Are you new to Pilates? Returning to exercise after pregnancy or an injury? Or have you practiced Pilates but would just like to perfect your technique? This program is designed to not only strengthen and tone your entire body, but also increase your cardiovascular fitness so that you are moving the way your body was designed to move and boosting your metabolism whilst you are sculpting and defining. This is the most comprehensive, effective program available that will provide you with all of the knowledge, tools and techniques you need to take your Pilates practice to the next level!
This Day One workout is going to go over all of the fundamentals required for the Pilates mat work. We are going to cover establishing neutral spine, correctly engaging your "Powerhouse" and breathing technique.
It's now time to focus on the stretches and flexibility you need to progress to that next level. We will be performing the same exercises, however this time transforming the active movements into a stretch.
Today, we will be focusing on the glutes, which are an underlying muscle that supports the pelvis and the hip joints, keeps the pelvis well aligned, supports the lower back and also promotes knee health.
Today, we are stretching and lengthening the muscles of the hip to create happy healthy hips! Flexible hips are absolutely essential to making progress in the Pilates method. A towel is required for this workout.
We will be moving your spine through every range of motion, increasing your flexibility so that you can see progress in your Pilates practice! This will also strengthen and define the muscles that surround the spine.
Today we will be stretching and releasing tension in the neck, shoulders, chest and upper back. Flexibility in the upper body will allow you to get deeper into all of the Pilates exercises and improve progress!
Today we will be performing a full body workout incorporating the exercises and techniques we have been learning. We will be progressively building up the repetitions over the next three workouts in this program!