Level 1

Level 1

This is the best place to start if you are in the beginning of your workout journey or if you are new to a specific discipline like Pilates, ELDOA, Myo-Fascial Stretching, Foot-Fitness and so on. Setting up a good foundation in the work will allow you to progress faster and injury free!

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Level 1
  • Warm up for runners - 7 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    Quick and perfect warm up before you head out for a run!
    A quality osteo-articular warm up is key to preparing the body for the pounding of running: from the toes and ankles, all the way up to the ribcage and neck.

  • Unilateral ELDOA: Get Started - 27 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    In the unilateral ELDOA it is very challenging to maintain the body even and aligned: we tend to rotate and side bend different parts of the body as we compensate. This exercise video is a great way to get started!

  • Lifting the Arch L1 - 6 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    The foot has a CORE, and we need to make it as strong as our abs. The vault of the foot sometimes collapses and puts our whole body in danger of compensation. With this quick sequence you’ll give the foot a boost of activation in just 6 min!

  • Osteoporosis Level 1 - 36 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Osteoporosis is very common in the older population (mostly women) and possibly debilitating. An active life and working out can immensely improve the condition itself and the lifestyle. Learn what you can do and what habits you should change to make sure you move around safe...

  • Rescue LOOP at the wall! - 10 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    This is a great opportunity to work the feet with a transcendental reference and also de-compress and release the back. It’s an anti-gravity foot workout, perfect at the end of the day when we start building tension at the lumbar spine, shoulders and neck area.

  • Hallux Valgus L1 - 24 min

    Level 1 - Pace: slow
    So many of us have trouble with this joint! This class has the goal to approach the most important and basic exercises and try to take pressure away from this joint. Oftentimes we put too much weight on the small joints of the toes and that can potentially be bad for toe cond...

  • Pre-Pilates: get started! - 20 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Pre-Pilates exercises give you the foundation that allows you to get stronger and progress. Once you learn the basic rules and you put your body in a good and proper starting position, every exercise will feel right and more doable.
    All these exercises focus on stabilizing th...

  • ELDOA L5-S1 - 4 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Do you have 1 minute? This is the magic bullet! If you have time for only 1 ELDOA each day, do this one! L5-S1 is where we start compensating from all issues and unevenness going on in the lower limbs: releasing this link is great for EVERYONE.

  • Feel ELDOA - 56 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    Perfect session to get introduced to ELDOA: let’s explore together all those weird placements of arms, legs ankles and wrists… If you execute this session a few times as you get started with ELDOA everything will be natural and easier as you advance: the rules come back a...

  • The Wall L1 - 5 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    The Pilates wall is a great ending and the perfect place to develop an awareness for postural alignment. Get used to ending your session standing up!

  • Side Sit Ups - 2 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Do you have access to a fully equipped Pilates studio? Side sit ups are great oblique strengthening exercises!

  • Mat with Rescue LOOP L1 - 11 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    This is the perfect video to get familiar with the use of Rescue LOOP during the Pilates Mat. You will feel how the work deepens thanks to the spring resistance of the LOOP. Enjoy this extra stability and short sequence before you dive into longer and more advanced mat ro...

  • Reformer Mat (L1) - 16 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    When you don’t have the apparatus and you are missing the reformer… the reformer mat is a wonderful compromise: It’s very challenging, gives you something different than the usual mat and you can do it anywhere you are!
    It’s usually feared and left for advanced students, ...

  • Glutes with Rescue LOOP - 15 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    I love hip extensions, squats, Romanian, shoulder bridges, sidekicks, single leg balance and jumps… but we can get into the pelvis and its reinforcement also with Rescue LOOP.
    Place the feet in the foot strap and let’s connect that spring resistance to the pelvis!

  • Fire Your Glutes! - 4 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    The glutes are so important for our postural alignment.
    This a quick routine that you can easily jump into when you know that you have a little time available and you want to work on your pelvis.

  • Pilates Mat L1 - 17 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    Perfect for the Pilates newbies. Quick, simple but very effective for the body. Make sure you bring this feeling with you throughout the day… Find Pilates in everyday life activity: when you “roll up” in the morning, when you “stretch forward” to grab something and so on ...

  • Intro Rescue LOOP - 13 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Rescue LOOP can sometimes be intimidating but this video will show and teach you the most important placements, movements and exercises so that you can get started with it and feel more comfortable when we use it in more advanced classes.

  • Plantar Fasciitis - 22 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Plantar Fasciitis is a very common and painful condition. It affects runners the most but can also occur when we walk on a hard surface, when we wear tight shoes, high heels and so on. Stretching is important but to be effective we need to address the whole leg and foot. We a...

  • Foot Focus Level 1 Workout A - 8 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    If you are new to working out the feet or simply new to the use of Rescue LOOP, this is the first workout to start with. Level 1 workout A is part of the FOOT FOCUS program that develops over 9 weeks and that will help you increase the range of motion, strength and coord...

  • Foot Focus Level 1 Workout B - 7 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    If you are new to working out the feet or simply new to the use of Rescue LOOP, this is the first workout to start with. Level 1 workout B is part of the FOOT FOCUS program that develops over 9 weeks and that will help you increase the range of motion, strength and coord...