Welcome to my weekly Pilates workout.
Every Wednesday I share with you a new 10 / 15 minute workout you can do from home. These workouts are mainly mat based so require no equipment and can easily be done from home or your office.
Your core muscles play a huge role in your everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to walking down the street, running and bending over.
Strong core muscles make it easier to do many activities, such as swing a golf club, riding a bike and playing with the kids. Strong core muscles are also important for athletes, as a weaker core often fatigues quicker and therefore does not help support the rest of your muscles functioning optimally.
Try this 10 minute Pilates workout for a super strong core.
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. My Pilates classes focus around the seven key principles of Pilates, Breathing, Alignment, Stamina, Relaxation, Centering, Concentration and Flow.
Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection which we find through using the breath. While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.