It can elevate the heart rate depending on the class and or by adding in the jump-board to reformer classes.
Pilates is an aerobic exercise
THe best way to combine aerobics with Pilates is by adding aerobic exercises with the use of the Pilates jump board, such as simulating running. Trend Pilates has several high priced pieces of Pilates equipment that can add plenty of aerobics to your workout.
If you want to reduce belly fat, aerobic exercises, swimming, circuit training exercises, Pilates, and abdominal-targeted routines are most effective.
Aerobic exercise is a style that developed over time. By definition it is any form of exercise that utilizes the large muscle groups, increases the heart rate and is sustained for a period of 20 minutes or more. Examples of aerobic exercises include jogging, biking, swimming, in-line skating and dancing. The goal is to improve cardiovascular function.The Pilates Method is an anaerobic exercise that focuses on controlled precise movements that do not elevate the heart rate enough to be considered aerobic in the traditional sense. Pilates traditionally uses slow movements designed to improve the core, overall strength, tone and flexibiliy of the body. There are certain Pilates exercises that have aerobic qualities, but as a whole, the exercise method is anaerobic.
Aerobic exercise is cardio exercise (where you get your heart rate up). Resistance exercise is weight training using resistance.
Some of the common aerobic equipment used for pilates are gloves, an exercise mat, water aerobics equipment (such as water dumbbells that have built-in flotation pads), step bench, and hand weights.
Resistance is strength training where aerobic is endurance.
Pilates is all about the "quality" of the exercise.
Weight training is typically an anaerobic exercise, as opposed to running, say, which is an aerobic exercise (You breath very heavily and take in lots of air -"aer" - as in aer-obic)
Yes, aerobic exercise machines have been approved by the government. They are now placed in gyms and other training facilities. All types of aerobic exercise machines like the treadmill and elliptical are in gyms and training facilities.
Talk to your doctor about it.