Most of us don’t do Pilates for weight loss, but it can be helpful as part of an overall programme that includes cardiovascular exercise.
Pilates increases muscle tone and because muscles are metabolically active you will burn more calories. Pilates will also strengthen your body, which prepares it for more dynamic calorie burning workouts.
Reduced stress levels are associated with weight loss.The concentration that you need to do Pilates shuts out all the other stuff going on in your head and the focus on breathing correctly helps reduce stress too.
Pilates improves your posture and increases your awareness of how you hold yourself in day to day life. Good posture can make your look and feel more confident, boosting your self-esteem, whatever your weight.