I now live in the Emerald City, Seattle for you not in the know. This allows me to be a client at one of the best, if not the best, Pilates studio on the west coast; Metropolitan Pilates. I have been coming for privates sessions, once a week, since the summer, and my excellent instructor is Adrianna.
My cardiovascular capacity is certainly improved, this is a workout people, not a rest. If you don't get "warm" or better, break a sweat, you ain't getting busy in your Pilates practise.
Now, I have been running several times a week (well some weeks it was more than one time ) and that has also helped. I really was pretty pathetic when it came to running before, my heart gave out much faster than my legs. Now I feel I have remedied that and I am getting a little addicted to running. Hm, must try to get up early tomorrow and do a run, before the kids get up.
Makes the Pilates more "easy" too, I mean more doable.
Anyways, I love my new regular regimen and I am even starting to play with the thought of teaching again, I miss it!