Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to help out injured athletes and dancer return to fitness. Since then it has grown in popularity and is presently one of the most popular fitness regimens.
While Pilates might not be the fastest way to lose weight but is high in benefits. A Pilates class consists of mainly mat-based low impact exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. Pilate exercises take you through a slow, sustained series of movements and emphasizes on the use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs through holding poses while performing repetitions of an exercise.
The benefit of Pilates includes optimal weight loss, increased endurance and improves flexibility and strength.