IF YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW I LOOOOOVEEE PILATES!
Pilates is just really one of my favorite workouts ever. It’s totally a Victoria’s Secret model workout because it lengthen, leans, & tones.
Plus you can lay down half the time…LOL.
It’s veryyyy difficult to squeeze in a full class. My schedule is a not a routine ( sometimes I really wish it was ). So basically my day is about as unpredictable as a woman on Aunt Flow. I mean I’m all over the place.
So if I can find the time for Pilates, I’ll try to squeeze in a Proformer class ( someone yelled at me on Instagram for calling this Pilates…but I just don’t take life that seriously I guess? I mean GEEZ! It’s VERY similar ) or practice mat Pilates with a girlfriend.
Most of the time though?
I practice Pilates at home.
Here’s an example of a quick, easy Pilates move you can do in about 15 seconds ( no excuses now! ):
Directions: assume a plank position on either side. Bring the hand that is raised down to the floor then raise for desired rep range. Make sure your arm is locked at the top of every rep. Engage core & squeeze glutes for extra support.
Muscles used: obliques, lower back, core, & my favorite: the shoulders!
Beginner: 10 reps each side
Intermediate: 20 reps each side
Advanced: 30 reps each side
Note: I’ve been known to do this move while my friend’s are on the phone or while I’m waiting for a spelt English muffin to toast. #guilty
Hey, whenever I can get it in, right?
A lot of you guys have asked about fitness lately hence my latest workout-esque posts ( here & here ). I’ve been holding on ya though because I’ve been working around the clock to bring you guys TSC fitness/nutrition program. It’s literally sucking up my soul like an encounter with a Dementor from Harry Potter, so bear with me! It’s about a month away from launching.
Okkkkk outfit deets: this specific get-up is from Missguided’s new active wear line & is especially fab for Pilates because I can wear it while I’m running errands, to the office, or even to the grocery store ( it seems like we’re always running out of paper towels, green grapes, & sparkling water ).
Anyway these black wet-shorts are so fun— they totally remind me of the 80’s, in all the best way. And they’re $19 bucks. YES.
+ More at-home workouts can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.
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26 replies to “Pilates At-Home!”
Pilates is definitely an amazing exercise (LOVE side planks, for sure!). Great outfit as well, and as usual!
I love Pilates. And these workout clothes are so cute!
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That outfit is EVERYTHING. I’ve never needed anything more. Also – I love love LOVE pilates! I take megaformer classes (which i feel like is similar-ish to proformer??) and it KILLLLLLSS me…in a good way of course!
That outfit is very cute. I love the look of those shorts. I love Pilates as well. It tones so well and I always feel stronger after a workout. Have a great day.
Reformer pilates is amazing!! I went for my first time last month, and dragged my boyfriend (HA HA!) but agreed – it’s tough to keep up with a sched, and there are tons of mat moves you can do at home!
Ah~! I love your vids! They are nicely put together, cute, simple and still chic! Also super excited for this program you have coming up, I’ve been waiting for something like this!!!
Having never tried the misguided brand of activewear, do you mind sharing what size your top is for reference?
ah i love planks. the best. i try to get them in every day as well as some push ups. what a total bod workout! 🙂
Very cute I love that tank and Im just not saying that a good comfy cute tank is hard to find lol. beautyjunkkie.com
Love the gray tank! I would actually rock it with some distressed jeans, a badass leather jacket and killer pumps! SO excited for your fitness program launch:)!!!
Loveeee pilates! I’m getting my certification now to be a group exercise instructor and I can’t wait to teach this and barre!
Their workout clothes are <3333 Can't wait to get our hands on some!
I love Pilates too and yes, some people take everything way too seriously.
I also love Pilates. I used to have a real studio Reformer from Stott, I had to sell it to move to Europe and I miss it so much!
That tank is amazing on you.
I def need to look into pilates. I’ve heard such good things.
I love Pilates too, but don’t do it that often. Have you tried CORE40 class yet on the Megaformer? It’s good. Only available in San Diego and San Francisco right now. Loving the workout wear you have on in this and your last fitness post. 🙂
HAHAHA totally noticed someone shout at you on IG. “I just don’t take life that seriously I guess?” –> crylaugh emoji!! Never tried pilates, but definitely going to give some beginner at home moves a go!
I have been reading your blog for a couple years and I just really want to say I appreciate that you keep your content consistent and genuine. I feel like other bloggers do a lot of sponsored posts and the items they feature seem to get more and more expensive. Many of the clothing items you feature are affordable and it just goes to show, if you take care of yourself, you can make a 19 dollar pair of shorts look like a million bucks. Thank you
I love pilates. Plank is awesome for toning abs. I notice we do this in yoga class a lot too.
Super stoked on the fitness and nutrition plan!!
I’ve recently started practicing yoga at home and have been loving fitting in some me time when I have a little bit of down time. It’s so much more relaxing than rushing to get to class on time and struggling to find a place to park!
would love to collab and help with your fitness/nutrition plan! I am a nutrition consultant! 🙂
I never did pilates.. but I like it 🙂 maybe I’ll get to try it, too!
I love pilates! I have been doing Piyo which is a mix between pilates and yoga, its amazing! cute workout clothes!
Many postures in pilates require that you lift your own weight. And some, like Downward- and Upward-Facing Dog, help strengthen the arm bones, which are particularly vulnerable to osteoporotic fractures. In an unpublished study conducted at California State University, Los Angeles, pilates practice increased bone density in the vertebrae. Pilates’ ability to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol may help keep calcium in the bones.
The careful attention to breathing patterns practiced in pilates not only improves breathing patterns during your workouts, but it also improves blood circulation in the body.