Here’s your regular reminder that, when it comes to workouts, low-impact does not always equal easy. If you need proof, just try a Pilates workout. One swift bodyweight flow later and you’ll be feeling strong, exhausted, and hooked.
While many Pilates studios use a reformer in workouts, you can also do Pilates mat classes that require nothing but you, your body, and a mat or some comfy floor. If you’re a beginner, there’s no better place to start than these equipment-free, at-home routines, which is why we shared seven of our favorites ahead, all available on YouTube. Try one now and thank us later.