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How many of you familiar with Pilates Well if you have not heard of Pilates it can be used to replace your usual workouts as well as help with medical conditions Like any work out some like it and some dont it all depends on what you are looking for and how you want to achieve it But for those who are not really familiar with the method I will inform you on what Pilates is how it came about and why some people use it Pilates is a workout that can like yoga be done anywhere anytime for as long as one wishes Pilates was invented almost a hundred years ago by a man named Joseph Pilates Pilates was born in 1880 in Germany as a sickly child who suffered from asthma rickets which was a childhood disorder involving softening and weakening of the bones and rheumatic fever which was an inflammatory disease that affected many of the bodys connecting tissues like the joints brain and skin Even though he suffered with these a great deal he was determined to overcome his health problems and began to study anatomy and both Eastern and Western forms of exercise including yoga Zen and ancient Greek and Roman routines By the age of 14 he has overcome his bad health and became a successful boxer gymnast skier and diver In 1912 Pilates left Germany and because a performer with a traveling circus but when WW1 broke out he was placed in an internment camp and had to work as a nurse This is when he created his workout He began inventing equipment to rehabilitate the wounded like taking bed springs and attaching them to the ceiling so even the men who were unable to move from their bed could still stay strong Even though it does not seem to be much it made a huge impact Many of the wounded that Pilates took care of totally
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