Pilates: Beginner Level 1 Class 1

Kim Wilson
Instructor Kim Wilson
Average: 4.7 (154 votes)
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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!"

Equipment: None
Style: Pilates, Yoga for Back Care


MaggieLSmith 2 years ago

Kim is the best. I've had good instructors before for yoga and pilates, but kim you really are awesome! I can't tell you how helpful it is to have the instructor take it slow and even take moments BEFORE a move to explain what to do and what not to do -- not to mention how great it is to have an instructor who has a great sense of humor and is not taking herself too seriously. Thank you, thank you!

Nyamyj 3 years ago

Adding pilates to my yoga practice and this was a great start. Terrific instruction. Definitely coming back to this. Challenging, but doable for a beginner like me.

apollocreed 3 years ago

Hi Kim, at the beginning of the video you say "back of the neck presses against the sky". Do you mean that the neck should be actively tensed and pushing upwards or just that it should be in a neutral position?

bronwynhegarty 3 years ago

that was a great class, and although I've been to lots of pilates classes some of the moves were more challenging than what I am used to. For example, the arm leaning, and along with this and the Fundamentals class, I have a greater understanding of the five principles. Previously, I'd only been aware of the core aspect involving the navel and the abdominal muscles.

Adventuress42 3 years 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!

lliddell95 4 years 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!

Jaimethib 4 years 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