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Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' flexible system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. No muscle group is under or over trained.
These are the 7 exercises that are the foundation of Pilates. Helps to eliminates lower back pain, and strengthens your core.
The Single-Leg Stretch works your abs and your obliques. Do between 5 and 10 reps for each side.
The Hundred do 100 pumps, or 10 full breaths. Keep your abs engaged throughout the workout. Works your abs and your inner thighs.
The Roll-Down this is a great exercise for working your deepest abdominal muscles. Repeat the exercise three times.
The Single-Leg Circle works your abs, hips, hamstrings. and your inner and outer thighs. Do 5 reps on each leg, first clockwise, then counterclockwise.
Rolling Like a Ball Repeat this exercise 10 times, remaining in a tight ball as you roll.
The Spine Stretch Forward works your abs. Repeat this exercise 5 times.
The Side Kicks Front targets your abs and your butt. Do 10 reps on each side
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