Benefits: clearer skin and weight loss.
What's the Shred video like? I've been doing Denise Austin's Hit the Spot Pilates. There are no weights involved and it has 7 different 10 minute workouts that I can vary as I please. I have absolutely fallen in love with Pilates since it is a resistance based workout which means that the more you do it, the stronger you get and the harder it gets. I have built so much muscle tone in my abs and thighs through it. Other benefit is I have not had any back problems since I started doing it regularly (going on 3 months now).
Yesterday was my 4 mile hill run and today I plan on doing an 1/2 hour Pilates and a 2 mile run once Jesse gets home. Thank goodness for summer nights!