A 20 minute standing pilates and stretch routine to exercise the whole body and raise the heart rate-all with the calm, attention to detail we use in Pilates. This routine has upper body work to strengthen the back, shoulders and arms, as well as functional standing exercises to build leg, hip and glute strength, increase joint mobility and balance, and increase core strength and control.
I recommend everyone incorporate standing workouts into their fitness routines- they’re simple and very effective. This routine starts with warm up movements, then progressively gets more challenging, so stick with it to the end! It’ll raise the heart rate, challenge your balance and coordination and build real strength and muscle tone in the legs. It can work as a stand alone routine for anyone of any age, or as a prep for a big workout day such as a long run or cycle ride.
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Disclaimer: It is recommended that you consult your Doctor or Healthcare Professional before starting any exercise programme. If you experience any pain or discomfort during this workout you should stop immediately and if necessary seek medical attention. When participating in any exercise or exercise programme, you agree that you do so at your own risk and assume all risk of injury to yourself. By using this video you understand and agree that Rachel Lawrence- The Girl with the Pilates Mat- will not be held responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may suffer as a result of undertaking the workout.