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Pilates pain or gain?

Stefanie Garber

The word “pilates” conjures images of healthy people in leotards with their legs above their heads. However, pilates was initially developed to assist with rehabilitation from injury, and it's still an effective rehab tool today...

Pilates was originally created in the early 20th century to recondition ballet dancers after injury. The discipline was repackaged in the early 2000s as a fitness class. In Australia today, most gyms offer pilates classes and private studios operate in every state. Pilates involves a series of activities focused on increasing core strength. The exercises condition the muscles surrounding the abdomen and spine. In “mat work” classes,...

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