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Pilates and Physical Perfection

March 11, 2013 Sports

pilatesPilates is a body working routine that focuses on building flexibility and coordination of the body without creating muscle bulk. Pilates comes from the name of its inventor, Joseph H. Pilates. Born in 1883 in Germany, he was a very sickly child, suffering from asthma, rheumatic fever and rickets. Joseph began studying how to train his body through body building, gymnastics, and yoga techniques. Thus he managed to overcome his frailty and became a true athlete.

Later on, he dedicated his life to curing others with his own methods. During World War I he created special exercises and equipment for the injured patients who were immobilized. Pilates’s philosophy that physical and mental health are connected influenced his exercise program...

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