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10-Minute Basic Pilates Routine

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Take the basic skills you learned in Part 1 and put them to work in this second 10-minute segment from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A regular Pilates practice will help you sculpt a more toned midsection. The only pieces of equipment you'll need are a mat and an open mind!

  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Equipment: Mat for cushioning (optional)
  • Type of Workout: Pilates (toning) & flexibility
  • Fitness Level: Beginner
  • Impact: No-impact
  • Safety Precautions: A mat will help cushion your body while lying on the floor. Always work at your own pace and level, using modifications whenever necessary.

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Member Comments

  • A lovely exercise routine! Especially after a cardio workout. I enjoyed it. Instructions were simple and easy to follow. - 8/11/2014 6:58:20 AM
  • I love this Pilates exercise,I could do this everyday,thanks for sharing. - 7/12/2014 11:50:29 AM
  • Will try this. I usually do some core exercises after 10 mins.of cardio. This seems more organised than what I do. I am an old turtle and this just my pace. Thanks. - 7/6/2014 3:55:46 PM
  • Phew ! Thanks BettyMCL... I thought I was alone out there. - 7/6/2014 1:18:24 PM
  • i am not heavy .. but to get down on the floor at 71,,is something i have not done in yrs. how about some older people exercises. betty - 7/5/2014 11:24:27 PM
  • This girl is obviously young, thin and able. I am older, fat and unable. It would be encouraging to people like myself to see someone in our condition doing these exercises along with her to encourage us to try- though even the simplest of leg raises is so painful and difficult.

    Thanks Discouraged.
    - 7/5/2014 3:50:38 PM
  • This one I liked! I will do this again. Thank you SparkPeople for offering this. I have always loved Kristin McGee (sp?) - 6/29/2014 9:24:39 PM
  • For one compllaining about the commercials how do you think you get spark people for FREE - 5/31/2014 6:06:44 AM
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  • First, a commercial, then the video didn't work. Not acceptable. - 5/28/2014 12:20:56 PM
  • I am very unhappy that SparkPeople requires us to sit through a commercial before the video. I used to rely on SparkPeople videos, but if commercials become the norm, then I will have to look for other options.

    Anyone else unhappy about the commercials? - 5/27/2014 2:45:04 PM
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  • Really like this one, it will be even better once I can listen and follow her instructions without constantly turning my neck to view screen. - 1/12/2014 10:16:03 AM