Pilates for weight loss — does it work?

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Can Pilates help you lose weight? Well, whether you’re a bendy Pilates pro or just counting down the minutes to escape, there are plenty of benefits of Pilates, and weight loss could be one of them. 

Regardless of your preferred Pilates style, it is a popular low-impact exercise option designed to build whole-body strength and muscle. According to the Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (opens in new tab), Pilates can adapt to gentle strength training for injury rehab or a more strenuous cardio workout challenging enough for skilled athletes.