10-Minute Beginner's Pilates Workout

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About This Workout
Learn how to work your core with proper form in this short, easy-to-follow excerpt from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A regular Pilates practice will help you sculpt a more toned midsection. The only pieces of equipment you'll need are a mat and an open mind!
  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Equipment: Mat for cushioning (optional)
  • Type of Workout: Pilates (toning) & flexibility
  • Fitness Level: Beginner
  • Impact: No-impact
  • Safety Precautions: A mat will help cushion your body while lying on the floor. Always work at your own pace and level, using modifications whenever necessary.

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Member Comments

  • I think I can do this with a bit of modification, very similar to my PT exercises. - 10/25/2015 10:33:19 AM
  • So quick and simple yet so hard for me. As a mechanic and a novice "body builder" I can see that I need to add this and more like it into my daily routine. Thank you... - 10/9/2015 4:01:11 PM
  • Really nice Intro to Pilates,it is going to take me a while to reach the next level, but I enjoy it. Thank you. - 10/8/2015 10:55:04 PM
  • Trying again to get into Pilates and Yoga - I know it'll be good for me, but it's just not nearly as fun as cardio or sports. Giving it a go, though - thank you for this beginner's video! I'll probably be at this level for awhile, but it's motivating to know it's something I can work on. - 8/26/2015 10:40:20 AM
  • Thank you!!
    - 8/13/2015 3:47:59 AM
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    /389373/101421 - 7/29/2015 11:27:46 AM
  • this is a great beginers pilates workout i really enjoyed it - 6/2/2015 7:28:38 AM
  • The roll-ups put a lot of strain on the lower back and can possibly lead to injury. - 4/28/2015 10:45:03 AM
  • Very good intro into Pilates Workout! I am inclined to add it to my weekly routine. - 2/24/2015 2:52:38 PM
  • I'm a 52 year that has never Pilates as well but as said I too love this video and it is very doable for a beginner. Thanks Sparkpeople - 2/14/2015 7:57:53 PM
  • Never did pilates and at 52 and 20 lbs overwieght it was doable. I felt good and want to continue at this level with the idea that I can advance to more difficult routines. This was a great beginners video, it really motivated me to use this twice a day - 1/11/2015 10:36:26 PM
  • I'm getting back into my pilates/yoga workouts they help me with my fibromyalgia a great deal. It takes a bit like any exercise to see the benefits but you will feel them. This was quite good and gentle on the joints. - 11/8/2014 3:54:07 PM
  • Loved this video!! - 10/6/2014 6:15:33 PM
  • I had no issues playing the video and it does seem great for beginning fitness levels, but I don't think pilates is for me. I don't feel any challenge like with my cardio or traditional strength work outs. All these do is make me overthink breathing... - 9/30/2014 9:59:54 AM
  • perfect..I took a walk then did this video. I thought it was great! - 9/17/2014 11:39:06 PM