Mobilize your spine, loosen up your joints, and wake up your glutes, hamstrings, and core with this 10 minute Pilates Warm-Up! In this video, I will walk you through a few short and sweet Pilates exercises that will open up the shoulders and hips and create length and mobility in the spine. Towards the end of the video, we will also add in some ab and glute exercises to make sure your muscles are awake and ready for whatever you’re up to next!
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Not Sure if this Video is for You?
As I’ve mentioned, this video would be great to use as your Pilates warm-up. However, if you are new to Pilates, this would be an amazing routine on its own. If you’re in the early stages of your Pilates journey and learning about all of the wonderful ways your body can move, practice this series each and every day to ease into your body. Move slowly and really try to take notice of what’s going on with your body and breath throughout the practice.
This practice may also feel great for you if you are recovering from an injury and need to regain mobility, flexibility and strength. If you are someone who sits, drives or stands for long periods of time, this practice is also for you! Your spine, joints and muscles probably need some serious TLC! Try this series of exercises first thing in the morning or after a long day of sitting, standing, driving or heavy lifting.
I hope you enjoy practicing this slow and steady, low-impact and stretchy routine! Please let me know how you feel after you’re through in the comments below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to hearing what you think.
If you’d like to learn more about each specific exercise in this video, you can find all of the individual exercise breakdowns videos here:
- Pilates Pelvic Tilt
- Saggital & Lateral Arm Arcs
- Pilates Hip Sways
- Thoracic Spine Rotation
- Hip Folds
- Pilates Bridge Lifts
- The Ab Curl
- Oblique Curl