Sculpt your abs and strengthen your core muscles with these low-impact workouts that primarily target the abdomen, lower back, hip and thigh muscles.Pilates and Barre Workout by Lottie Murphy
1. Total Body Pilates and Barre Workout
Get a ballerina physique and posture in this 20 minutes Pilates Ballet Burn. These lengthening and toning Pilates exercises are inspired by the ballet floor barre. It’s a fun workout but be prepared to feel the burn.
2. Pilates for a Healthy Back
Take 20 minutes out of your day to take care of your spine. In this routine, Lottie will move your spine in all planes of movement and work on creating space in your spine so that you will enjoy every day tasks free of pain. You’ll feel two inches taller by the end.
3. 20-minute Pilates for Strong Abs & Core
In this 20 minute Pilates routine, Lottie focuses on strengthening your core with challenging exercises that target loads of different angles of your abdominals, sides, back and glutes. By strengthening these muscles you can work towards achieving a more toned and tight mid-section.
4. Advanced Pilates: Intense Abs & Core Burn
Ready to take it up to the next level? If yes, this full-body, ab-blasting Pilates routine is for you. In this video, Elaine builds on the movements from her beginner and intermediate Pilates/Abs videos and incorporates cardio blasts and intense toning movements. So if you are looking for a challenging routine that will have you sweating, grab a mat and let's get going.
5. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
This is a great class for Intermediates and is focused on firing up the core, but also works on flexibility and balance. Many of the exercises are performed on the mat and Elaine offers a range of modifications for each movement to accommodate beginners and challenge the most advanced Pilates students. This low-impact, full body workout will get you tight and toned, so grab your mat and enjoy!
6. Beginner Pilates: Ignite Your Abs & Core
In this class Elaine goes over some of the fundamental skills that will get you started in your Pilates practice. This video is great if you are new to Pilates or if you already have a practice and want to fine tune your skills. The class focuses on toning the abs and strengthening the entire core.
7. The Ultimate 30-Minute Cardio Pilates Workout
When you combine Pilates, hand weights, and cardio, you get one wicked workout. And by wicked, we mean really fun and really effective. Lisa Corsello, the founder of Burn SF, leads you through 30 minutes of her signature fitness routine, weaving Pilates core exercise with classic lifting moves and cardio bursts. This workout is so varied that you will never get bored.