The Couch Potato Power Pilates

photo (15)No more laziness on your couch. Do this quick workout to keep your abs strong and toned!

Step 1: Single Leg Stretch - Start as in pic 1 with head and shoulders lifted, holding on to bent knee and ankle, other leg extended. Make sure your abs are pulled in and up, then switch the legs. Repeat 10 times.

Step 2: Double Leg Stretch - Start in position 2A with head and shoulders lifted, legs in table top and hands on shins then move arms and legs to pic 2B. Make sure shoulders stay off ground and abs stay flat & pulled in. Repeat 10 times.

Step 3: Scissors - Start in position 3 with head and shoulders lifted and holding one leg,  other leg extended low to the ground, switch legs. Repeat 10 times.

Step 4: Criss- Cross Obliques - Start in position 4 with one leg bent into chest and other extended low to ground, opposite shoulder twisted to bent knee. Keep elbows wide with open armpits, switch legs and twist torso to other side. Repeat 10 times.

For added challenge repeat series 1-4 twice without resting between steps.

Join Hanneke for group classes at Equinox Back Bay, South Boston Yoga, Fisique and Charlestown Yoga. She is also available for corporate in-office Pilates sessions, private and small group in-home and studio training. For more information about Hanneke visit her website, follow her on facebook, tweet with Hanneke on twitter, pin along on pinterest or scroll through instagram and get fit with her DVD or YouTube Channel.