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Although these days many coed or women's classes advertise dance-infused, choreographed Pilates classes, the fitness regimen was originally created by Joseph Pilates to help keep World War I soldiers in shape. Men are often shocked to find out how sore they can be after trying a few sessions of what they think is a "woman's exercise" themselves. (Marilyn Morrell/Courtesy of Pilates Body by Valentin)