Pilates: Core Burn

Intermediate III
Short on time? Get serious about your core work with Julia in this quick and efficient 15-minute class! No props needed.
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mesonic98
June 16, 2021
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I love this little class, I do it whenever I have an extra 20 mins in my day. Would love if you did more. Thanks so much.

choco_noire07
April 7, 2021
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I would love to do more pilate core burn classes like this! Please make more for us! My core appreciates you :)

PeacefulRN
March 23, 2021
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3/23/21. Really great core practice to add to my roster of pilates classes. I have been doing pilates core practices 3-4 x week for about 9 months and have noticed a huge improvement in my posture and low back stability This class was nicely challenging but doable. Great cues! One question for Julia (or anyone else): I tend to feel a lot of tension in my hip flexors when doing single leg & double leg extensions. Is there a cue I can use to shift the focus to the abdominals? Thank you!

Julia Crouch
March 23, 2021
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@PeacefulRN I'm so glad you enjoyed the class and are feeling the benefits of Pilates!
Excellent question, many people struggle with this. To help ease your hip flexors while your body is learning to do the exercises without overusing them, I'd recommend doing some windshield wiper type movements between exercises and before starting class. Any time you go in to an extension you can rotate your leg(s) back and forth to try to encourage the hip flexors to disengage.
Also, really focus on maintaining a neutral spine (tailbone to the floor with a small hover under your low back).
Make smaller movements with your legs so that your hip flexors don't grip too much, focus on engaging your glutes and hamstrings as you lower an extended leg away from you and take breaks!
Visiting a physiotherapist could also be very beneficial.
I hope this helps!

nadonado
March 20, 2021
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I LOVE it. Fun, challenging and quick. Sometimes that's exactly what I need. Thank you for this snappy class. This is just another reason I love "doyogawithme.com" with the large portfolio of classes, I can always find something to suit whatever mood I'm in. Love it. Please give us more.

sng4ever
March 18, 2021
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Nice core class but this is not yoga. Just a short core class Pilates style.
Well cued.

Julia Crouch
March 18, 2021
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Hi @sng4ever! Thanks for taking the class, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
You're right that it's not yoga and is indeed Pilates! Helpful these days at home that it's on the mat. You'll find it under the 'Pilates' section of the site, rather than yoga.

Ita Sypniewska
March 15, 2021
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that was actually my first ever pilates class (I have practised yoga few a few years now) and it was absolutely amazing! You have a great energy! Thank you.