Pilates: Beginner Level 1 Class 1

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Difficulty: 
Beginner
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Pilates
Yoga for Back Care
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28:04
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Class Description: 

Kim takes you through a full body pilates workout while teaching you how to apply the five pilates principles that she covered in her first video. You will learn how to strengthen the body safely and effectively, while maintaining proper technique. As she says, "if it's easy, it likely means you're not doing it right!"

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Re-set the core to return to working out
Adventuress42 2 weeks ago

After a bit of time off from yoga and working out, sitting a lot in a car, moving, strain strain strain, this is a fabulous class to reset my body and help really realign and strengthen my back.
Wonderful! I look forward to this series!

Oh my. It burns. It burns. In
percevial0815 4 weeks ago

Oh my. It burns. It burns. In a good way, of course.

LOVE IT!
lliddell95 5 months ago

This workout is great! I'm new to yoga and pilates, but after watching the 5 principles, I could definitely feel the burn in all of my body! This was awesome. Thank you Kim for a wonderful full body workout!

THANK YOU!!!!
Jaimethib 6 months ago

I just want to say how much these Pilates programs have helped me! I have a upper neck/brain injury. After a year of physical therapy I've finally started to untwist my body enough to begin moderate strenuous exercises. My physical therapist and I LOVE this program for at home full body workouts. I started with modifying the snot out of everything (just holding poses instead of moving, placing a towel under my left hand on planks to help my right shoulder, and skipping a few, etc). I'm now able to do basically the whole thing without modifications! It's helped my recovery by leaps and bounds!

Much love, hockey player turned Pilates junkie

Jaime

Why am I shaking?
salparap 1 year ago

Hello!
That was my first Pilates session ever and around min. 25 of the video my body and especially my abs were shaking. Why is this happening? Is it normal?

shaking
vebrigham 10 months ago

My first Pilates teacher always applauded us for shaking ("Good shaking!!"). I guess it means you're working hard.

Bridge difficulties....
Glynis Redford 1 year ago

Hi - I find lifting my hips etc up off the floor SO difficult and only manage a few centimetres. I do have Scoliosis but love Yoga and it is helping loads. Can you advise please if, with practise this will improve, also what else could I do to help with this?
Thankyou

Scoliosis
Kim Wilson 1 year ago

Hi Glynis

Thank you for writing.
Getting your hips off the floor only a few centimeters is wonderful. THe key is to stay in a range of motion that is pain free. You could also try moving your feet further away from your bum to see if that gives your low back more space and try to keep your tail bone tucked.
I do not know how sever your scoliosis is, but usually I would not recommend full roll ups. Modifications would be better.
unilateral exercises are wonderful, keeping the spine long and working lots on pelvic floor recruitment and neutral pelvis alignment.
I hope this helps! Keep up the good work!
Warmly
Kim

First class? Very difficult.
Aitana 1 year ago

First class beginners? I couldn't finish it. Very difficult. It discouraged me a bit. :(

Hi Aitana
Kim Wilson 1 year ago

Hi Aitana
I am sorry you felt discouraged.
The pilates 5 principles is a postural template meant for form and technique so that you can modify for yourself in every movement to make any class you go to achievable. The key is to listen to your body:) When something feels to hard and you are losing the isolation of muscle groups that are meant to be isolated, or our form or breathe goes, that is always a great opportunity to back the work off, do less sets, take a break and build your strength slowly and safely.
I hope you can find that in this class:)