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Go right ahead and bemoan Sarah Jessica Parker, Lululemon, and celeb trainer Tracy Anderson all you want. It doesn't change the fact that ever-popular Pilates is a super-effective workout – and, unlike your lovehandles after a few sessions, it's here to stay.

Accept it. And see what all the flat-belly fuss is about during Pilates in the Park, a free, weekly exercise class. Organizers hope to gain new students each week leading up to National Pilates Day on Saturday, May 4, when they'll try to break the record for largest Pilates class.

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Starts: March 16. Continues through May 4, 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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