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Beach Body Pilates

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Summer is here and it's not too late to get in to ideal swimsuit shape. If you start doing Pilates now, just like Joe Pilates himself says, "In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you'll have a whole new body." My Beach Body Pilates workout incorporates some of my favorite, most effective Pilates exercises. You will tone all your trouble spots: bra bulge, triceps, hips, abs, waist, thighs and buttocks, and build a strong foundation from the inside out. You will stand taller, feel lighter and be leaner.

Commit to my Beach Body Pilates workout five days a week, and by the end of June you will look amazing. Throughout the rest of the summer, you will carry yourself in a whole new way. You can scale back to three times a week to maintain results in July and August. The workout can be done in as little as 20 minutes.

As you go through each exercise, try and keep the six fundamental Pilates principles in mind: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow. You want to make sure you are centered and working from your powerhouse (core region), concentrate deeply on engaging the correct muscles, control your movements (better to do five perfect reps of an exercise than 15 sloppy ones), work with your breath, be precise in your alignment and flow through the moves as much as you possibly can.

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