Rebecca Convey, owner of Kinetic Pilates, offers classical Pilates training in North London. She detailed how the exercise Pilates can be used to create a “narrow waist”.
“Pilates is an excellent method to tone the belly and the whole body,” Rebecca said.
“Pilates exercises are designed to build strong, lean muscles and create length in the body.
“Pilates helps to lift your core in and up, which creates a lifted spine and long narrow waist.
“By using the correct muscles, you will not only stand taller with better posture, but your abdominals will also become stronger creating a long, toned waistline if done properly and consistently.”
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Classical Pilates Stomach Series
Rebecca described the routine in detail, so you can perform it at home.
She said: “The aim of these exercises is to strengthen your abdominals while strengthening and lengthening your body. It goes a long way to tone your belly.
“Make sure to keep your back supported and do not let it arch off the mat, keep your tummy muscles pulled in and up to support your back.
“Make sure you do not feel any pain or discomfort, especially in your back or neck. If you feel pain or discomfort in your back lift your stretched leg higher, if you feel pain or discomfort in your neck put your head down. Keep your abdominals pulled in and up the whole time.”
The Pilates guru added: “Working with a well-trained instructor is the best way to study Pilates.”