Pilates unique exercises strengthen the core, or “powerhouse”, flattening stomachs, reducing backpain, preventing injury, elongating spine while holistically stretching and toning the entire body.  Both Women’s Health and Shape Magazine have done pieces on the sexual benefits of Pilates.  While fitness trends have changed, Pilates has stayed true to it’s promise and continues to grow a dedicated following.  They’ll always be a market for six-pack stomachs and mind-blowing orgasms.

For decades, Pilates was the professional dancers’ best kept secret.  Thanks to a boost from the fitness industry, Pilates has now taken over the mainstream.  Celebrities from Vanessa Hudgens to Madonna to Judy Collins, star athletes from Tiger Woods to Jason Kidd to Ruben Brown, all swear by The Method.  You’d be hard pressed to find a gym anywhere in America that doesn’t offer some form of it.  From the "Real Housewives" of Bravo TV to actual real housewives, everyone’s doing Pilates.    

While the benefits of Pilates and celebrity endorsements are clear, women are always searching for ways to integrate exercise into their lives.  Fitness DVDs and books rise as best-sellers, but just because their bought doesn’t mean they’re being used as many can be time consuming, overly complicated, and unrealistic.  Lazy Girl’s accessibility and simplicity fit the lifestyle of every modern woman.

Official Pilates Description 

Why Pilates?

Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. (Yeah, we know – who doesn’t want that?)

It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.