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ancers swear by it, celebritiesswoon over it, and physiotherapistsendorse it – Pilates is a non-impactmethod o exercise practised by morethan ten million devotees around theworld. A new study by the AmericanCollege o Sports Medicine predictsPilates will be the world’s ninth mostpopular tness activity in 2010, aboveyoga at the number 14 slot. In Asia,Pilates is steadily inding its eet asmore and more studios are establishedacross the region however it is still otenviewed as a trend or an undergroundmovement. Why is this so and willPilates ever reach the dizzying heightso popularity that yoga enjoys in Asia?