If you don't have a barre, this class will introduce some simple alternatives. We'll spend a few minutes discussing which props you'll need, as well as at-home substitution options that might be available.
In this first class, we'll cover the essentials while working on control and balance. After briefly discussing prop options, we'll begin on the mat with a Pilates warm-up for the abdominals, explore a side leg series, then move to the barre to practice staple moves like plies and over the rainbows. We'll continue to build on this sequence throughout the program, steadily increasing the challenge and burn. Props Needed: A chair (or barre). Props Suggested: A small stability ball or towel.
Today we'll explore a similar series of movements, this time with more focus on developing strength. Expect more repetitions and more heat as you move through Pilates core and leg work on the mat, then come to standing to fire up your legs and glutes with an intensified barre series. Props Needed: A chair (or barre). Props Suggested: A small stability ball or towel.
Our final class will incorporate everything you've learned so far, this time with maximum effort for maximum vitality. We'll blast through some intense abdominal and oblique work to start, then explore longer holds and tougher variations in our leg and barre series. Expect to seriously feel the burn throughout this workout, keeping in mind that you can repeat this class to continue building strength. Props Needed: A chair (or barre). Props Suggested: A small stability ball or towel.
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