Workout Wednesday: A Little Pilates Practice

Workout Wednesday: A Little Pilates Practice

Happy Workout Wednesday, friends! Get some pilates practice with this core engaging exercise from Leila Cunningham. It's a great one for working towards stronger stomach muscles, which is important for overall fitness. 

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Benefits: This set of exercises will strengthen work to strengthen your core. It requires control that will challenge your balance and build your deep abdominal muscle groups.

Step 1: Sit up straight with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, knees squeezed together.

Step 2: While keeping your legs together and feet heavy on the floor, roll your upper body down to the mat. Then roll back up. Repeat 4 times

Step 3: Extend one leg, keeping knees squeezed together, and repeat step 2. Switch the leg and repeat.

Step 4:  Extend both legs. While balancing on your sacrum and keeping legs tight, use your inner thighs and glutes repeat step 2.

Honest Tip: Your legs are very engaged in this exercise — keep them together the entire time, with your feet “glued” to you mat. Also, keep your pelvis slightly "scooped" to protect your back and activate your lower abdominal muscles.

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

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