Pilates for weight loss?
I’m a 45-year-old female with occasional back pain. Even though my back pain isn't constant--it's so painful. I’ve been overweight most of my life, and my doctor mentioned that my back pain could be caused, in part, by my weight. I’ve never really been active, so the thought of weight-lifting or using cardio machines at the gym is intimidating. I’ve heard a lot about Pilates, and I’m interested in learning more about it. Could Pilates be enough to help me lose weight, or would I have to do it with a high-impact form of exercise? Can someone who is overweight with a beginner’s fitness level succeed with this type of exercise? Or is it better-suited for tiny, fit, flexible, ballerina-types?