12 Ab-Shaking Moves Pilates Instructors Love For a Strong Core
Want a strong, toned core? Pilates is a great way to start. This low-impact workout combines flexibility, strength, and endurance in exercises that can be done either on a mat or using a reformer in class (or at home, with a bit more of a price tag). No matter what kind of Pilates ab workout you're doing, core strength is the main focus; you'll flow in and out of poses with a yoga-like emphasis on breath, your abs working with every move.
If you can't get to a Pilates studio or just prefer home workouts, never fear. You can still get in a Pilates ab workout with nothing but a mat or some comfortable floor. To show you how, we asked 10 Pilates instructors for their top ab moves you can do right at home, no equipment required. Incorporate a few of these moves into your next core workout for a slow and steady burn that'll tone and strengthen your abs.