Find out for yourself why the world has gone crazy for Pilates. Focusing on the body's core muscles, benefiting posture and flexibility, these stylized exercises and movements have grown in popularity. Now, let Gaiam fitness instructor Ana Caban guide you through a beginner's Pilates routine that doubles as a solid cardio workout.
Fusing traditional Pilates mat work with cardiovascular exercises, "Cardio Pilates" will tone and strengthen your body's core muscles, helping you lose weight and increase your energy levels. From roll-ups, stretches and common Pilates poses to leg lifts, lunges and jumping jacks, this whole-body routine can be practiced anywhere, from the gym to your living room.The benefits of "Cardio Pilates" include: