20 Mins Pilates Chair Workout

Try our 20 Min Pilates Chair Workout to challenge your Pilates practice.

  • Author: Lesley Logan
  • September 10, 2023
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Pilates Chair Exercises

Hi, I’m Lesley Logan, co-founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ and today I’ve got a 20-minute full-body workout on the Pilates chair for you.

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Alright, so I’ve been teaching since 2008 and when I found out about Wunda chair exercises I was obsessed. And so as a second generation teacher, which just means that my teacher was taught by Joseph Pilates, one of the things I love to do is get people on the Pilates chair because it really can challenge your Pilates practice. Another thing I love about the chair is that anyone can have one, it doesn’t take up a lot of space… unlike a reformer which takes up a lot of space. Right? A Cadillac takes up a ton of space. But everyone can have a chair. And the first piece of Pilates equipment I ever bought was a Wunda chair.

Before we get into this workout, I just want to talk about what chairs are going to be accessible for this chair workout. I use a classical Wunda Chair by Contrology. You can also use a combo chair, you can also use an EXO chair. There are so many chair brands. So if you wonder if your chair brand is going to work for this workout or you have questions about it, you can put in the comments below, I will answer those questions on Sundays at 9am Pacific Time when I go live on our YouTube channel. The Malibu chair and chairs kind of like that… some of the exercises will work really well and some won’t. And so again, just put in the comments below, I’ll answer on Sundays’ live.

And finally, if you don’t have a chair yet, or you don’t have access to one at this moment, go to my Full Body Express Mat Workout. It’s a great workout that you can do without having a piece of equipment.

Alright, let’s get into this workout! The way this apparatus works is you’ve got to find the spring size that works for you. So if you have any questions about that, feel free to comment below.

Follow this exercise list:

Leave your comments below

So I love creating this for you. And if you had fun with it, let me know in the comments below. If you have questions, drop them down. But ultimately, something that’s really important is just getting eyes on your practice, okay. And the best way to do that is, if you’re a member of our group, we can actually provide feedback for you and homework and exercises you should be doing. Maybe the pull ups are not in your practice yet, but what could be? We can support you that way.

Share your a-ha moments

In fact, all of our members at OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ get to share their a-ha moments, to share their questions. Their questions inspire the workouts. We actually have classes on the mat, reformer, tower and the Wunda chair every single month that actually have the same theme for the 50 minutes. And then every Tuesday we drop a new mat and reformer 30-minute workout so you can have more of an express workout. But everyone’s taking the same class during the same calendar period whenever it works for them. Why? Because we know you’re busy. We want you to make sure you have the beauty of an on-demand workout when it works best for you. But the support, accountability, community and eyes on you when you need it. So if you want to try that out, check us out here. And finally, thank you so much for letting me share this workout with you.

Pilates Chair is one of my favorite things

Again, the chair is one of my favorite things. A lot of people are always wanting a home Reformer and I’m like if you can’t afford a real reformer, let’s get you a good Wunda chair because a chair like this does not take up that much space. You can shove in the corner and you can do a full hour workout on it all the time. We do it at OPC. We love to offer this for you here.

By Lesley Logan

Lesley Logan, NCPT, is the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com, the first free online catalogue of Pilates exercise tutorial videos, where you can also find weekly online mat classes and workshops. When not teaching from her studio in Los Angeles, Lesley can be found traveling the world leading Pilates retreats, or offering Pilates business coaching to studio owners and other instructors through her private mastermind group. Connect with Lesley on instagram @lesley.logan or through the contact page on this site.

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