Focus and control are important factors and not instantly mastered. Perseverance and regularity are key to improvement. Some exercises will challenge you more than others and this will vary from person to person depending on their level of fitness or any physical issues they may have.
Mel believes that Pilates is for everyone, and there is something to benefit all in these classes, with or without modifications. The beauty of Pilates is that you can work to your ability. It will highlight the parts of the body that need it most. You will feel yourself getting stronger, your posture will improve as will your mental health. Those who do it regularly will testify to that. If you practice yoga, strength through Pilates will help you to hold the poses for longer. The two complement each other.