Back To Basic Pilates

  • Episode 1
  • 27 Mins
Even if you are a Pilates pro I would always suggest occasionally going back to basics. I often do this with my classes I teach. This video is a slow paced video that will help you to practice setting your spine in neutral, engaging the core muscle correctly and controlling spinal movement to build control through your spine. Perfect if you have back pain!
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Core Exercises

  • Episode 2
  • 30 Mins
This gentle Pilates core exercises beginners workout allows you to learn the basics of activating the core. Learn how to control a neutral spine position and control movement to reduce back pain and strengthen the muscles around the spine to stop future episodes of pain. Lyndsay has over 15 years experience as a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates teacher specialising in Pilates for back pain. This workout will help switch back on the core muscles that have switched off because of back pain.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Core Engagement Exercises

  • Episode 3
  • 27 Mins
These core engagement exercises, taught by a highly experienced physiotherapist, will help reduce back pain. Teach your core stabilising muscles to stabilise your spine during movement. Strengthen them deeper with this workout. Do this workout regularly to build core strength and reduce back pain.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Basics

  • Episode 4
  • 28 Mins
In this Pilates basics workout, you will focus on a small number of movements to perfect your technique.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Breathing Techniques

  • Episode 5
  • 28 Mins
This relaxing workout will help you gain a deeper understanding of Pilates breathing techniques, helping you improve spinal and rib cage flexibility whilst strengthening the core muscles.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Back Strengthening Pilates

  • Episode 6
  • 33 Mins
Strengthen muscles around the spine, hips, pelvis and abdominal area to target the key muscles that hold our spine together!
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Clinical Pilates

  • Episode 7
  • 32 Mins
This clinical Pilates workout for beginners takes you through a series of movements to perfect your clinical Pilates understanding. 
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Spinal Control Exercises

  • Episode 8
  • 27 Mins
Learn to control spinal movement and strengthen the core muscles with these spinal control exercises.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Chair Pilates

  • Episode 9
  • 8 Mins
This short 8 minute workout is a great routine to practice while sat at your desk, keep your joints moving and work your core without leaving your seat!
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Core Control Pilates

  • Episode 10
  • 27 Mins
Progress through some different core control Pilates exercises to learn how to stabilise and control movement in different postures to increase core strength. Learn how to move your spine through different stretches as well as building core stability to support your back.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Hip Release

  • Episode 11
  • 28 Mins
Our Pilates hip release workout will work your hips hard but reward them with some nice stretches! Strengthen the muscles around the hips as well as the abdominals and back for a great clinical Pilates workout. For those looking for more of a challenge, check out our intermediate Pilates hip workout.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Control and Release

  • Episode 12
  • 23 Mins
This workout combines various control based exercises to challenge your centre. Although it is a beginner workout there are a few tougher moves to encourage more functional movement patterns. There is also some emphasis on breathing for a relaxing feel to the workout. 
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Save Your Spine

  • Episode 13
  • 33 Mins
This is a beginner workout, great for back pain to build strength in the stabilising muscles of the spine
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pilates Hip Stretches

  • Episode 14
  • 29 Mins
Free the hips with these Pilates hip stretches. Learn to control hip movements and ask the hip stabilising muscles to perform.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Charge Up The Inner Core

  • Episode 15
  • 29 Mins
Fire up those core stabilising muscles with this workout. Feel the energy flow through these muscles to strengthen deeper.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Height Increase Exercises

  • Episode 16
  • 31 Mins
Feel an inch taller after this Pilates height increase workout! Enjoy strengthening the postural muscles to create a leaner posture.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Psoas Muscle Exercises

  • Episode 17
  • 32 Mins
Throughout these psoas muscle exercises, we challenge your hip and pelvic stability with some exercises focusing on the psoas muscle.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pilates Flow

  • Episode 18
  • 31 Mins
Flow through a series of movements and progressions in this beginners clinical Pilates flow workout.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pilates For Health

  • Episode 19
  • 25 Mins
Practicing clinical Pilates regularly can leave you feeling physically and mentally better. Start to feel the benefits straight away with this Pilates for health workout.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Alignment Exercises

  • Episode 20
  • 26 Mins
We work through various positions in these Pilates alignment exercises, correcting our alignment as we go. Lyndsay will teach you the optimum position to achieve great results and better posture. We have also created a specialist posture exercise video to help you further improve.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Neutral Spine Pilates

  • Episode 21
  • 27 Mins
Clinical Pilates is different from traditional Pilates in that we are constantly aiming to maintain a neutral spine as we work the core muscles. Learn more about maintaining an optimal spine position in this neutral spine Pilates workout. Looking for more exercises with a focus on the spine? Check out our spine mobilising exercise video.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pelvic Stability Exercises

  • Episode 22
  • 26 Mins
Deepen your connection with the pelvic stabilising muscles with these pelvic stability exercises. Gain a deeper strength with the core muscles that stabilise the spine and pelvis.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Spinal Mobility Exercises

  • Episode 23
  • 29 Mins
Enjoy some spinal mobility exercises and stretches to release the spine in this workout, as well as continuing to strengthen the spinal muscles.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pilates Posture Exercises

  • Episode 24
  • 24 Mins
Learn how to strengthen the postural muscles in this clinical Pilates workout from experienced physiotherapist and Pilates instructor Lyndsay Hirst. These Pilates posture exercises can help you achieve a better posture.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Thoracic Spine Exercises

  • Episode 25
  • 23 Mins
Work the mid back with these thoracic spine exercises. Stretch the thoracic spine and work your rotational control to strengthen the muscles that support this area.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Pilates Back Stretches

  • Episode 26
  • 12 Mins
Pilates back stretch exercises: this is a short 12 minute workout that focuses purely on stretching the back to ease back pain. The spine stretches involved will stretch your back in various positions to really loosen out the spine.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Neck Exercises

  • Episode 27
  • 11 Mins
This is a short 11 minute workout that focuses just on the neck. We combined a series of neck stretches with neck strengthening exercises as well as posture correction to ease neck pain. Muscle strengthening takes time so keep repeating the workout for best results.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Pilates Progression Exercises

  • Episode 28
  • 31 Mins
Progress through some new levels in this workout. Learn to maintain a neutral spine at all times as you progress into new levels.
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  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Loosen The Hips

  • Episode 29
  • 14 Mins
This is a short 14 minute video that will help free your hips up! Mobilise the hips joints as well as stretching the muscles around the hips to feel flexible around the hips! Use a belt to help with the stretches if your hips are really stiff.
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

Wake Up The Spine

  • Episode 30
  • 11 Mins
This is a 10 minute spinal mobilising video. The whole video focuses on movement of the joints in your spine so perfect if your back is feeling stiff. 
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  • Difficulty: Beginner

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