The Basic Mat Pilates Workout :: Part I

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It’s been a while since we posted a new workout. Therefore, I’ll make it up to you BIG. Ifiyenia filmed a new video with a Pilates workout using only a mat. This basically means that you can do it anytime and anywhere even at home. How cool is that?! This basic Pilates mat workout is the first part of this series. A couple of more will follow.

Pilates is one of the most popular training methods. Like other training methods it improves flexibility and builds strength. It places emphasis on breathing while building a strong core in an effort to control better one’s balance and improve coordination. Precision is essential when carrying out a Pilates workout. The exercises are meant to flow from one to next with ease.

The Basic Pilates Mat Workout Part I pin graphic with Ifiyenia in the open leg rocker position.
The open leg rocker.

Basic Pilates Apparatus

Three of the most basic Pilates apparatus: the reformer, the combo chair and the spring board.
Basic Pilates Apparatus

Large and expensive apparatus are very often used by fitness instructors for several Pilates exercises to help accelerate the process of stretching and strengthening. But everything starts with the basic mat work. Therefore, enough said. It’s time to get to it…

The Basic Mat Pilates Workout Video

Did you feel the pain?… Let me know how it goes!


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Disclaimer: Any injury sustained from proper or improper use of this workout routine is solely the responsibility of the exerciser. We disclaim any liability from injury sustained from the use of this workout and suggest that you consult your professional healthcare provider before attempting any exercise or exercise program.

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