Hear that? Pilates just got a ringing endorsement.
The Daily Mail reports that Pippa Middleton, sister of Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, passes her free time at Parson's Green Pilates Studio in London -- in fact, she wrote the following testimonial for the exercise center:
"As someone who is always 'on the go', Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London. Whether it's 7am in the morning or 7pm at night I always leave feeling calm, refreshed and invigorated. Over the past few months I have noticed a huge difference in my core strength and posture and couldn't recommend Margot more highly as an instructor. From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energized."
Fit, happy, energized and the subject of a Facebook group with 221,714 members as of this posting. And the 27-year-old's posterior might have sparked an increase in butt-lifting procedures in the UK, which you can read all about here.
UsMagazine.com adds that Pippa also "gets her cardio on with swimming, jogging, tennis and skiing."