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Pilates' observation of feral cats moving around the camp – and how they stayed in condition on meagre rations – was said to be fundamental in the development of his technique, which he called Contrology. With resistance, balance and poise critical to the discipline, it shared many qualities with gymnastics, of which there was an eager following at Knockaloe.

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