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Pilates was created in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates for the purpose of rehabilitation. It improves flexibility, strength, and body awareness without building bulk by developing the core muscles and spinal alignment. Pilates may be performed using spring-resistant machines (the Reformer, the Cadillac, the Spine Corrector, the Ladder Barrel, and the Wunda Chair) on the floor (mat work).

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