Pilates is exercise.
It should make you sweat, use muscles you didn't know you had, and feel good.
Pilates will rid your body of tension patterns and leave behind supple muscle, IF done correctly. In Joseph Pilates words,"In 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 sessions you will see a difference, and in 30 you will have a new body." Let me teach you the real Pilates Method; start your physical ritual today!