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This solution offers ideas for identifying two of the most prolific scientists in exercise and sport physiology field and describe what they have done and how they have contributed to the field of exercise science.

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Since the word "Pilates" attracts such merit and popularity as a form of exercise today, I thought it would be fun to research the inventor of the Pilates exercise method, Joseph Pilates. Although this form of exercise is a more recent trend worldwide, his development of it as teacher is certainly not new, as this research depicts.

One article examines the overall purpose and function of Pilates in the exercise world. It is cited at:
Feigin, M., & Harris, L. (2008). The POWER of Pilates. American Fitness, 26(3), 62-64. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

This article also carefully traces the fascinating history of the exercise. The authors report that Joseph was a "gymnast, boxer, circus performer and medically trained as a nurse when he was interred on the Isle of Man during World War I." After the influenza outbreak of 1918 caused many people to be bedridden, he devised these exercises "To help them regain their strength, he designed a series of exercises that could be executed in bed."

I feel like he deserves coverage in your exploration since he brought exercise science and therapy to the masses and regular citizens, making ...

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This solution offers an array of research for identifying two of the most prolific scientists in exercise and sport physiology field and describing what they have done. It also presents how they have contributed to the field of exercise science.

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