January 30, 2013 by applesandarteries
On a day like today, a reliable indoor workout is a plus.
I’m a huge fan of Pilates and try to do it 1-2 times a week. Pilates was one of the first fitness classes I really got into post-college. I took a class at the local Y back in Chicago – the same instructor for about 2 years, the same group of people in the class. We had the loud breather, the runner (guy) who wore short running shorts, etc. And it’s when I first started to notice that yes, indeed, I do have a waist. I always feel a little longer and leaner after a good Pilates mat class/workout.
A great at-home Pilates workout to check out is Mari Winsor: Pilates. I used the DVD via Netflix.
There’s an express, 20 minute option and a full, 50 minute floor workout. I use the 50 minute workout which takes me through plenty of abs, lower body toning moves, and core “scooping”.
The workout provides variations for beginners and more advanced practitioners. It’s a great DVD if you’re new to Pilates. I will say that it moves a bit slow if you’re more advanced.
The only equipment needed is a yoga or exercise mat. Be sure to wear comfy clothes.
Do you have a good at-home Pilates workout to recommend? Do you do Pilates? What’s today’s workout?