It’s not just glorified stretching. This discipline hits muscles you didn’t even know you had—which is why so many pro athletes are incorporating it into their training.
At some point in the last decade, the badass prison-cell workout of a German circus performer and boxer interned in England during World War I got co-opted by soccer moms and college coeds. But more recently, some of the toughest athletes in pro sports have discovered the benefits of Pilates and added it to their training.
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