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Intermediate I

Pushing the beginner level slightly to prepare you for our next Pilates class in this series.  Full body with strength, mobility, stability and stretch. 

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peetra
peetra
May 1, 2022
Comment:

As I read all the previous comments, I felt I have to add mine. Kathi's class is different to all the other yoga classes on this platform. I liked the different and new poses but actually I couldn't enjoy it as I wanted to, because I had to keep always an eye on the screen. Usually I just have to listen to the instructions and can focus on the poses.
But again, I appreciate the new inputs and will definitely do the class again and than for sure will enjoy it!
Thanks Kahi.

coyodie
coyodie
April 11, 2022
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Just perfect to start my day. First time with this instructor, she was wonder! I will definitely do other classes of hers.

elainefrommaine
elainefrommaine
March 26, 2022
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I’ve never done Pilates and, even tho this was a beginning class, I found The cuing (imprint, marbles, grapes) confusing. I also needed more information to protect my back. The teacher seems lovely.

penelopemf
penelopemf
March 22, 2022
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Lovey manner and perfect relatively gentle awakening of body.

judegreb
judegreb
March 18, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Just right for me this morning, thank you!

BevieKnowles
BevieKnowles
March 17, 2022
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I thought this was a yoga series. What is imprinting? What is peel? I have no idea what she's talking about. Moving on to day 5... 🤷‍♀️

Fengmei
Fengmei
February 2, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I rarely rate, but this class is underrated for sure.

dmitrikv
dmitrikv
February 2, 2022
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This class would be easier for me if I had classes with Kathi before or if I watched the video before the class, but frankly, I am not sure who has time for the latter. The idea behind a series of classes taught by different instructors is a great one, however, some instructors need to take into account the unfamiliarity of most viewers with how they normally teach their class. This class was not as physically challenging for me as was the pace of instructions. I found breathing cues to be confusing and hard to follow. Thank you for teaching this class and I hope that our comments do help improve to plan the future challenges and courses!

LLove
LLove
February 2, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Great class!

kerrymthomps
kerrymthomps
January 29, 2022
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This was fabulous. I usually practice yoga so this was a wonderful introduction to pilates and has encouraged me to explore Pilates more. Thank you!

futant
futant
January 28, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Fun little workout. It's not so different from yoga (terminology and focus is different but it's really not that difficult), don't be put off by the bad reviews.

SSYoga76
SSYoga76
January 27, 2022
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The instruction felt too fast for someone unfamiliar with Pilates... not sure why this class is part of the yoga challenge. Though there are similarities, Pilates is not yoga.

Mamacita204
Mamacita204
January 27, 2022
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I had forgotten how much I loved Kathi's pilates prompting during practice. She is so clear and gentle, yet I definitely had a wobbly belly now! perfect

Mark Burgess
Mark Burgess
January 22, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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challenging and I feel the benefits - need to learn about imprinting and the grape though! Excellent session

Trishwit
Trishwit
January 14, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Pilates is very different from yoga, so I do recommend watching the video first. This is a nice change and I appreciate trying Pilates again. Nothing works the pelvic core like Pilates !

dmorris198
dmorris198
January 14, 2022
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If you have never taken a Pilates class, or it has been a while, I would suggest watching this video first to see how the sequences done while lying down are performed.

soniakim
soniakim
January 13, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
3
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Not a flow class at all so wasn't expecting a Pilates class according to the Power Into 2022 Challenge description.

susie13
susie13
January 12, 2022
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This was tough for me to follow. I don't know pilates so I'm not familiar with the cues. Therefore, I had to keep looking at the screen throughout which broke up the feeling of continuity. This class probably feels wonderful if you know what you're doing and don't have to break out of what you're doing to see what the teacher is asking you to do next. But, since this is part of the 2022 challenge, I took it as a challenge to try something new and feel like a total beginner again.

PixMeraz
PixMeraz
January 10, 2022
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I've not done very much Pilates before and this was a lovely little addition to the Power into 2022 Challenge, thanks Kathi!

sshunnic
sshunnic
January 9, 2022
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Really enjoyed this Pilates class - I found the explanations clear and easy to follow.

SABurgess
SABurgess
January 8, 2022
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It's a very long time since I've done Pilates so it was challenging - but Kathi's explanations very clear which helped

clairemo2002
clairemo2002
January 7, 2022
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Really enjoyed doing a pilates session, especially strengthening the core. Great to mix things up a bit :)) Thank you x

debkiger
debkiger
January 6, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
2
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Simply did not enjoy, not even a little bit. Very hard to follow, cueing wasn’t enough for me.

sole
sole
January 6, 2022
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Oh! This was lovely! I absolutely love these classes Kathi, thanks so much for your authenticity! And such a great complement for my yoga practice <3
Namaste from France

kerrymanire
kerrymanire
January 6, 2022
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I didn't know what I was doing and it messed me up in a good way. felt feelings I've never felt. good stability work I need more of. def will check out more of her classes.

LizzieLiz
LizzieLiz
January 6, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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This is a fun class that packs a lot into 25 minutes. If you're doing it as part of the Power Into 2022 Challenge and haven't done any Pilates before, you might benefit from watching it through first or watching one of the Pilates Fundamentals videos on the site.
Thanks Kathi!

Gitti
Gitti
January 5, 2022
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Yep, have not done Pilates in years but it felt great! Thanks

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
January 5, 2022
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Pilates, huh? That wasn't so bad. In fact, it was lovely. Thank you.

soniakim
soniakim
January 5, 2022
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Kathi is a good instructor. I always benefit from her Pilates but I do prefer yoga. : )

allibar
allibar
January 5, 2022
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that was fun and definitely challenging!

lslatton
lslatton
January 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I'm also a person who almost never practices Pilates, but I very much enjoyed this class.

Rebecca Tolin
Rebecca Tolin
January 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Kathi made Pilates so fun and accessible! Even though I typically stick to yoga, I really enjoyed and benefitted from this class!

lmcqueen
lmcqueen
January 5, 2022
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So happy I read the comments. Kept my laptop handy and moved it as I went so I was able to follow. Lovely class and I just don't do enough pilates.

RBelsky
RBelsky
January 5, 2022
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This was surprisingly challenging and fun! I enjoyed the exposure to pilates esp as part of the 2022 Challenge. 🌈

mdelloch
mdelloch
January 4, 2022
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Thank you Kathi, that was my first class with you as instructor, and for pilates. It was very enjoyable.

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
January 4, 2022
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As a reminder, the challenge isn't just yoga classes. :) I have never done pilates before, but I found this class to be terrific. Even as an experienced yogi, I liked the great core work, and the class is something I enjoyed very much. It's always nice to mix things up every now and then. Also, it's given me the inspiration to try more of Kathi's pilates classes.

karenleighjones
karenleighjones
January 4, 2022
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Like manyothers I have no pilates experience. I thought she was a good instructor and glad DYWM brought me some exposure to Pilates. That said, I still like yoga better :)

Nancy_
Nancy_
January 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I've never done the pilates classes on the website before, and I am sure very happy that this class came into the challenge, even if at first I was a little "meh", when I saw it. Kathi is super fun, gives good explanations and this routine is short and really efficient.

It is sure maybe a little hard for beginners or for people who never did pilates before, so the previous recommendation to watch it before doing it might be good.

misschristy2001
misschristy2001
January 4, 2022
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Thank you so much DYWM for mixing it up. I am really looking forward to the practice each day. I love the fact that they are all different and just challenging enough to keep me working but not too difficult. Just right.

rburrill
rburrill
January 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
1
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Wish the challenge would stick with yoga. This was way to fast and hard to follow.

Myra Chippett
Myra Chippett
January 4, 2022
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I watched the video first as suggested by others. Great workout. Different than my normal Yoga. Thanks.

Ciloo
Ciloo
January 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
2
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Not a good rythm for me I kept loosing track of what we were doing...

duroc017
duroc017
January 4, 2022
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I agree with the other comments that it was difficult to follow without watching the screen at times. My neck feels a bit strained as a result. I'd recommend watching the video before doing the practice.

mischka
mischka
January 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
2
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I did this class as part of the 2022 yoga challenge, so unfortunately I have no pilates experience. Therefore I didn't understand much of it, such as the repeated use of the term 'imprint' without any explanation.

tinatali
tinatali
January 4, 2022
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Thanks for the suggestion of putting a small roll under the sacrum to do the roll-ups. It made a HUGE difference. It's the first time I have been able to do one!

KCGD
KCGD
January 4, 2022
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Thank you Kathi. I enjoyed the class but have not done any Pilates classes before so it was a little difficult to follow verbal cues without watching the screen.