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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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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
Comment:

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.

C Terry
C Terry
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
Comment:

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.

Paulette9
Paulette9
January 4, 2022
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Great class!! I haven't done pilates in years!! Great instruction and very fun and effective! Thanks Kathi!

patdwilson
patdwilson
January 4, 2022
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I've done very little pilates. I suggest a note with beginner lesson link for those of us with little or no experience. I did enjoy the challenge.

Jennindc
Jennindc
January 4, 2022
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I’ve done some Pilates before but Kathi’s class had really interesting and seemingly simple, while challenging, exercises. Really enjoyed and I’m looking forward to exploring more of Kathi’s classes! Thank you for the introduction!!

Jonimaco
Jonimaco
January 4, 2022
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Nice basic class for my first time doing Pilates but I found it difficult to follow without watching the screen. Was an short and easy class for day 4 of a challenge so I will be doing an additional yoga class to get my usually workout.

denaj707
denaj707
January 4, 2022
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Thank you for including Pilates in the 22 day challenge. Pilates was the original reason I discovered DYWM many years ago and I love all the new classes.

Neita
Neita
January 4, 2022
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Wonderful! This was my first Pilates class from DYWM & I really enjoyed it! Kathi’s enthusiasm is very uplifting.

ValerieH
ValerieH
January 3, 2022
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Enjoyable class with great energy from Kathi. Clear instructions and easy to follow.

christine@user-eye.com
christine@user-eye.com
January 3, 2022
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I found it hard to follow/understand the instructions, (as most of the session was lying down it was hard to get help from looking at the screen). To me it was all very confusing and I did some self practice afterwards to feel that my body got a complete class. :)