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Pilates is an exercise system which focuses on developing core strength to support the skeletal system. The aim is to increase muscle tone and strength, lengthen the spine, improve flexibility, balance and posture as well as increase body awareness.
Pilates incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and western forms of exercise. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and has grown in popularity around the world as a well respected method of improving overall health and wellbeing.