- Duration: 17 Minutes
- Calorie Burn: 51-85
- Difficulty: 2/5
- Equipment: Mat, No Equipment
- Training Type: Low Impact, Pilates, Stretching/Flexibility
- Video Player: View on YouTube
This Pilates routine is short and sweet, but still gets a good sweat going with no need for a warm up or a cool down. In this video, We wanted to incorporate the warm up and cool down into the main body of the routine, so what we get is a workout with no breaks—just work.
Though this routine targets the core muscles predominantly, we also threw in some leg-dominant moves to get the entire body involved as well. We did keep this routine more on the core side to target the abs, lower back, and obliques to really get some good muscle tone from it. After all, who doesn't want a nicely toned midsection?
Keep in mind that though this is a relatively light, low impact workout, you can make it more difficult by using small hand or ankle weights. Just be careful, though, as even using a one pound weight with an outstretched arm or leg can make a huge difference in difficulty—and more importantly, soreness the next day. There are always options to modify exercises to make them harder or easier, so feel free to alter these exercises to meet your needs.
Length: 17 minutes
Strategy: Pilates for total body
Equipment: optional exercise mat
About this routine: This is a relaxed, free-form Pilates routine where each motion is done for a different amount of time or number of repetitions. Though the exercises have been put in a specific order, each exercise can be done for as long or as short as you want by pausing or fast forwarding the video. Otherwise, just push play and follow along at the pace we set. No need to do a warm up or cool down, as this routine has them both incorporated into the move progression.
- Free-form routine
- Random repetitions or time limit
- Exercise mat (optional)
Warm up / cooldown
- None needed
Overhead Stretch to Toe Touch
Side Hip Raise (L&R)
Back Bow Crossover
Prone Leg Raise
Seated Toe Touch
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