Pilates: Beginner Level 1 Class 1

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Kim Wilson
Yoga for Back Care
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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!"


Back of Neck Presses against the sky?
apollocreed 1 month 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?

that was a great class, and
bronwynhegarty 7 months 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.

Re-set the core to return to working out
Adventuress42 8 months 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 9 months ago

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

lliddell95 1 year 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 1 year 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


Why am I shaking?
salparap 1 year ago

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?

vebrigham 1 year 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?