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target tuesday: total body

Target Tuesday: Pilates

I’ve been really into Pilates lately. I think it might have something to do with the fact that my Pure Barre package ran out. As much as I love it, I just can’t justify adding another package of classes to my list of expenses right now. So, when working out at home using Grokker and YouTube, I’ve been gravitating towards Pilates workouts that really isolate particular muscle groups and work them till they’re sore, just like Pure Barre does!

Plus, they’re less intense than a cardio workout in the sweat department. Meaning, it’s easier to fit a Pilates workout into my busy schedule because I’m not completely drenched in sweat by the end of it.

Another added benefit of these types of videos is relaxation. With deep breathing and lots of stretching, these workouts are a great way to relax the mind in the morning, preparing for a crazy day of work, work, work.

All that being said, for today’s Target Tuesday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Pilates videos from across the web:

Classique Accupuncture and Pilates Studio Intermediate Matt Sequence
I hope you’re ready for burning abs! The instructor, Brooke, makes it look really easy – and remember it can be, if you just meditate through the exercise instead of letting it force you to give up. Brooke has tons of other great videos, so be sure to check out her whole collection.

Jessica Smith TV Pilates Total Body 
I love that Jessica’s dog, Peanut, is always part of these videos. Nothing makes working out seem easier than doing it alongside a cute little puppy! Cuteness aside, Jessica has a pretty endless supply of great Pilates and Yoga inspired videos.