One of the tricky things about maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to keep things exciting and staying motivated. Aside from my usual workout routine that includes swimming and weight training, I try to include different activities whenever possible. One of my best discoveries (if you can call it that) is pilates! I LOVE IT! Pilates gives you the right amount of exercise with the right amount of effort in the right amount of time. Nothing less, nothing more. It is focuses on creating strength and power that helps tone problem areas like your abs, gluts, arms and legs. Pretty much the entire body. The best part is that you will be able to see the results instantly as your abs and gluts will feel more toned even as you walk out of class. If you’re like me and don’t have a lot much of free time, try making it to a class at least once a week. You won’t regret it! So, what are you waiting for?