This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

March 19, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC Pilates instructor Chloe Gregor views the glutes as part of your core. Why? Your glutes muscles are also in the center of your body, and play a major role in practically every movement that you make, and so strengthening them by doing Pilates for glutes is a great … Continue reading This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

Flow through this at-home Pilates workout for better hip mobility (and, of course, core strength)

March 12, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC Out of all of our body parts, our hips tend to get the brunt of time spent sitting at our desks. This is why hip mobility work is so important—because, ya know, we want to be able to move fluidly and without that annoying tightness. Enter: a Pilates workout … Continue reading Flow through this at-home Pilates workout for better hip mobility (and, of course, core strength)

Your core workouts have never burned as much as this 15-minute Pilates sesh

March 05, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC If you’re ever looking to burn out your core, one of the best—and lowest impact—ways to do it is with Pilates. The entire fitness modality centers around the core, but it gives you added benefits of things like better posture and added strength, all while hitting other muscle … Continue reading Your core workouts have never burned as much as this 15-minute Pilates sesh

A *lot* of people are ditching bootcamps for Pilates—and there’s a science to why

March 04, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC In 2020, Pilates will celebrate its 94th birthday. It’s the OG boutique fitness class, and Joseph Pilates’ 34 original exercises set the stage for a number of other workouts, like barre and Megaformer (which BTW: was one of our 2020 Trends) to become mainstays for those with stacked … Continue reading A *lot* of people are ditching bootcamps for Pilates—and there’s a science to why

Fatigue your entire upper body in just 6-minutes with this Pilates arm workout

February 24, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC There are a slew of different ways you can work your arms. You can turn to traditional strength training a la push-ups, hop onto a machine like an elliptical, try a boxing workout… or you can take a shortcut and try this Pilates arm workout that uses weights … Continue reading Fatigue your entire upper body in just 6-minutes with this Pilates arm workout

This at-home Pilates lower body workout will set your legs *and* glutes on fire

February 17, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC People tend to associate Pilates workouts with a stronger core. While that’s 100-percent the core of the fitness modality, certain Pilates exercises can also strengthen your lower body, too (Pilates is full of surprising benefits, y’all). To stand as proof, SolidCore trainer Triana Brown, our Trainer of the Month, … Continue reading This at-home Pilates lower body workout will set your legs *and* glutes on fire

There are 12 million Pilates abs workouts on YouTube, but this is the only one you need

February 10, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC No workout has a better reputation for firing up your core than Pilates. The super-slow, minuscule movements activate your slow-twitch muscle fibers to build strength. While we don’t all have the luxury of having a Reformer in our living room (or a studio filled with them around the … Continue reading There are 12 million Pilates abs workouts on YouTube, but this is the only one you need

The benefits of Pilates go way beyond core strength—here’s what to expect

February 06, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC If you peek into any Pilates class, it’ll look like a lot of small movements and core-focused exercises (and space-age-looking contraptions a la the Reformer). While it’s true that Pilates is centered around your core muscles, the low-intensity workout modality has an extensive list of benefits that you … Continue reading The benefits of Pilates go way beyond core strength—here’s what to expect

Prepare to be sore: This 7-move Pilates-inspired workout will light up your full body

February 03, 2020 at 03:30PM by CWC Pilates-inspired workouts—one of Well+Good’s 2020 wellness trends—are known for their really, really slow, small movements that burn like hell. While you could hit up a studio in your ‘hood, you can get a Pilates in home workout in your very own living room—with that same level of muscle-quaking … Continue reading Prepare to be sore: This 7-move Pilates-inspired workout will light up your full body

How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

December 11, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I always associate my foam roller with pain (sure, that pain often brings wonderful and much-needed muscle tension relief, but still). The recovery tool doesn’t have to be your frenemy, though—it can also be used in therapeutic, gentle ways. One star example of this? Using your foam roller for … Continue reading How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

The 5 basic Pilates moves that *everyone* should incorporate in their workouts for better mobility

December 06, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC If you’re not a Pilates fan, you might brush off the fitness modality’s entire catalogue of core-centric moves. But this is a mistake, because, everyone—no matter what their sweat mode of choice is—can benefit from certain basic Pilates exercises. The workout, at its (ahem) core, is about better … Continue reading The 5 basic Pilates moves that *everyone* should incorporate in their workouts for better mobility

The ‘Pilates burpee’ may go down in history as the hardest core exercise ever

November 22, 2019 at 07:07PM by CWC If I could poll the entire world about the most challenging workouts, I bet at least 70 percent would namecheck the burpee. In a shocking turn of events though, it turns out one Pilates-inspired burpee variation somehow manages to make the move harder. While a standard burpee requires … Continue reading The ‘Pilates burpee’ may go down in history as the hardest core exercise ever

This Pilates ring workout targets your obliques and booty

September 23, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. This … Continue reading This Pilates ring workout targets your obliques and booty

The 9-minute, at-home Pilates workout that targets every muscle of your core

September 16, 2019 at 12:01PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops,” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. This … Continue reading The 9-minute, at-home Pilates workout that targets every muscle of your core

You don’t even need to stand up to do this full-body Pilates workout

September 09, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. This … Continue reading You don’t even need to stand up to do this full-body Pilates workout

This Pilates glutes series sculpts your butt while combatting the effects of sitting

September 02, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading This Pilates glutes series sculpts your butt while combatting the effects of sitting

This 8-minute Pilates ring workout will leave your abs sore for days

August 16, 2019 at 11:37AM by CWC Much like medicine balls or yoga wheels, Pilates rings tend to fall into the category of workout tools that look pretty innocent. It’s just a hollow, simple ring—how sore can it leave you anyways? Fun fact: Very. In our latest episode of Good Moves, Well+Good’s video series that … Continue reading This 8-minute Pilates ring workout will leave your abs sore for days

This Pilates floor workout is so effective, it rivals intense Megaformer classes

June 05, 2019 at 09:43AM by CWC Over the past few months, I have fallen completely in love with Megaformer Pilates. I love the way my muscles feel when they start to twitch during a particularly grueling static lunge or plank hold, and I can say with full confidence that my core has never, ever … Continue reading This Pilates floor workout is so effective, it rivals intense Megaformer classes

I work out at a movement salon where I get my Pilates with a side of soup

February 22, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Around the country, but especially in New York City, there’s a never-ending supply of hip and trendy workouts and studios to sample. And that’s great…for some people. Don’t get me wrong, I like to work up a sweat, but I make it my mission to stay away from fitness that doubles … Continue reading I work out at a movement salon where I get my Pilates with a side of soup

If you’ve got DD+ boobs, these are the best sports bras for running, Pilates, CrossFit, HIIT, and more

February 20, 2019 at 01:14PM by CWC Shopping for a sports bra for big boobs can often feel, in the wise words of my queen Hilary Duff, like waiting for rain in a drought: useless and disappointing. Just when you feel like you’ve found something supportive enough to carry you through a trampoline class or a … Continue reading If you’ve got DD+ boobs, these are the best sports bras for running, Pilates, CrossFit, HIIT, and more

Prepare yourself because Heather Anderson only makes these Pilates ring moves look easy

February 10, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Unlike Ariana Grande, I can’t quite afford to give my six best friends rings of the bling-bling variety. I can, however, afford a Pilates ring or two. (Am I stretching right now… pun intended?) They’re cheap! And, they supercharge my new favorite thing: quick-yet-effective at-home workouts that can be squeezed … Continue reading Prepare yourself because Heather Anderson only makes these Pilates ring moves look easy

Selena Gomez introduced me to hot Pilates and my winter is already better

January 02, 2019 at 09:06AM Move over, Bikram: There’s a hot new workout trend (yes, I went there) that’s about to be everywhere in 2019, and some of your favorite celebs are already on board. Enter: Hot Pilates. The new-ish class has been popping up on the schedules of some trendy studios of late, from Flex … Continue reading Selena Gomez introduced me to hot Pilates and my winter is already better