This Pilates Abs and Butt Workout video is broken into two sections. The first half of the session focuses on Pilates core work; the second portion targets the butt and thighs.
Pilates has a long list of benefits, including improved flexibility, a stronger core, lean and toned muscles, stress relief, and more. It’s a low impact way to get in a good workout with a relatively good calorie burn, considering that much of it is done from the mat.
In order to garner all of the benefits of this workout, you will want to pay special attention to this video to hear the cues for both breathing directives and proper form. At least the first time through, keep the volume on any music low so that you don’t miss anything important.
This is a relatively fast paced routine that will have you moving fluidly from one exercise into another (like a Pilates class). You will be shown an inset video demo of the next upcoming exercise in the last few reps of the exercise you are doing.
2 Parts: Abs & Lower Body
24 Minutes Total
150 – 220 Calories burned
No equipment necessary
Printable Pilates Workout
Part One: Pilates Abs
Hundreds with extended legs
Single Toe Taps
Single Toe Taps from Tabletop
Double Toe Taps from Tabletop
Roll like a Ball
Roll like a Ball with Extension
Single Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch
Full Body Stretch
Break point; feel free to pause here if you need a longer break or if you need to grab a drink of water.
Part Two: Butt and Thighs
*Kneeling Leg Raises
*Kneeling Leg Raises with Bent Knee
*Kneeling Leg Raise Pulses
*Kneeling Leg Raise Circles (alternating directions each time)
*Repeat all reps of these on one side of the body before switching to repeat on the opposite side of the body.
Single Leg Bridges (repeat on each side of the body)
Wide Leg Lifts
Torso and Hamstring Stretch Left
Torso and Hamstring Stretch Right
Torso and Hamstring Stretch Center
Remember, proper form is essential to getting the most out of your Pilates workouts.
Love Pilates but looking for a higher calorie burn to help you lose weight faster?
There’s little debate regarding the health and fitness rewards of this kind of workout, unfortunately, a lot of people avoid or at least delay doing this kind of training because they don’t think it’s helpful in losing weight, instead opting for copious amounts of cardio.
So long as you’ve got your physician’s approval, there’s no reason you should feel like you shouldn’t do Pilates until you have reached a weight where you feel like you are “ready to tone”.
To get the best benefits in using Pilates for weight loss, use this kind of workout in combination with other kinds of training. For example, the workout video about would go very well with cardio or strength training.
Fitness Blender videos that go well with this Pilates video
You could do 15-20 minutes of FB cardio before, and another 15 minutes after, to burn a great deal of calories and get in some heart healthy cardio. You could also choose a 5-20 minute cardio or HIIT video of ours to use as a warm up, follow that up with a 10-30 minute toning video, and finish up with this low impact routine for core strength and toned legs.