pilates in your own time…
New 10-minute Standing workout just up – you’ll find it 10-minute tab or Absolute Beginner/Refresh the basics.
Other recent ones are in 30-min section (Ground + restore), in 20-min section (Mobilise + strengthen) and in 10-min section (Short ‘n’ sweet, level 1).
Within each time tab (just below this text), you will find an assortment of videos of approximately the same length. The ‘circa 60 min‘ ones are primarily classes delivered over Zoom during lockdown, so sound and technical quality is mixed but you will find nicely-paced, level 2 classes. More recently, I have been focusing on recording better-quality, shorter videos; you will find these in the 5, 10, 20 or 30 minute tabs.
The other categories focus on specific needs or desires!
If you are starting out or restarting Pilates after a break, go to the ‘Absolute beginner or Refresh the basics‘ section. I recommend looking at Finding neutral pelvis (two different videos), then watching and doing Pre-Pilates moves, followed by Pilates Fundamentals. You will also find plenty of other videos of different durations for beginners or improvers.
If you want an immediate hit of Pilates to the core, try Quick ab blast (only 5 mins, and you’ll find it in the 5-min tab).
The Bone Building and Balance section has loads of good ones if you are peri- or post-menopausal and need balance and bone building moves to age stronger! This is also where you’ll find videos that avoid flexion of spine – to be avoided if you have osteoporosis. The series of three (20 mins each) specifically for Osteoporosis are worth checking out!
If you have achy back (not in acute phase mind), then dip into Movement for Back or Shoulder pain. Try the restorative classes or Basic moves for spinal health (same ones as the New York Times recommends!)