Standing workouts work your entire body
Ready for a workout where you don’t have to lay on the ground, and you don’t need a lot of equipment. In fact, for some light weights, the standing workout is exactly what you need when you are at an airport when you’re in your office, when there’s not enough room in your place to lay on the ground and take a full body workout. And so the standing workout is going to actually work your entire body from head to toe. We get strength, and there’ll be some flexibility in here. And it’s going to leave you feeling energized and ready to take on your day.
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I’m Lesley Logan, founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com. And what we’re about to do today is a mini version of how we add standing exercises into our mat classes over at OPC. Because what Pilates does is connect us to ourselves, we can take that out on our way out the door. And so it’s really fun to do this. I was trained by one of Joseph Pilates’ clients. And so I really love to apply what Joseph Pilates has created to our daily lives and make it accessible in our workouts.
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So as I mentioned, you’ll need lightweights. If you don’t have lightweights, you can actually use water bottles. You can use your imagination. So don’t worry if you don’t have them, you can still do this workout. If any of the exercises are outside of your level or ability today, when in doubt, please leave it out. You can ask questions in the comments below. I’ll answer them live on my next YouTube live Sunday at 9 am Pacific time.
Also, I believe it’s brave and courageous to replace anything you can’t do with something that you can do. So if there was an exercise we did at the beginning, that you felt like it was a good challenge for you, replace it with something you’re not able to do yet.
Follow this exercise list:
- 1. Hundred
- 2. Marching
- 3. Twist and Reach
- 4. Reach Back
- 5. Boxing
- 6. Arm Circles
- 7. Shave
- 8. Hug
- 9. Butterfly
- 10. Bat
- 11. Fencing
- 12. Zipper
- 13. Reverse Chest Expansion
- 14. Bicep Curls
- 15. Standing Leg Exercises
- 16. Standing Roll Up
Celebrate any amount of minutes
And so if you really enjoyed this, I know it’s a short workout. First of all, I hope you enjoy it because I don’t we don’t always have time for a full workout. At OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ every single week we drop a new mat class and reformer class for 30 minutes. We actually believe it’s brave and courageous to do as much of the class as you can and not go, “Oh, I don’t have the full 30 minutes. So I can’t do class today.” Five minutes is enough for us. The community loves to celebrate any amount of minutes that you are able to do. And the cool thing is, is that everyone’s taking the exact same class for the whole week. You can take it at any time that works best for you. And you get to compare yourself to yourself, see to repeat that workout, and see which connections got easier just like we did today which things got easier as we warmed up more which things got better as you started to understand more in your body.
Send in a video doing Pilates
Also, as an OPC member, you can send in a video of you doing an exercise and get feedback on your form so you can be sure you’re doing it right. Our members also get to come to the live taping every single month online where we can actually check them out, give them feedback, answer their questions, and truly support them. You get amazing accountability, and tons of community, and you get to do some awesome Pilates, whatever works best for you.
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