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Home Workout Recommendations for Pilates

It’s been awhile since I’ve done this type of post, but I figured, why not. Don’t get me wrong, taking classes in the Pilates and Yoga arenas are always great and I advocate for them if you’re new to either discipline. Having an instructor is great to get your form where it needs to be to prevent injury and maximize the benefits from these workouts.

However, if you’re like me and don’t feel like braving the gym scene (they’re always so crowded around here), there are lots of home workout videos you can try.

One of my favorite DVD workout instructors is Ana Cabán. Her background is in ballet, and her Pilates workouts benefit from this as she’s well versed in Joseph Pilates’ classical techniques that were first adopted by dancers. When she demonstrates the movements, she explains in such a way that a novice can pick them up quickly. Here is an example:

Always be mindful that the strength to come up in the movements comes from the Core, not the lower back or through momentum.

For me, increasing the amount of Pilates and Yoga I practice while keeping with my regular martial arts routine of Kung Fu and Krav Maga has really helped with my balance, stability, and flexibility, and I definitely see more Core muscle strength also.

  1. August 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Hi i like your blog it is very interesting i like it

    • Jen
      August 12, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      Thanks 🙂

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