Hey, guys. Cassey here, and welcome to our
first episode on Livestrong Woman for Pilates Bootcamp. I’m so, so, so excited to get started.
We’re gonna tone up your arms, your abs, your butt, your legs — everything. You’re gonna
be so sore tomorrow. Are you ready to get started? I am. Let’s go ahead and do this.
Alright, so you guys wanna go ahead and lie forward on your mat. Bring those hands right
in front of you, tuck that chin into your chest, and slowly roll down, with control,
vertebrae by vertebrae. There we go, nice and slow. Now, I want you to tuck that bellybutton
into your spine. Really press that low back into the mat the right here. And go ahead
and grab that right knee. Bring the head, neck and shoulders up into Pilates stance.
Meaning, you’re all the way lifted right here with the upper body, bellybutton is pressed,
okay. Now go ahead and lift up the other leg. We’re gonna start out with something very
simple: We’re gonna go into our Straight Leg Single Leg Stretch, okay. So hit that music
for me, and we’re gonna go to the beat, and we’re gonna have a lot of fun. Inhale through
your nose, exhale through the mouth. And here we go: We’re going to pull, pull, switch.
And pull, pull, switch. There you go. Just really simple right here, warming up that
core. Good. And pull it towards that chest twice. Switch. Good. Pull, pull — a few more.
Three more. And two, pull. Last one. And pull, pull, switch. Hold right there. Now we’re
gonna take it up one more level. We’re gonna go into a Single Straight Leg Stretch. Go
ahead and grab behind that ankle, knee, or cap, and lift up that leg as long as you can.
If you’re feeling like you’re not that flexible right now, slight bend is totally okay. Alright,
same thing, but this time we hit the hamstrings. And you’re going to pull, pull, switch. Switch.
Pull, pull, there we go. Beautiful. How do you feel? Oh, I love this. I feel like my
abs are getting all warmed up. My hamstrings are not so tight anymore. Pull, pull. Let
me hear that breath. Good. Three more. And two. And one more. And I want you to hold
it right there. Inhale through your nose. On the exhale, go ahead and bring both legs
into a tabletop position. Hands forward. Now let’s go ahead and give that head a break
— especially if you’re just starting, your head can get really tired. But what you wanna
do is really lift up, make sure the shoulders are off the mat, but your eyes are on your
knees. If you’re gonna look up at the ceiling, it’s gonna hurt your neck. Alright, hands
forward, right into the Hundred. Here we go: We’re going to inhale — 2, 3, 4. Exhale — 2,
3, 4. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Inhale — 2. And, exhale. Good
— a couple more. And exhale — 2, 3, 4. Lifting those legs up towards the ceiling or the sky
if you’re outside. Keep that breath. Keep pumping. I want you to feel air fanning your
butt right here. If you’re not feeling that air, you are not fanning fast enough. Press
those heels together, toes in a nice “V” shape. How do your abs feel? I’m definitely feeling
this right now. Good. Eyes forward. If your head is tired, though, feel free to bring
it down onto the mat. Two more breaths, let’s go. Inhale — 2, 3, 4. Exhale. One more. Inhale
— 2, 3, 4. And exhale — 2, 3. Bring those legs down to a 45 — can you hold it right
there? Alright, I’m only gonna give you a couple to do here, because these are challenging.
Let’s go. Inhale — 2, 3, 4. Exhale — 2, 3, 4. One more, you got this. And exhale — 2,
3, 4. Bring those knees in and that head down. Oh, my abs — they feel so good. Alright,
I’m going to go into a Double Leg Stretch. Lift up into that Pilates stance, hands right
by your ears, I want you to reach your limbs as far as you can. Press, hold it right there.
And circle it in as if you were in a bath of oil. And reach for two. Bring it in for
two. Really tucking your head into that navel as you reach in. Reach — ugh, my abs are
dying. They feel so good. You’re gonna give me three. Come on, long fingers, long toes
— 2. And last one. I need you to reach and hold. Hold it right there — give me 5, 4,
and 3, 2, 1. Bring it in and down. Oh, that was so good. I’m gonna continue to kill your
abs, and then we’ll get into other parts of your body, okay. Give me a classic Double
Leg Lift. Both hands behind your tailbone right here. Relax your shoulders into the
mat. Tuck that bellybutton in, tailbone into your back right there. Go ahead and lower
those legs as low as you can. Nice and slow, and reach — good. Now, if you’re a beginner,
keep it bent, don’t go so low. Nice work. Let’s go down all the way. And exhale, lift.
Make sure that low back is pressed into your mat. Very good. And lift. And down, go a little
quicker. Here we go. Up for two and down for two. Exhale, lift. And lower. How about two
more? Let’s go up and down. Last one, bring it up. I want you to hold it right there.
Let’s bring those legs out and in. Whew, talk about killing those lower abs, right. It’s
getting rid of that lower belly pooch. Three more, let’s go — 3 and 2. One more — 1.
Bring those knees into the chest and give them a big hug. Good job. Rock the knees side
to side. Inhale through your nose. Exhale. Bring those hands long behind you into the
Pilates Roll Up. Inhale through your nose. On the exhale, peel your back off the mat.
And hands all the way towards the sky. Tuck that chin in and slowly roll down, with control,
as slow as you can, good. Hands long, inhale. Exhale, reach. Really lengthening that spine,
pretend there’s a crown right on top of your head, and you don’t want to drop it once your
up here. Then round out that back, slowly, with control. Do you know how many crunches
equals one Roll Up? Just give me a guess. I’ll do one more, and then I’ll give you the
answer — keep thinking. And coming down. Okay, if you haven’t already typed down in
the comments below what you think it is, the answer is 6. 6 crunches equals 1 Roll Up — did
you know that? Because you’re engaging all of your core, not just your upper abs, not
just your lower abs — the whole thing. Last one, and we’re gonna get all the way up. Exhale,
reach. Very good. Okay, now let’s get in some arm work, shall we? Onto all fours for me,
guys. And I want you to really lengthen that spine. Again, beautiful Pilates posture, right.
We’re gonna go into the Oil Rigger. Your hands are gonna be right underneath your shoulders,
and we’re gonna attack those triceps. So, go ahead and bring one leg up. If you’re a
beginner, what you wanna do is bring your chin close to the edge of your fingertips,
okay. So we’re gonna go down for two and lift for two — making sure you’re sucking the
bellybutton in. Very good, down. And lift. Now if you can’t go all the way down, and
you’re right here, that’s okay — it’s all a progression. Let’s go. Down for two and
lift. Try to keep that leg straight. Down for two and up. You’ve got it — two more.
Lower and reach. One more — come on, as low as you can. And bring it up, switch. Very
nice. How do those triceps feel? Feel good? And we reach out that other leg, eyes forward
— here we go: Bring it down for two and lift. So nice. How’s that form doing? I know you
look gorgeous out there. And reach. Very good. Press. Exhale, lift. And feeling those arms
burning — I love it. I love being sore the next, and I know you do too. Secretly you
do, right? Good, keep going. Three more. And reach. And give me last two. One more — go
ahead and hold it down right here. Hold it and reach it up. And go ahead and bring it
all the way down. Very nice. Okay, arms are dead, time to attack the booty. I want you
to go into Grasshopper. So knees as wide as your mat. You’re gonna bring those big toes
together. Hands underneath your chin. Just rest, just rest right on there, as if you’re
laying down — but you’re not, because we’re gonna workout your butt right now. So what’s
gonna happen is your gonna lift up quads off of the mat, squeeze your butt cheeks together
— like, literally, you have to squeeze them, and then come down. Okay, now reach and lower.
Reach and lower. Do you feel that? It’s like you don’t even have to try and you feel it.
And down. Reach and lower. Good. Up and down. Now just relax that chest here. You don’t
wanna do this funky thing: A lot of people like to go like that — no. What you’re going
to do is keep that upper body pasted into the mat, and just lift your booty. Good. Nice.
Squeeze your butt. Lift. Okay, I’m gonna kill you with the next one. I want you to hold
it right here, then we’re gonna extend the legs into a Leg Extension to get those hamstrings
— reach, reach. Good. Out, out. Nice work. You’re gonna give me 5, and 4, 3, 2. One more
— hold it right there. Ah, feel it. And bring it in together. And down. Oh, that feels so
good. Let’s get into your Plank and work your whole core, okay. So, hands right in front
of you into a sphinx. You’re gonna go ahead and bring your toes underneath you. We’re
gonna inhale through your nose. On the exhale, lift up into a plank. Beginners, go ahead
and come onto your knees, alright, if this is a little bit too difficult for you. Otherwise,
push yourself to 110 percent. Make sure that tailbone is tucked, that bellybutton is sucked
in. Hold it right there. Now this is a really good workout to do while you’re watching TV
and a commercial comes on. So you’re still working, but it’s kind of effortless, because
you don’t actually have to move. It can be lots of effort, because you’re really sucking
in that core and working that whole body right here. Keep holding. Now a few things to keep
in mind: You don’t wanna be sinking down low like this. You don’t want your butt to stick
up like that. You wanna make sure it’s at an even plank. Good, hold it. Give me 5, 4,
3, 2, 1, and down. Very nice. Press it back into a Child’s Pose. Inhale through your nose.
Exhale through your mouth — really release that air. Press your chest into your knees.
Give that low back a nice stretch. One more time, inhale and exhale — reach those fingers
forward. And now we’re gonna end with a bang. We’re gonna hit those obliques with your Side
Plank Dippers. So onto your elbow, make sure you line up that wrist and your knees against
the edge of the mat, okay. So hands right on the hips. All I want you to do is to lift
up. Create a little space right here and then come right back down. You got it? Let’s lift
and lower. Press and down. All the way. Good. Now for those of you who wanna make this a
little more challenging, go ahead and bring it onto your palm right here. And lift and
lower. Notice how we get more of a stretch right here. You wanna press and up. Inhale
down, exhale lift. Uh, do you feel that? Well, if you don’t, you need to go a little bit
lower. Good, give me 5 and 4, 3 — we’re so close — 2. One more — and 1. Extend that
arm, hold it. And bring it down. Okay, let’s even it out on the other side, because I can’t
have you wobbling around. Gotta be even. Line up those knees with your elbow right here.
Hands on the hips. Let’s go: Reach and down. Exhale, inhale — you got it. All the way
up, just slightly touch that hip. Good. Give me 5 and 4. Good — 3. Now we’re gonna bring
it up onto your palm — we’re really gonna push it here. All the way up. Okay, ready?
Let’s slightly touch that mat. We’re going down and lift. Lower and lift. Really getting
rid of that muffin top. I know you guys don’t like your muffin tops, so kill it right now.
Good, give me five more. Come on, touch the mat and then pull up. Touch and pull. Good.
Last two. One more. Down and up. Extend that finger towards the sky or the ceiling, wherever
you are. And go ahead and take everything down. Whoa, good job, guys. Did you feel all
of your muscles working, because I totally did. You’re gonna be so sore the next and
the day after. I want you to let me know in the comments below what you thought of the
workout, and which one was your favorite exercise. And if you think this background is totally
rockin’, because I am in love with it, make sure to subscribe to Livestrong Woman, so
you can see our workout next week. And until then, work hard. I love you so much, bye.
And it’s giveaway time. Because of the new launch of the Pilates Bootcamp show, I wanna
show my love for you and give away a yoga mat and an oGorgeous gym bag. So to win, all
you have to do is leave a comment down below, and let me know what’s your favorite Pilates
exercise. Really simple, right? Alright, good luck.