Free Pilates Anyone?

Kelly from Every Gym’s Nightmare posted about free pilates a few weeks ago, but I kind of forgot about it.  Then I remembered, and decided to check out the site: Ultimate Pilates Workouts.

Pilates was designed for injured dancers.  My old ballet teacher used to treat us occasionally to a pilates class instead of our normal stretching, and I always loved it.  Pilates gives you lean muscles (like yoga) and is a gentle way to strength train.  It’s not as intense as Power Yoga, but it’s a better workout than Gentle Yoga.  You’ll also get killer abs and it’s great for flexibility.

At the site there are several membership options, but with a Basic membership you have access to free streaming pilates videos of varying levels and lengths.

So far I’ve tried “Strength and Challenge 30 Minutes” (the highest level offered for the Basic membership) and “Power and Precision 45 Minutes” (level 2 I think).  The instructors explain every move in a way that you can understand, and, to echo Kelly, they cue really well.  I’m always annoyed at pilates videos for the terrible cueing, but that wasn’t the case here at all!

So if you have a chance, check out http://www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com – it’s free, fun, and a great way to pass the time while getting in a nice workout!

15 Comments on Free Pilates Anyone?

  1. coco
    28 January, 2009 at 9:57 pm (6 years ago)

    thanks for sharing!

  2. Pearl
    28 January, 2009 at 10:51 pm (6 years ago)

    wow! thanks for sharing :)

  3. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    29 January, 2009 at 12:57 am (6 years ago)

    I may check it out…I’ve just had lower back issues while doing Pilates before (booo).

  4. Mark Salinas
    29 January, 2009 at 3:13 am (6 years ago)

    Never participated in Pilates…it is on my shortlist.

  5. Robin
    29 January, 2009 at 5:44 am (6 years ago)

    Pilates is great! I got my dad into it, and I base a lot of my strength/stretching movements on pilates (some are on my blog).

  6. VeggieGirl
    29 January, 2009 at 6:08 am (6 years ago)

    Fabulous!!

  7. K
    29 January, 2009 at 7:13 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the link! Love pilates :)

  8. Sharon
    29 January, 2009 at 8:06 am (6 years ago)

    Oh thanks Maggie! I’m not subscribed to her feeds, so thanks for the headsup!

  9. Diana
    29 January, 2009 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve never tried Pilates, but I’m a big fan of Yoga. Only problem is my wrist is kinda hurt, so that prevents me from doing it. I really like Zumba right now! :) So fun!

    I’m going to go see if the free Pilates is still available…sounds like it would be worth trying at least once. Thanks for sharing the link!

  10. Hil
    29 January, 2009 at 9:13 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for the link!

  11. gina (fitnessista)
    29 January, 2009 at 9:34 am (6 years ago)

    FREE PILATES!
    i’m so there :D
    thanks for passing the word along!

  12. Erin
    29 January, 2009 at 1:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks!

  13. Ashley
    29 January, 2009 at 2:13 pm (6 years ago)

    I completely forgot about this! thanks for reminding , i’ll be doin some pilates next week now! woop!

  14. Leng
    30 January, 2009 at 4:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, thanks for the link! I’ll go check it out right now. I love Pilates!