CARDIOLATES® originated from a desire to find a cardio regime that upheld (and even reinforced) alignment principles. Pilates exercises are not intended to be conducted at an aerobic pace: Pilates is a thoughtful mind-body system of exercise that requires attention to detail, form and alignment. Even when a seasoned Pilates instructor moves through a reformer workout without pause, the heart rate barely taps into a low-impact range. Pilates tones muscles very effectively, but a cardiovascular regime is necessary to burn unwanted fat.
Because unstable surfaces cause involuntary muscles such as the transversis abdominus and the multifidus to contract, rebounding seemed the perfect aerobic complement to a Pilates program. Since CARDIOLATES® integrates rebounding with alignment principles, one can burn fat while improving alignment and posture. Thus, CARDIOLATES® is an efficient and effective solution.