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Pilates exercises during pregnancy. A pregnant woman being trained in pilates techniques as part of childbirth classes for women suffering from cardiovascular disease. Pilates is a physical fitness regime developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It focuses on the core postural muscles that support the spine, and also involves control of breathing. Photographed at Chelyabinsk City Clinical Hospital No.6., Russia, in 2014.
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