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


angela700 7 years ago

Doing this for the first time is great but I wasn't able to finish the last 4 minutes because my scoliosis is not allowing me to do more.

steph.cic 7 years ago

I like all the teachers on this site, but Kim might be my favourite. She gives clear explanations and is very knowledgeable. I have been teaching yoga for a couple of years, and Kim's knowledge of intricate details makes me want to pursue Pilates in order to improve my yoga teaching. And as a bonus, she is cheerful!

Also, I agree with the others who said this is a challenging work out, even though it is Level 1.

Thank you!

aimeceleste 8 years ago

This is the first video from the "Yoga for Absolute Beginners" program that really felt like work! In the best way, of course :) I can feel my core!

cgormanly 6 years ago

I agree! It was unexpectedly challenging after the first two easier videos. In a good way.

tajahchan 8 years ago

These exercises are challenging to do but I'm able to get through them. She is so cheery and optimistic that it makes doing them much more pleasant even through the burn. :)

syntheticbutterfly 8 years ago

This was challenging but fun. I get a lot of pain in exercises where I have to put weight on my knees though, have anyone got any suggestions of wht I'm doing wrong?

David Procyshyn 8 years ago

Hi there.

You're not alone - many students find that their knees hurt when putting weight on them. The best thing you can do is have a folded blanket or firm pillow nearby to slip under your knees whenever you need it.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Take care,

DoYogaWithme.com Founder

rikilynn 8 years ago

I love Kim Wilson. I had never done yoga before discovering this site a couple of months ago. I do a video at least once a week, and if I want to feel challenged it is always Kim's video I do. I usually do the armilicious/bootylicious videos, but have recently started doing this one. It is a really good work out. It is challenging but not beyond my abilities completely.
Kim - I so thoroughly enjoy spending time with you through these videos. Honestly, you are just such a joy! If you are ever in NYC, please post it on this blog.

mich.roy 8 years ago

i have been doing this class all week and i love it! a great workout for the whole body in just 30 minutes- fantastic. thank you kim- you're awesome!!!