The first step of this online Pilates course for beginners is to learn these 15 exercises which make up the core of the Pilates mat series. All video’s are about 2/4 minutes and show you in detail how to do the exercise. You will learn ab exercises, back exercises, balance exercises, leg/glute exercises, spine flexibility exercises and shoulder stabilizations. All exercises are about pelvic stability and finding the connection between the upper body and legs via the transverse abdominal(s) mainly and abs and core in general. This connection is what matters most in Pilates and is of crucial importance for any beginner. The second major point is the engagement of the Pilates powerhouse (upper legs, glute and pelvis). In many exercises this is the centre of control and strength/power. With these two main point in mind, you will have a great introduction to Pilates.
Lastly, you will learn about the Pilates principles though the exercises itself. You will have cue’s on breath, centre of movement, control of the body, stabilization, fluid momevent, balance and muscle groups targetting. Instead of an abstract theoretical explanation, you will learn these principles in the exercises themselves, which will make it part of your muscle-memory.
These 15 exercises are for detail and explanation. It is best to immediately combine these exercises with the (below) selected classes and workout for beginners and the ab- and back exercise series. Good luck and have fun!