Also Known As: The Pilates Method
Common Misspellings: pilate, palatees, palates, pahlates
The name Pilates was held in trademark until the year 2000 when, after a court battle, it was declared to be a term for an exercise system and released to the public domain.
Read more about the far reaching effects of this transition in: Issues in Pilates Instructor Certification
, How the Pilates Trademark Battle Changed Pilates Teacher Certification.