30 Min Mat Workouts with Weights

A 30-Minute Full-Body Mat Pilates with Weights Hello, welcome to a 30-minute mat workouts with weights. I’m so excited that you’re here, it’s really important that you celebrate that you have made it here and any amount of minutes of this workout that you do is awesome. All right, so we’re gonna work on our… Continue reading 30 Min Mat Workouts with Weights

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  • January 28, 2024
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A 30-Minute Full-Body Mat Pilates with Weights

Hello, welcome to a 30-minute mat workouts with weights. I’m so excited that you’re here, it’s really important that you celebrate that you have made it here and any amount of minutes of this workout that you do is awesome. All right, so we’re gonna work on our entire body. We’re gonna use these weights, it’s going to help us connect our arms to our back, which is a very important connection you need in your Pilates practice.

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Hi, I’m Lesley Logan, the co-founder of onlinepilatesclasses.com I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2008. My teacher was taught by Joseph Pilates and I truly love helping you make connections to your body in this method because I know that how you are on this mat is how you do other things in life. And so I’m really excited to guide you here and help you have the most amazing day after this.

Enhance Your Pilates Exercises with Weights or Creative Alternatives

We’re gonna get started with our mat workouts with weights. You can use one or two pound weights, if you already have those. These are Naboso, the link is in the show notes below. If you don’t have lightweights, you’re gonna use water bottles or cans of soup or whatever, as long as they’re the same thing. So if they weight the same, it’s totally fine. Or you can use your imagination – all these exercises in our pilates with weights workout can be effectively performed even without the weights.

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Also we have other mat classes on this channel, so make sure you check them out. There’s a beginner level one as well. So if you’re new, and you want to check that out to build your foundations, you absolutely can. But when in doubt, leave the exercise out. We are going to progress as a class to some exercises that might be out of your practice. That doesn’t mean you turn this class off when you stop, it actually means that you replace it with something else you already did, to build your foundation, to build your endurance. And remember, it’s brave and courageous to replace an exercise you can’t do yet with one you can do. That’s what we tell our members OPC every single day. So let’s get into it.

Follow This Exercise Guide:

  1. Footwork
  2. 100
  3. Roll Up
  4. Single Leg Circle
  5. Rolling Like a Ball
  6. Single Leg Stretch
  7. Double Leg Stretch
  8. Single Straight Leg Stretch
  9. Spine Stretch Forward
  10. Rowing on the Mat
  11. Saw
  12. Single Leg Kick
  13. Double Leg Kick
  14. Thigh Stretch
  15. Spine Twist
  16. Side Leg Kicks
  17. Teaser
  18. Swimming
  19. Leg Pull Front
  20. Kneeling Side Kicks
  21. Side Bend
  22. Seal
  23. Standing Arm Springs Exercises on the Mat
    • Boxing
    • Sparklers
    • Shave
    • Hug
    • Chest Expansion
    • Butterfly

Thank you so much. You’ve made it to the end, you are incredibly awesome. And I want you to celebrate yourself. So important that you do because too often we’re like ‘I couldn’t do half these exercises’ we focus on what we can’t do. And at onlinepilatesclasses.com you have constant reminders with accountability and community to celebrate what you did do. We believe that finishing is optional. If you log in and press play, then you did it, right? If you do five minutes, it’s more than most people will give themselves. And it’s so important that you know that. We tend to be perfectionists with everything. It’s all or nothing, no pain, no gain, but the truth is, is that it’s actually about showing up and doing what it is possible. And celebrating that because that’s what creates a habit, especially in our mat workouts with weights. Remember, each small step counts, and you’ve already taken a huge one by completing this workout.”

Boost Your Pilates Experience at OnlinePilatesClasses.com

At onlinepilatesclasses.com we release a new workout on the mat and reformer every single Tuesday. If you don’t have access to a reformer do not worry about it because you can have a mat only membership. And on the first of every month, we actually release 50 minute classes, five zero on the mat, reformer, Cadillac tower and Wunda chair.

The monthly classes have a theme so you can see how all those exercises work together. The weekly classes have a theme so you can see how those exercises work together. But again, you purchase the membership that is based on the equipment you have access to. And no matter what your level is at onlinepilatesclasses.com, our teachers, we really, truly make sure that you know what you can do with the exercise that may not be possible in your body. We believe in accountability and accessibility. And we have modifications if you need them, because everyone is on their own journey.

Get Feedback, Community Support, and On-Demand Access at OPC

As I mentioned in class, you can send in a video of yourself, doing an exercise to get feedback that can help you make sure that you have your feet in the right place, your hands in the right place, or that you’re working from the same place, right? It’s not easy to do this on your own, but it is more accessible when you have it on demand. And when you have a community and teachers who are there to help personalize it for you. I mean, it’s almost like going to a studio right? But for the price of on-demand.

So check out onlinepilatesclasses.com/free so you can get our trial offer. If you have any questions put in the comments below. Remember, I do go live on Sundays at 9am. But if you’re an OPC member, any question you have gets answered every single day in our members only community.

Thank you so much for letting me work out with you today. Thank you so much for letting me pour into you. You do amazing things in this world. And I am so grateful. So thank you for being here and have an amazing day.


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.

Loving this Pilates exercise tutorial? Take weekly online Pilates mat classes with OPC Teachers.
Enjoying Lesley's teaching style? Willing to travel? Explore the world while maintaining your practice by joining Lesley on a Pilates retreat.

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SUCH A TEASE

ONLINE MAT & REFORMER PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Teaser is probably one of the most photographed exercises in Pilates. Which makes people think it's a "peak pose." But, it's anything but! It's simply another layer to your Pilates practice. This week we will acknowledge how each exercise contributes to your ability to do Teaser (someday) and then how Teaser teaches you where to get curious in your practice.

On the Mat we will use light weights for one round of Teaser as they can be helpful for those still adding into their practice.
No props on the Reformer.

See you in class,

xx~LL

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, light weights and a Mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a Reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

UP, UP, & AWAY

ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

We are all going to feel like Super Humans after this month!!

Whenever I’m in a hard exercise (for me) where I’m holding myself up with my arms and reaching my legs away I picture myself with super human strength!!! I can do ANYTHING! It makes me smile and helps me stay STRONG.

This month our exercise is Up Stretch and when you think about it - reaching your legs away and staying strong over the carriage may feel a lot like flying!

We’ll be focusing on stabilizing our strong cores while staying equally balanced in our arms and legs. We are giving you some amazing building blocks by merging strength and stretch in all directions. You are going to get a little bit of everything that you can use to connect to your Up Stretch (and even your Roll Up and Knee Stretches Off).

Chair: Please have a foam roller and a balance pad available. We are going to challenge your balance safely.

xx-LL

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

Backstroke…the ultimate Middle Exercise! From our chest to our knees, front and back, we have to work our “Middle” in coordination to make The Backstroke happen. We’ll use a small ball on the Reformer and light weights on the Mat to help find our connection to this exercise.

See you in class,
Tami

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, light weights and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, a small ball and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A 100 PARTY

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

So many people don't love the 100. But the 100 is an incredible exercise that when you know all its capabilities can be something you might look forward to...maybe even like a little bit. Or a lot!

We often wonder why the 100 is the first exercise. I mean, it's got a lot going on for a warm up. To me it's a survey, a feedback, a mirror to how our body is doing that day. And, how cool it is to know how your body is feeling as you go into your practice. This way you can explore what your body needs in other exercises.

Let's explore what the 100 is telling us and how to make it our own each day!

No props needed.

See ya in class,
xx-LL 💋

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

    STAND BY ME

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    The key to longevity is being able to get down to the ground and up again with as little assistance as possible. In this weeks class we are going to focus on how to stand in your feet no matter where they are in space.

    On the Mat we will have a playful ending that Joseph Pilates would do!

    The Reformer we’ll end challenging ourselves standing on our carriage. (Options to do the exercises off the Reformer too!)

    No props needed.

    See ya in class,

    xx~LL 💋

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

    FRENEMIES

    Online Mat, Reformer, Cadillac & Wunda Chair Pilates Class Descriptions:

    Hello, it's OPC Teacher Christine here! I used to get commended for my form and flexibility in any type of movement class I went to, even if it was my very first class. But what I struggled with was always hitting a plateau where I couldn't make progress or improvement. For me, that changed when I discovered the strength and control I found in practicing Pilates.

    Getting on the apparatuses puts your body in a position where you find strength, stretch, and control through your center. I was unable to fold my body like origami anymore. One of the mat exercises - double leg stretch - is great for finding a strong center regardless of what the arms and legs are doing.

    For this month, we'll explore using the concept of finding an inner lift of the belly away from the thighs to find a strength in our center, the two-way stretch of the limbs, while controlling the movement of the arms and legs whether they move away from center, or come back to center.

    Mat class: Magic Circle and squishy ball

    See you in class,

    Christine

    HIGH FIVE FOR ALL

    ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

    In Pilates we often talk about the 5 spinal shapes… do you know them? No worries if you don’t yet as this month we’re going to explore them all! How tall, round, extended, rotated or bent from our sides that we can be gives us more power & control during exercise. Let’s see what we can feel when we put the focus on working toward these particular shapes… And, lookout for combo shapes!"

    On the Reformer, please have a ball, Magic Circle and your pole. A couple of pillows and a Swiffer handle all make great substitutes!
    Mat, Tower/Cadillac and Wunda Chair: No props needed.

    See ya in class,
    xx-LL 💋

    BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    Yes, we are focusing on Horseback in this week's workout. But, we are also giving a celebration to all of us who might be back in our Pilates saddle again. Or, maybe you've been in the Saddle but stuck in the mud. This weeks workout its designed to be a positive play time with an exercise many of us avoid and one that we may never get. But, hey, it's always fun to be out where a friend is a friend - get it? If you know the song you do!

    Mat: Theraband and light weights
    Reformer: no props needed

    xx~LL

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, Theraband, light weights and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.