My Pilates Routine (Lower Body)

I do a pilates routine 3-4 times per week & most of it is the 10-20 minute videos from Cassey at Blogilates (workout videos found HERE.)

This doesn’t include any extra cardio I do through the week, any weight/strength training I do throughout the week or any gymnastic-type strength stuff on the pole throughout the week–this is JUST my pilates.

I sort of create my own circuit workout by jump roping between each pilates video. I’ve found that jump roping burns the MOST calories–it cost next to nothing and it’s EFFECTIVE. {{You can find a calorie calculator online to see how much you’d burn by putting in your weight & how many minutes of jump roping. Another way to figure out calories burned is to buy a calorie monitor.}}

Anyway! Here is an example of my Lower Body Pilates workout. During EVERY pilates workout, I do a lot of core work regardless of my upper body/lower body focus. I also always work in some sort of cardio. This particular example below gives me 10 minutes of cardio with jump roping (burning about 100 calories at my weight), and 50 minutes of Pilates, giving me about an hour of a workout total. {{If you DON’T incorporate cardio or cut out processed junk foods from your diet, you won’t ever see all the lovely muscle you build underneath the layer of fat! Cardio & proper diet is a MUST if you want to see your hard work!!!}}

TRY IT! All you need is a little bit of floor space and some motivation! Let me know what you think when you’re alllll done! 😉

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About Kat

If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be eclectic. I like a little bit of everything and I do a little bit of everything. :) Some of my current favorite things to do are: spend time with my husband and daughters, work my home based business (http://rippedwraps.myitworks.com), play with makeup and nail polish, work out (pilates, Jillian Michaels DVDs & pole dance/fitness), play Halo Reach & Zombies (COD) on xbox 360, living on the lake & blogging! I love my family more than life itself...and I will guard and protect them with my life. I've also learned to start standing up for myself (thanks to one of my mentors!) and tell people to back off when they try to hurt me or my family. My childhood abuse no longer defines me, thanks to my Savior Jesus Christ...and as a result of giving ALL parts of my life to Him, I have more peace and joy than I can ever remember having!

Posted on September 5, 2011, in Fitness, Pilates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The pilates videos you posted up there does burn fats right? Because I’ve heard from friends that Pilates only builds muscle and not burn fat and we need some cardio workout to get rid of the excess fats…

    • The pilates videos DO burn a little, but NOT enough to make a noticeable difference. So yes, your friends are correct, you need both cardio AND strength (and a CLEAN diet) to get beautiful, visible muscle tone. This is why I break up the videos by jump roping in between each video (for me, I’d rather jump rope for 10 minutes, than run on a treadmill for 20 minutes! It’s much faster.). I do ALL of the above in one workout! Hope this helps 🙂 -Kat

  2. Thank you very much 😉
    How long have you been doing this routine?

    • I’ve been doing her pilates videos for about a year now, I LOVE the strength & muscle tone they give me. but I just now started doing cardio and eating cleaner since last week! I’m already seeing a difference with the diet change 🙂 yay!

  3. Ah I see! Okay! 🙂 I hope I’ll have as much motivation as you do! I really want to flatten by stomach and have leaner, toner arms and legs! ^^

  4. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it! haha. (If you are on facebook, there is a kind of accountability group I’m in for working out. It gives me some extra motivation! I’d love to invite you to it! Add me–> http://facebook.com/kat86 🙂

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