Strong Core (Pilates Abs+Yoga Back): Weekend Workout! 4-15-17

To build a strong core, combine Pilates ab exercises with yoga back bends. Pilates exercises emphasise abdominal and hip flexor work. Yoga emphasises strengthening and softening the upper back and elongating the abdominals and hip flexors.

In my opinion, Pilates work lacks the back strengthening and psoas lengthening exercises that yoga provides. Yoga lacks the intense (and functional) abdominal work that Pilates provides. This week, I have taken what I consider to be the best of both worlds and fused them together. Also, I added a beneficial exercise for the pelvis.

Weekend Workout! is a 20-30 minute Pilates and yoga-inspired workout. Each workout has a different focus. If there is an exercise or workout theme that you would like to see, please comment below or on YouTube.

Strong Core video

Here is your workout!

What are your favorite Pilates exercises or yoga poses? Let us know in the comments section below.

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About Sarah Stockett

Hi! I'm Sarah, and I'm a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a passion for pain relief. When I'm not working with clients, I'm researching the best ways to get rid of pain. Do you want to learn how to practice yoga and Pilates safely in your own home? Or, do you want to know all my tips and tricks for pain relief? Join my mailing list and receive free goodies to help you.

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