Pilates Abs and Obliques, Workout - 26 Minute Fitness Blender Online Pilates Class


Calorie burn:

104 to 208





Equipment Needed:

Mat, No Equipment

Workout type:

Low Impact, Pilates, Toning

Body focus:


Workout Details

We have another Pilates routine for you focusing on just that core and we have done it a bit different this time changing up the format so it is more like being in an actual live Pilates Mat class. Kelli will be demonstrating the motions and Daniel will be doing “live” instruction for form, breathing, and modifications.

This routine can be easily done by a beginner but is still challenging for those whom have been doing Pilates for years as we include various levels of difficulty for most exercises. You can follow along exactly with what we do for a more difficult workout or you can stay with the easier versions of each exercise as we progress for a more beginner friendly workout.

When doing Pilates, the most important aspect is keeping your motions slow and smooth at the same time as keeping your lungs open and your breathing under control.

All that you need in order to do this workout routine is an optional exercise mat.

Printable Abs and Obliques Pilates Workout Routine
Toe Taps
Prone Leg Extensions
Swimmers (levels 1-3)
Back Bows (levels 1-2)
Pilates Hundreds (levels 1-3)
Cool Down & Stretch

This routine is a great low impact workout, something that helps you tone your body without the jarring impact of cardio. It does requires less energy than any of our high intensity interval training videos, so the calorie expenditure is lower, but burning calories is not the only point to exercise. We estimate that this Pilates video burns 4-8 calories per minute, depending on a large number of variables (body fat percentage, level of effort, the level of difficulty that you choose to follow along with, existing fitness level, etc).

You can do this routine 3-4 times a week, so long as those same muscle groups are not sore from working them previously. Contrary to the myth that you can work your ab muscles every day, they need time to heal, similar to any other muscle group.

Pair this Fitness Blender abs and obliques workout video with our other 30 minute Pilates butt and thigh workout for a whole hour long online Pilates class.


01/23/15 8:04pm

I really like how this video is set up wtih Kelli demonstrating the moves and Daniel acting like her trainer, giving tips about form. I really appreciate the variety of workouts you offer. I like doing your harder workouts earlier in the day and ending the day with a pilates or 10 minute body weight stength video. Thank you so much! I will continue to buy your programs a donate monthly to support the wonderful service you offer!

To Vanessa, I think pilates is exactly what you want to do to get suck in that stomach and improve posture and stability of your lower back. Keep it up!

Vanessa Jorge

01/20/15 11:07am

This exercises are great for me. I have been doing them for about 3 weeks, but I haven't seen any result yet. But I'm patient and persistent, so I don't even dream giving up.
However, I have seen that video of yours "How to lose belly fat- The truth about belly fat, abs and six pack" and after the recommendations and advices you gave, more questions popped into my mind. I am underweight, but I have a very protruding big belly that doesn't even look like fat at all. It's just big. And I am focusing on shrinking it only, but wherever I see tips and abs workouts, they always mention losing weight and calories and all that stuff, while I, a super skinny 14 year old girl, am trying to gain weight and lose the belly. I just want to be strong and healthy, but I want to look confident too. What should I do?


01/20/15 3:55am

Hi guys! Is the imprint position you refer to in the video appropiate for low back problems (hernias)?

clover 94

06/09/14 10:23am

These ones focusing on the core are great for me - definitely an area I need to strengthen up. I've tried to incorporate pilates into my routine just a little bit more, and I'm already gaining some strength, and better form. :) Thanks guys. x


03/04/14 8:15pm

Very nice video. What should I do to manage to sit on my heels during a child's pose?


02/26/14 1:42pm

Great video! My core has become much stronger after following your Pilates videos, which makes me feel more confident to attempt other exercises, and feel safer while doing them. I would encourage anyone to continue cycling through these videos; within a couple of weeks you will notice a big difference in your performance.


10/23/13 8:58am

More pilates videos please!


08/20/13 11:44pm

i felt it a lot in my abs! please most more pilates workouts! I only have one concern though, during the hundreds i felt a lot of pain in my neck and i wasn't sure if i was crunching up properly (i still felt it in my abs though) any pointers on how to prevent my neck/shoulders from hurting too much? also i would just like to point out how perfect of a couple the two of you are!!


06/28/13 3:27am

You both are awesome. i used to enjoy workout earlier but after watching ur videos i love workout. You both look so good wid each other.


06/21/13 9:08am

I didn't feel my abs hearting but I felt my neck and back sometimes ... But it was fun anyway ^^ !


05/22/13 9:14am

I think my abs never hurt that much!!! great video Thank you :)


03/09/13 12:57pm

Pilates workout... Thanks so much! It's nice to see the face behind the voice we've heard in so many videos!


03/05/13 7:40pm

Oh my gracious! I have never tried a pilates workout until now....Thanks for this, quite challenging as well.
Thanks a million!

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