Scroll through above for each exercise!
In all honesty, we’re always looking for an excuse to get out of a workout, particularly around the holidays. Who wants to haul ass to the gym when it’s literally freezing outside? Add in seemingly endless travel, and we’re even less likely to stick to a routine, let alone make it to a class. That’s where Erika Bloom comes in. She’s curated the most effective Pilates moves that you can do at home, in a hotel room, even at work if you’re particularly bold and have enough room in your cubicle. Scroll above for the best Pilates moves you can do anywhere – they’ll garner real results, we promise.
From Erika Bloom…
“Perform the above exercises slowly, with control, and with attention to form. Breathe continuously as you move and feel your diaphragm dome down and your lower back ribs expand as you inhale, and engage your deep abdominals as you exhale. In Pilates, we use our deep core to support the alignment of our spine. The deep core includes the transversus abdominis, the pelvic floor, the multifidi, and the diaphragm. Ideal spinal alignment is called neutral spine, which means you have the natural curves of your spine so there will be a small arch in your low back.”
*Audrey Hepburn image by Bob Willoughby.