For me, the importance of Pilates is a given. I love Pilates and I do it every day. To someone unfamiliar with Pilates it could sound like any other work out, but it's definitely a special fitness regimen with many unique benefits. One common misconception about Pilates is that Pilates is easy. If it looks easy to you then you are watching a STRONG person. Pilates is tough. Another misconception is that Pilates is just like Yoga. This is not true. There's a long list of many more common Pilates myths, but instead of going through what Pilates isn't I made a list of what Pilates is.