There are so many benefits to Pilates! Most of the exercises are a combination of stretch and strengthening, which helps balancing the body and improve the body posture. Furthermore Pilates is very focused on core work and will often help people suffering from backpain. This particular program is a bit more focused on the abs, but remember Pilates is always for the whole body.
I used to do aesthetic gymnastics and we always warmed up with a lot of “swing” exercises. It is like very old-fashioned gymnastic. I think these kind of exercises get you warm from top to toe and it is a fun way to get in some cardio too. Get swinging!!