7 Of The Best Pilates Videos To Try At Home

Thanks to YouTube, working out and staying fit no longer requires an expensive gym membership or an annoying commute. And it’s not just HIIT that’s received the online treatment – here are 7 Pilates videos to help you improve your flexibility, balance and core strength, all from the comfort of your own home…

1. FitnessBlender At Home Pilates Butt & Thigh Workout

Requiring zero equipment, this workout is great for those who want to dive straight in with minimal fuss. Expect both a warm up and post-workout stretch with some killer lower body moves that will not only leave you a little sweaty, but aching for days on end. The video aesthetic looks pretty plain, but don’t be put off – this works you hard in just 35 minutes.

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2. POPSUGAR Fitness 45 Minute Cardio Pilates Total Body Workout

For those who love their cardio, here you can combine it with strengthening pilates. Led by Lisa Corsello, Pilates guru and founder of San Francisco’s Burn Pilates Studio, you can expect to be worked hard with mountain-climber and dumbbell moves incorporated for a full body workout. It’s certainly not for the faint hearted, but it’s easier than you think, thanks to Lisa slowly demonstrating every single move to ensure you’re getting the best results.

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3. Lottie Murphy Resistance Band Pilates Workout 

Only got time for a quickie workout? Just 15 minutes long, Lottie’s popular workout uses resistance bands to work out your core, arms and bum for serious toning. It’s also brilliant at recreating moves you might do in a Pilates reformer class – but without the heavy machinery. Short in time, but still very results driven.

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4. Gentle Morning Pilates Routine

Fitness pros say stretching out first thing is one of the best things you can do for both your body, and mind. So, give this gentle warm-up video a go when you want to feel energised and uplifted. With simple, slow moves, it’s ideal for beginners and super easy to follow, with lots of calming breathing techniques thrown in, too. It’s also a brilliant, low-key workout if you just want to alleviate muscle pain and lengthen, without going overboard.

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5. Rebecca Louise Fitness Pilates/Yoga Workout

Pairing both yoga and workout, this 18 minute video focuses on improving your strength and flexibility, featuring straight forward lunges alongside tummy crunches and slow-moving stretches. But don’t be fooled by the laid-back pace, Rebecca works you harder than you think. She’s also incredibly motivating, fun and talks you through every step. We love the addition of a countdown clock, too, so you can track yourself as you go.

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6. BodyFit By Amy 20 Minute Prenatal Pilates Workout

Whether you’re pregnant or have recently given birth, Amy’s mat-focused exercise is safe and calming yet effective enough to strengthen and stretch your limbs. Working to help beat feelings of lethargy and low mood, her simple moves are to be taken at your own pace. Another bonus is she always recommends alternative moves that offer the same benefits if some are too tricky, or hard to reach while pregnant.

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7. FIT By Larie 25 Minute Pilates-Inspired Ab Workout 

Half an hour long, this is a relatively quick but sweaty session that kicks off with steady lunges and hip movements, before moving into harder Pilates positions that require longer holds –  trust us, your abs (and whole body) will be wobbling immediately after this one, but it’ll be worth it for how flexible and strong you feel, too.

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