[aw-then-tik] [pi-lah-teez]
Genuine, real, the original.
A method of physical and mental exercise, based
on Joseph Pilates' original teachings of The Pilates
Method of Body Conditioning, incorporating strength,
stretch, and control while focusing on the body's
Powerhouse. An exercise regime typically performed
in a series of sequences with specialized apparatus,
designed to improve the overall condition of the body.
Authentic due to direct lineage to Joseph Pilates.
Origin: Joseph Hubertus Pilates, designer of the
system, German-born fitness instructor
First Known Use: 1934