I have found Pilates to be highly effective in my fitness regimen. The focus on strengthening and using my core has improved all my other forms of exercise. I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps, much of it as a platoon leader. Marines are known for being physically fit, and their days include a variety of exercise from calisthenics and weight training, to running and martial arts. Had I known then what I do now about the effectiveness of Pilates, the Marines in my charge would have been using it regularly.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge of this amazing form of fitness.