Yes, I understand we all want to burn as many calories and build as much muscle tissue in an hour as possible. And there are many types of fitness classes and styles which will do just that. But at what cost to your future self? Abusing your body with endless repetitions for rapid results is the same as rubbing baby oil on your skin to tan faster. When the season changes- the tan fades and you are left with damage. Improper exercise acts on the physical body in much the same way.
Pilates uniquely trains foundational neuromuscular connections, which will improve the the way you use your body in all forms of training. When your body is trained to move in proper alignment, the “burn” starts at the FIRST repetition.
Think of Pilates as an SPF. The more you use, the stronger you will be protected from injury. It's truly an anti-ager. Regular practice keeps you looking and feeling younger longer!
"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion." -Joseph Pilates