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Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?


Updated June 03, 2014

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Question: Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?
Speaking from personal experience and observation over the course of many years, I can say with some certainty that anyone who commits to Pilates workouts will create a trimmer appearance, and most will lose significant weight.
Answer: Pilates is famous for creating long, lean, fit bodies. There are many ways that doing Pilates supports weight loss and a trimmer appearance:

Pilates is an enlivening workout that can help sustain energy levels throughout your day. However, it is not usually done as aerobic exercise. Therefore, some people enjoy combining Pilates with aerobic/cardio exercise in order to maximize their weight loss.
What Makes a Workout Cardio?
Choosing Cardio Exercises

If you are interested in weight loss you will want to investigate About.com's Weight Loss site, which is excellent. You will also find many tools for weight loss at About.com's Calorie-Count website. Calorie-Count provides a tremendous amount of information about foods and the calories and nutrition they provide, as well as a community of like-minded people sharing experiences and supporting each other.
Go to Weight Loss at About.com

Learn more about using these weight loss ideas, and get more tips.
Healthy Lifestyle Weight Loss
5 Tips for Weight Loss With Pilates
Weight Loss by the Minute

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