I'm sorry to sound a bit stupid - but what exactly is pilates and what can I expect to do in a beginners' class ? My GP and physio both have suggested pilates for my neck and shoulders but I don't really know what it is. I did think it was similar to yoga but as I'm not very fit I'm a bit afraid it may be too strenuous. I've been given the phone number (by my physio) of a local pilates teacher who has just started a beginners class with just 2 people in it. I will phone her but I wanted to find out a bit more before I do. Thanks.