Pilates exercise involves isotonic and isometric movements to increase flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. The number of calories you burn from any Pilates program will vary depending on your sex, body weight and exercise intensity.
Winsor Pilates is a Pilates program developed by dancer, author and teacher Mari Winsor. Winsor's approach to Pilates includes low-intensity toning and flexibility exercises, performing dynamic movements that incorporate and target major muscle groups throughout the entire body.
According to Health Status, in one 30-minute session of beginner Pilates such as Winsor Pilates, a 145-lb. person can burn 122 calories. At an intermediate level, the same individual can burn 170 calories, and at an advanced level can burn 209 calories.
Some forms of exercise, including Pilates, may not be appropriate for everyone. Speak with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program, such as Winsor Pilates.