I'm not a Natural at Pilates. I can't sit up from lying on the floor...and I can't roll back and forth. My abs are needing a lot of work and am continually reminding myself to 'pull in my belly button' all day long...every day.
Thankfully, I bought a new mat that's much thicker than the old yoga slip of paper (ok, slight exaggeration) I had for Week 1. That probably sounds odd, but it's better than bringing an AEROBED TO CLASS.
This is my first attempt at it and if there's anyone more needy of a healthier CORE than I, she must be a twin. I've tried Yoga and loved it but wanted to try something else...ask me again in 2-3 weeks when our Instructor has really stepped it up if I still like it.