Pilates exercises are the perfect way to tone your whole body! To help you start your own practice in your living room, we’ve collected some of the best at-home full-body Pilates workouts below.
The benefits of this type of training are so many – better core strength, increased flexibility, and more stability. The reason why it’s perfect for training your whole body, though, is because Pilates targets multiple muscle groups at the same time and improves the mind-to-muscle connection.
As a bonus, Pilates is low-impact and easy on the joints, so if you’ve got 99 joint problems – you don’t need to care about even one. Of them. I’m not a rapper. Shocker, I know. But, basically, practically anyone can get stronger by doing full-body Pilates workouts on a regular basis.
To help you out, here are some good ones to start with!
I find this 30-minute Pilates workout to be the perfect flow for the morning! You strengthen and stretch at the same time which will leave you feeling energized and strong!
This full-body Pilates workout aims to sculpt and shape your body and improve your calorie burn! It’s mostly a mat Pilates and you really feel it everywhere!
The workout goes through mat exercises for your core and glutes, as well as some standing moves. It will get your whole body going and leave you feeling refreshed, once you’ve completed it.
If you’re brand-new to pilates, you can benefit from this video to learn the specifics of breathing in this type of training. This is crucial to learn because, without the proper technique, you’ll get tired very early on, and won’t be able to complete the routine. So follow the instructor and tackle the positions with the proper approach!
After this routine, you’ll notice not only improved core muscles but also better full-body strength and improved flexibility.
This full-body workout is specifically made for beginners, so it’s a great way to start your Pilates journey. As the instructor suggests the flow can be suitable for any level, as it isn’t the complexity of the movements, but the way you perform them that counts!
If the previous full-body pilates tutorial got the experts saying “Pff, too easy!”, I suspect this one will be a good match for them. You can do this exercise routine even if you’re just starting too, but beware, it’s quite intense and the movements may be a bit too challenging to ace on the first try. Don’t let that stop you, though, you can absolutely perfect the different planks, all you need is to practice a little!
Slow and steady wins the race! Unlike the previously listed workouts, which were all about variety and going from movement to movement in order to experience it all, this video focuses on fewer exercises but perfecting their performance. The idea here is to slow down and nicely stretch and lengthen your body. It’s a classic mat Pilates routine!
This Pilates flow is just the thing you’re looking for when you need a slower yet effective routine. All of the exercises are done on your mat, and no other equipment is required. You’ll begin by training your breath, which we already established is the foundation of your correct Pilates workout.
There’s no point in lying that this full-body pilates routine is easy because literally 30 seconds after the video starts the instructor warns how tough it is. But don’t click away just yet, because she also says that if you do it about three times every week, you’ll feel learner, longer, and stronger. And as someone who’s been doing this routine for years, I can say she’s right! It’s the perfect 20-minute practice, as it’s challenging, yet fairly quick!
Wait, wasn’t Pilates low-intensity, how can a workout with it can be high-intensity training? I get your confusion but this tutorial really includes many pilates exercises and such, inspired by it. It’s marked as HIIT because it teaches you a big number of movements that you perform for 40 seconds with 10-second intervals in between. You’ll start with a nice warm-up, followed by the actual workout that will engage your full body, and finally, a cool down. To me, this is more of a workout you do when you have more experience with Pilates, as the instructor isn’t talking you through the exercises.
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