Pilates is a low-impact exercise designed to promote flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. It was developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates.
It emphasizes proper posture, core strength, and muscle balance. It focuses on the 'powerhouse' of the body which includes the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and lower body. An important thing to remember though is that Pilates isn’t an aerobic exercise.
Just like with any other core and abdominal exercise out there, you can’t use it to spot train. So to make the most out of its core-toning benefits, you should pair it with cardio. The combination of these two exercises can help torch belly fat and reveal toned core muscles.