from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A system of exercises that promote the strengthening of the body, often using specialized equipment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates
After Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), German-born American physical fitness instructor who developed the system.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)