For anyone needing a good strong workout this week I have filmed “Pilates for a good sweat”. Let’s face it, everyone likes to feel like they have worked hard, and you don’t need to workout for long to work hard!
This workout focuses on core strength with a bit of flexibility thrown in too. It is aimed at an intermediate level, however beginners can try it and just take it easy, take breaks when you need to, and keep the feet on the mat if it becomes challenging.
Wearing: Nike capri pants & Step n Pump top.
This is a particular favourite routine of mine! This pose goes by the name V-Sit or Boat pose depending what discipline you ask. You can really feel it working instantly and it covers all of the abdominal muscles, including the obliques. It also works for both muscle endurance and muscle strength. Follow these tips to get your core working HARD!
After the success of my Retreat Day a few weekends ago, I was so motivated at the end of the day I stayed back to film a few short videos. This turned in to 5 short videos just for you! So here is the first one- a 4 Minute Pilates Flow. Yes, it’s very short, but treat it like you would sets at the gym. Complete one full set and then repeat the video twice, or even three times! Or if you are really short of time you will still benefit from squeezing in one set!
I hope you are having a great weekend! It has FINALLY started to snow a little here so I’m staying warm indoors and answering your questions! There are so many questions asked all the time regarding “How long it takes to strengthen your core”, and “when will it be strong enough”, so I have decided to dedicate this Questions Answered post to these questions alone.
Leg pull in prone prep- For controlled strength!
Wearing capri pants by Onzie and tank top by Hip Width at Urban Yoga.