noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of Pilates
Examples from the Web for pilates
For a while yoga and pilates classes were sought out at luxury gyms like Equinox.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The new fitness tracker aims to recognize any workout movement from pull-ups to Pilates, but it still needs a bit of work.
First, Herz argues, our ability to weigh risk is out of whack, because CrossFit is more like a sport than a Pilates class.
This class uses a MegaFormer, easiest to describe as a Pilates reformer on steroids.
Tone is their MegaFormer-based class, drawing from Pilates with a strength and cardio twist.
Shall He go to the high priests palace or to Pilates prtorium and triumph over their dismay?
If we pass, in search of the real charge, from Pilates judgment-seat to the Sanhedrim, we get nearer to the truth.
The cruelty with which this revolt was repressed led to Pilates final disgrace.Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
If thou let this man go thou art not Csars friend, it was to the fear of Tiberius in Pilates heart that they appealed.Under Csars' Shadow|Henry Francis Colby
That the chief priests have failed as utterly as the Pilates.Discipline|Charles Kingsley
Word Origin for Pilates
c.1980, physical fitness regimen developed c.1920 by German-born physical fitness teacher Joseph Pilates (1883-1967).