Thursday, August 16, 2012

10 Minute Solution: Slim & Sculpt Pilates

If you've been reading my blog, you already know that I prefer customizable workouts. This is another one of those where you can select which routines you want to do and in what order. You can do one, or all.

This is a great low-impact workout that you can squeeze into any down-time you have in your day!

Pilates for Abs (10 min.)- This section goes by pretty quickly. I'm glad because I don't enjoy ab work, even though it is so good for me! My favorite exercise involves a twisting motion and that is where I really broke a sweat, and I was sad when we moved on to the next exercise! Done on the floor, a yoga mat or rug would be helpful.

Upper Body Pilates(10 min.)- Probably the most difficult section for me to do. My shoulders and arms were burning, definitely a fast and great workout for your upper body! No special poses required, the entire thing is done standing.

Lower Body Pilates(10 min.)-not as difficult as the upper body section for me, but that may be that my legs are just stronger than my arms. All of the exercises are done while on the floor. a yoga mat or rug would be helpful.

Total Body Pilates (10 min.)-This is a great segment to do if you only have 10 minutes to workout but want a total body workout. She moves through the different sections of the body, each sections gets two or 3 exercises. A fantastic and quick way to break a sweat.

Pilates for Flexibility (10 min.)- Begins standing then moves to the floor. A series of gentle stretches to help calm your body after a workout. If you have more flexibility you can always take it further.

*For those of you who purchase the DVD without the band included, please note that you will want an extra long Pilates band (theraband). If it snaps while using it you need a stronger one that will provide better resistance. 
If you want to see the trailer to this DVD see the link below:

If you are interested in purchasing this DVD please see the link below, note that you will want one that is new and comes with the Pilates band.

Happy Training! à bientôt!

No comments:

Post a Comment