Last updated on November 11th, 2018 at 12:05 pm
Try my one week Pilates workout plan featuring full body Pilates routines, cardio Pilates and abs, butt and legs Pilates videos. You can find all of the workout videos on Youtube – completely for free and you can do everything at home.
So last week I tried a week full of Pilates workouts and it was pretty intense. But also made me feel really strong and lean (although let’s face it, my belly fat has not left me alone). Pilates and Barre workouts somehow have this influence on me – I feel strong, confident, a little bit sore, but also really good and I walk taller.
I did this as part of my 66 Day Challenge that is going to change my year and my body. If you want to join my challenge – it’s free and you get a free printable goal planner and habit tracker, as well as access to my free resource library if you subscribe.
Let’s get back to the Pilates workout week. I decided I wanted to do one workout every day of the week and I wanted a variety of workouts – not only Pilates for the abs and core.
Therefore my weekly Pilates workout plan includes:
- cardio Pilates workouts (because I want to lose some weight as well as tone up)
- full-body Pilates workouts
- Pilates workouts for your legs, butt and abs
So a little bit of everything. As always, I wasn’t in the mood to go to a gym, so I turned to Youtube and asked for some pilates classes, please!! I already have some go-to at home routines, but I added some new.
Take a Rest Day If You Need To
Now, a week with no rest was a little bit too intense for me and I felt like taking a break a few times. I didn’t – HOWEVER if you feel like you need to take a break – a rest day, please do it. If I was to repeat this week I would definitely take at least one rest day – I just didn’t want to do it now, because I was in my 66-Day challenge mode. I need to work on that mode.
If you take a rest day, simply do 8 or 9 days of Pilates instead of a week.
Also, this is not a very beginner-friendly full week of Pilates. It’s an intermediate, more intense week. If you want to try a full week of Pilates workouts for beginners – you can take a look at my last Pilates round up. You’ll find many beginner-friendly routines in that collection.
Now, let’s get to the week of Pilates Routines, so we get lean and strong.
A Full Week Of Pilates Workouts To Get Lean And Strong
This is one of my go-to’s! Really feel like I’m getting lean and strong every time I do this – I love it!
This was a tough one – one of the cardio Pilates workouts I talked about!
This was a core and abs routine, very classic and really good.
Again, Pilates cardio – tough, but very rewarding!
Another one of my go-to’s, full-body, but the highlight for me are the screams of my lower abs when I do the corkscrew exercise.
And another go-to, this is a more classic Pilates routine – with many exercises for the abs, butt and for better posture.
Of course I needed to leave this for the end of the week, it was super tough – works mostly the butt and the abs, but you’ll also feel like you’re doing cardio – very intense.
After the week of Pilates I must say – I still really love doing it, it makes me feel so good and in control of my body.
The thing I didn’t expect were the cardio Pilates workouts. They were so intense. It’s really good nobody saw me, because when I sweat my face gets really red and I look miserable, although I’m happy inside. I just don’t like to show it.
So yeah, I was sweating a lot and also was sore the next day, which made that day’s workout really tough.
However, in the end I did it and I as I mentioned – I would do it again with a rest day or two.