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
  • Balance - 20 min

    Level 1 Pace: slow
    In this workout we’ll use the chair to sit on while we work on the feet and to hold on to it while we work on strengthening the pelvis and improving our balance. This class can be adapted for a wide range of levels, and it presents important ideas to work on balance with differ...

  • JUST FEET - 38 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    In this workout session we’ll go from releasing the tension to strengthening certain parts of the feet. Once warmed up we’ll also work on fun coordination drills that we’ll make our feet smarter and more dexterous! We’ll use a towel and Rescue LOOP and of course our powerful ...

  • Powerhouse #4 - 22 min

    Execute this workout after PH #3.
    This fourth workout starts transitioning the students to strong beginner/intermediate work. This workout is part of a bundle and wants to help students new to Pilates learn the basic fundamentals of the work in a clean manner so that they can then progress the wo...

  • Carpal Tunnel - 7 min

    Level 1 – Pace: Slow
    Carpal tunnel when acute, is a very painful condition. The following exercises can help you to decrease the level of inflammation and pain. Stay tuned for more intense exercises for when you are better and want to go back to regular activity!

  • Powerhouse #3 - 22 min

    Execute this workout after PH #2.
    This workout is part of a bundle and wants to help students that are new to Pilates to learn the basic fundamentals of the work in a clean manner so that they can then progress the work with fun and without bumps in the road. This workout is also very beneficial ...

  • Powerhouse #2 - 18 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Execute this workout after PH #1.
    This workout is part of a bundle and wants to help students that are new to Pilates to learn the basic fundamentals of the work in a clean manner so that they can then progress the work with fun and without bumps in the road. This workout is ...

  • Powerhouse #1 - 22 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    This workout is part of a bundle and wants to help students that are new to Pilates learn the basic fundamentals of the work in a clean manner so that they can then progress the work with fun and without bumps on the road. This workout is also very beneficial to students who ...

  • 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.