Even if you're not a "Pilates person," you can learn a little something from this intense (yet low-impact) workout method. All those small, targetted movements ensure you can't cheat your way through one second of the routine. Joseph Pilates once said, "To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability."
One epic way to put that to the test: fire up every inch of your body's center. This class, created by Wundabar Pilates studio owner Amy Jordan will introduce you to core muscles you didn't know you had—and then work them into oblivion. (P.S. She has a Pilates booty workout that'll do the same to your glutes.) That being said, her multi-muscle, low-impact exercises won't neglect the rest of your body; pliés, lunges, hip circles, planks, and bridges promise a leg, booty, and arm burn too. (Want to experience a whole other type of Pilates burn? Try this unconventional Pilates Tabata workout.)
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