Having more control in your life is mostly聽a good thing. It helps you reach your goals, plan financially and feel your best. But we ALL聽know that control isn鈥檛 always possible (that鈥檚 an understatement!). That is, until you try聽pilates, a practice that鈥檚 all about concentration, precision and control of every movement. But before you pony up for a pilates gym membership, why not give the workout a test run using YouTube? We鈥檙e sharing seven of the best at-home pilates videos that you can do in the comfort of even the聽smallest living room.


1.聽The Ultimate 30-Minute Cardio Pilates Workout:聽What鈥檚 better than a pilates workout? A pilates workout that combines strength training AND cardio for a triple-threat workout sesh. Burn SF owner Lisa Corsello takes you through this heart-pumping 30-minute workout move by move, so you鈥檒l never miss a beat. (via POPSUGAR Fitness)


2.聽POP Pilates for Beginners Total Body Workout:聽If you鈥檙e a聽pilates newbie, then this is the video for you. Cassey Ho at Blogilates walks聽through the basics for getting the most out of the practice: how to breathe, what great form looks like and all the lingo you need to sound like a pro. Bonus: no equipment required. (via blogilates)


3.聽Pilates for Beginners:聽This video is another great option for pilates beginners, but will have experienced pilates gals and guys sweating too. Angela and Nina聽cover everything from Superman and bicycle kicks to crunches and hip raises in this 30-minute class. Plus, Angela has a killer British accent that makes even the hardest workout fun. (via eFit30)


4.聽Total Body Toning for Beginners 鈥 Pilates Bootcamp With Cassey Ho:聽LivestrongWoman teams up with our girl Cassey Ho to bring you a quick 15-minute full-body聽toning workout. The dreamy poolside setting will make you almost forget that you鈥檙e toning your arms, legs, abs, butt and everything in between. (via LivestrongWoman)


5.聽Pilates Abs Workout:聽An oldie but a goodie, this video from SparkPeople is a no-frills, all-fun abs workout that will have you mastering basic pilates moves (like planks, woof) and building聽abs of steel in no time. (via SparkPeople)


6.聽Ultimate Yoga Pilates SLIM DOWN Workout:聽Personal trainer MarC brings the heat with a no-shoes required, never-leave-your-mat pilates and yoga combo workout. She shows you聽variations of each move so that every fitness level can participate. If you need inspiration to finish the video, just take a look at her six-pack abs. (via HangTightMarC)


7.聽Best Pilates Workout for Leaner & Sexy Legs:聽Andrea Ramirez has a full series of pilates videos, but this one聽specifically focuses on聽toning聽your legs, butt and lower abs. Watch this video to strengthen those gams before a night of dancing.聽(via聽Andrea Ramirez)

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