Video Tag: ~20 minutes

Balance training

Short video: warm-up exercises for feet and ankles to prepare for balancing on one leg. Build balance training into your everyday. Old adage is true: use it or lose it!

23-minute blast

Fast-paced , full body session that will leave you feeling nicely worked out in the PIlates way! About level 2, but nothing too hectic.

Pilates using wall (intermediate)

This 20-minute workout uses the wall for feedback, for support and – most importantly – for finding oppositional length! While this is a level 2 or intermediate class, you can modify and make the movement experience work for you! Note, not suitable if you have osteoporosis!

Get on down: 16-min blast

Quick run-through of ab series, hip lift, plus side-lying series, mermaid and a bit more to feel connected and get your blood flowing. Level 1.

Bone health + balance: standing

Osteoporosis or osteopenia? In less than 20-minutes, you’ll safely mobilise the feet, knees and hips – along with arms and upper body (using small hand weights, 800 or 900 grams ideal). Keeping the joints and muscles in the feet, ankles, legs and hips strong and mobile is key to balance. Side stepping with directional change …

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Quick post-hols reset

This short Pilates workout hits the reset button, with the tried and tested moves that mobilise the spine and awaken key muscles. Level 1. Only prop is a sitting block (or book / cushion). NB: it involves flexion with rotation (in the Saw); avoid if you have any disk herniation. Even if you don’t, always …

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Focus on hips (mainly)

Short, easy 15-minute workout that mobilises the spine and loosens up tight hips. May be helpful where you have back pain as long as you DO NOT push through acute pain! It will certainly help prevent back pain.

15-minutes, level 1->2

This short workout uses a medium-size, softly-inflated ball but you could improvise with smaller one. Short sequence with ball under front of pelvis/thighs is guaranteed to make you feel your triceps (backs of upper arms)! Note: magic circles are here mainly to stop ball rolling away when not in use! While I make use of …

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