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Over the past year, we’ve had to learn how to live most of our lives in our own homes. This includes turning your home into your office, relaxation hub, as well as your “gym.” It’s been hard for some, as their usual fitness activities require special equipment, a dedicated space, or a community. Nevertheless, we have learned to mitigate this short-term inconvenience, and more people are working out at home than ever before!
Pilates' great thing for an at-home workout is that it does not require any fancy or expensive equipment to start. A yoga or pilates mat works just fine to start! However, maybe you’re dealing with more of a mental blockage. You may feel like it may be too late for you to learn a whole new way to workout at your age and are concerned about it being too hard or painful. Lucky for you, Pilates does wonders for the aging body, and it’s easy on the joints.
In this episode, I walk you through just what Pilates is, the benefits, basic principles, and how you can get started. I have even included links to some of my workouts below so you can get started right away!
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- Spark Fitness Membership
- Pilates Magic Circle
- Pilates Mat
- Is it too late to start Pilates over 50? - Blog Post
Here are some of my Pilates workouts for you to try at home!
- How to Engage the Pilates Powerhouse
- How to Fire up the Glutes
8 essential exercises for beginners that include modifications:
- 100s - Warming up the body
- Roll up - Strengthen and lengthen the spine
- Single-Leg Circle -Opening the hips
- Rolling Like A Ball - Massaging the spine
- Single Leg Stretch - Core strengthening
- Double Leg Stretch - Core strengthening
- Spine Stretch - Stretch your spine