Beginner+ Pilates Movement Videos
These videos are for beginners who have learnt some of the basic Pilates mat vocabulary and would like to continue learning more. Props you may need include a towel, a chair, hand weights (or canned goods), a band and/or pillow. Please avoid exercises if feeling pain or discomfort and if you have been told not to do certain movements because of a hip/knee replacement or spine issues.
Now that you are familiar with the Pilates exercise vocabulary, let’s add some simple props to our class. Listen to the cues given and of course your body and enjoy a different way of moving!
It’s time to strengthen the arms and legs! This mini class takes you through exercises to keep your body strong…if you don’t have weights, just use some canned soup!
This 30 minute Pilates chair class is full of a variety of exercises with a variety of props to strengthen your body and stretch out all of the tight stuff. You will need a chair, some hand weights (or canned soup), a band and a 1/2 roller (or pillow).
- Never hold your breath when exercising
- Stop an exercise if you feel pain
- Invest in the proper clothing and props to exercise
Work on improving your rollups…if you can’t go all the way down and up like the video just practice going back 1/2 way or 3/4 of the way down then back up. This exercise is not appropriate for those with a spine injury or are pregnant.