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Abs are often the ﬁrst thing that comes to mind when we think of our core. But a strong core is so much more than a six-pack.
A strong core—which includes your deepest abdominal muscles, pelvic ﬂoor, and muscles in your back —helps keep your body balanced and stable. It is the foundation for long-term health and wellness, allowing you to maintain proper posture and youthful ﬂexibility.
The Pilates Method is known for the highly effective way it engages your core, avoiding the back injuries so common with
After being immersed for 25 years in the dance world—studying and performing ballet and modern dance during and after attending The Juilliard School— I discovered a passion for teaching Pilates.
This style of training has helped me and my clients become healthier and pain-free, all while increasing strength and improving posture and well-being.
I want everyone to have the tools to take care of themselves and keep themselves vital no matter their age. These 3 Pilates Moves for Stronger Abs are a ﬁrst step to reaping all the beneﬁts of core strengthening. Best part? You don’t need any equipment to get started!
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is rooted in strengthening muscles while improving postural alignment and ﬂexibility.
This form of low-impact exercise was invented in the early 20th-century by its namesake founder Joseph Pilates. He was focused on the entire person — body, mind, and spirit— and believed that physical ﬁtness is intertwined with overall health.
Rhythm & Flow
Balanced Muscle Development
Whole Body Movement
3 PILATES EXERCISES FOR STRONGER ABS
- If your low back begins arching off the mat or you have discomfort, lift the legs higher or bend your knees.
- If your neck feels strained, support the head with your hands until you gain more strength.