Stamina is both an end goal & result. Good muscle recruitment patterns result in efficient movement. The precision of Pilates helps you learn to use minimum effort to do a task, which frees up your energy. Body Control Pilates® works on all systems of the body and naturally increases stamina. However, Pilates is not an aerobic workout, although some of the advanced sequences are cardiovascular, therefore, it is advisable to combine Body Control Pilates® with some aerobic style exercise, such as brisk walking, cycling or swimming. Even in the absence of other activity, stamina is increased and in particular, the postural muscles will have greater endurance.
-The Pilates Bible (Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw and Nathan Gardner)
Body Control Pilates course text for their Level 3 Pilates Matwork Certificate