I agree with many of the comments above.
Visible abs are really the product of low body fat, rather than massively developed abdominal muscles. And a six pack is really a product of VERY low body fat. The photo at www.builtlean.com/2012/09/24/body-fat-perc
is a illustration of the BF levels you need to achieve different effects.
Any good workout program includes both strength training and cardio. Strength training is actually a very effective fat burner. While pilates is a good start, it is fairly moderate strength training, and you are probably better off pursuing a more challenging ST program with heavier weights.
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