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NHS - Introduction to Pilates (workout 1)

About this video


Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It's suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.


You don't need to have done any pilates before to do this video. An exercise mat would be useful if you have one. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.


These fitness videos have been created by InstructorLive supported by the NHS.




Video Safety Information

The exercises in this series of videos are suitable for most people in good health with a reasonable level of fitness.

Unless stated otherwise, they are general exercises only and are not aimed at treating any specific cause of pain or condition. Video titles and descriptions can give more information on how difficult the exercises are and who they are for.

Get advice from a healthcare professional before trying them if:

  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable for your current level of fitness

  • you have a health problem, an injury, any symptoms, are feeling unwell, or you have had a recent health event such as a heart attack or operation

  • you have any other concerns about your health

  • you are pregnant or have recently given birth

Stop the exercise immediately if you feel any pain or become unwell. If you are concerned about any symptoms, or they do not go away, get help from 111 online or call 111 for advice.




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