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). Read more: Pilates Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Exercise: How to Get Going
- Pilates Body Conditioning Techniques
- Exercise: Get Going and Keep Going -- Meg Jordan, PhD, RN. -- 01/21/03
- Exercise Momentum Keeping It Going
- Exercising for a Healthier Heart -- Kenneth Cooper, MD -- 02/19/03
- Fitness Training Choices -- Cedric X. Bryant, PhD
- Fitness: Fall into Fitness -- Richard Weil, MEd, CDE -- 9/2/03
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Prevention & Wellness
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