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Try This Full-Body Pilates Workout

Updated: Apr 27

Discover the joy of Pilates with this 25-Minute Workout for Mind and Body

Are you curious about Pilates, or don’t have the time (or money) to visit a Pilates studio? Well, look no further! I’ve got your back when it comes to "at-home" mat Pilates. The video posted above is my “Back to Basics” workout. It's a 25-minute traditional mat, full-body Pilates workout that focuses on the whole body. Hopefully, this will make you feel centered and strong. You do not need anything besides a mat or a soft surface (like a rug).

Why Choose Pilates?

I have another article explaining why you should do Pilates, but here are a few reasons this workout will be beneficial for you.

The Pilates Hundred

Core Engagement

This workout places a spotlight on your core muscles—the powerhouse of your body. If you want to learn more about exactly what your core is, check out this article. By activating and strengthening these muscles, you’ll enhance your posture, stability, and overall balance. Whether you’re sitting at a desk or chasing after your little ones, a strong core is your secret weapon.

Pelvic Mobility and Stability

Your pelvis is the bridge between your upper and lower body. This Pilates routine gently guides you through movements that promote flexibility, release tension, and stabilize this area. Say goodbye to stiffness and hello to fluidity!


Learning to move one part of your body while keeping the rest of your body completely stable requires coordination of both the body and the mind. Pilates is not an exercise that can be done mindlessly (if done correctly). Even just the act of integrating your breath with motion will enhance your coordination.

Full-Body Workout

Pilates is about balance. My workout targets all sides of your body, ensuring that no muscle group is left behind. From head to toe, you’ll engage in purposeful movements that promote strength, flexibility, and alignment.

Beyond the Physical: Mental and Emotional Benefits

Even though I’m all about Pilates, any type of safe, consistent movement will benefit your body’s physical and mental well-being. Let’s not focus on working out only as a way to lose weight. As a new mom, the stress relief of Pilates is enough to get me going.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of movement, check out this article.

Let’s redefine the way we view exercise. It’s not a punishment; it’s a celebration of what our bodies can do. Movement can be joyful and make you stronger. Join me on the mat, whether you’re a seasoned Pilates enthusiast or a curious beginner. Click play on the video above, and let’s move together!

Disclaimer: Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise program. Listen to your body, modify as needed, and enjoy the process.


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