You’re going to LOVE this 2-minute pilates video! This quick move tones and sculpts your abs while changing the way you use your body by activating your “powerhouse.” By using low reps and intense mental focus, you’ll firm your abs and achieve POWERFUL results!

Pilates is a form of exercise that’s grown in popularity over the years, but Joseph Pilates actually created the method in 1912 to help injured soldiers. During World War 1, and he rigged springs into hospital beds, which enabled the bedridden patients to exercise with resistance. This taught them a system we now call pilates.

Pilates is a unique physical discipline that doesn’t just tone your muscles, it actually changes the way you use your body. It helps improve strength, coordination, circulation, flexibility and posture. Here are 3 reasons pilates are a part of my regular fitness routine:

  1. Pilates Helps Develop Core Strength

    We all want a flat belly, but more important is having a strong core. Pilates strengthens the back and abs by focusing on what is called a “powerhouse.” In pilates, you learn how to work the “powerhouse,”  with techniques like knitting your ribcage together, engaging the lower belly, and lengthening the spine. After practicing pilates, these powerhouse tips become a basis for your your daily routine and posture. Powerhouse moves can help increase the strength of your entire core muscles (the muscles that run from your ribcage to your hips, on both the front and back and sides of your body).  All of these ab and back muscles are important to engage if you want to prevent injuries and perfect your posture.

  2. Pilates Increases Your Sense of Awareness and Body Control

    Pilates re-trains your body so in your day-to-day motions, you have less risk of injuries and more efficient patterns of motion. You’ll start to focus a difference in your posture while you’re walking, sitting or standing. With this newfound awareness, you can alleviate aches and pains in the future.

    Pilates is the cornerstone of so many other exercise disciplines and other activities you do in life, from swinging a tennis racquet to a golf club, strength training or yoga. Pilates becomes the foundation of these movements, because it helps build body control.

  3. Pilates is Both Gentle And Challenging

    Pilates is so safe that it’s used in physical therapy facilities and rehabilitation centers. Modifications allow for a range of difficulty from beginners to advanced. In fact, the better you get at pilates, the more challenging the exercises become. Although it’s gentle, there’s an attention required that changes your awareness.


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Kathy Smith Flat Abs Over 40 Challenge

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  • 30-Day Workout Calendar
    By using the workout calendar, you eliminate confusion about which workout to do that day. Each workout is specified, so there’s no guesswork on your part. And, it’s designed to sculpt and define your abs in record time!
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  • Fat Burning Pilates For Abs:
    Flatten your abs by applying basic Pilates movements designed to focus on your core muscles while lengthening and stabilizing your spine. Improve your strength and posture to develop the tall, graceful bearing of a dancer. Also includes two BONUS workouts — Pilates for Lower Body and my top-selling cardio workout, Fat Burning Breakthrough, for ultimate-fat burning. (115 minute DVD)
  • Ultimate Sculpt:
    Super-shrink fat with interval training that alternates between total-body moves and core-conditioning exercises. This incredibly powerful method of conditioning is one of the most effective ways to tone your body. Ultimate Sculpt is based on functional training, where you work your entire body as a unit for faster results. (60 minute DVD)
  • Total Body Turnaround:
    Reset your body with three 20-minute balance, circuit and energy workouts. The circuit segment trims and firms, ramping up your calorie burn and attacking your trouble spots. Next, you’ll hone your balance to help you continue doing the activities you love. Finally, refresh and recharge with the total-energy segment to wake up you body and de-stress your life. (60 minute DVD)

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