The explosion of Pilates, the core-focused workout developed by Joseph Pilates almost 100 years ago, has its upsides (Pilates for the people!) as well as its downsides (every cover of the Pilates Style magazine has us convinced that practitioners must be a size 2 or smaller). Somewhere between the extremes is Pilates teacher Jennifer Blakeley, who finds the practice to be a more manage able alternative for many. "I know for some people, yoga's not accessible -- it's hard to get up and down off the floor, or they're intimidated by the spiritual aspect, or they think they're too tight," she says. "With Pilates, you can start where you are, and there's a clear method that takes you from where you are and builds you up." Blakeley's clients include those with limited mobility as well as competitive athletes, and she tailors each one-on-one session accordingly. The goals of the sessions? Blakeley hopes her clients "leave feeling better in their bodies."