I love Pilates and really don't think I can sing praise for it enough. The main reason I love Pilates is that it makes everything better — running, sitting, standing, yoga, swimming and even sex.
A major focus of Pilates is posture. When the body is in alignment it works more efficiently which is important when you exercise. For instance take running. When running upright, instead of leaning forward, with the low abs pulled up and in the shoulder blades sliding down the back, your legs can really do their thing — propel you forward.
On the opposite end of the spectrum of physical activities, Pilates also works the pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abs. This focus helps with pelvic stability, incontinence and, yes, sex. I've had clients tell me their husbands really appreciate the pelvic floor work.
I like thinking of the Pilates studio as a laboratory of controlled movement. You stretch and work your body into extreme ranges of motion and then in the real world you are ready for almost anything.
So if you haven't tried Pilates - do. I think you will love it. If you have any questions about Pilates — ask them by sending me a private message. I am all ears.