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Pilates Anytime: Safeguard Your Spine

In Class 10 of the 30-Minute Pilates series, learn how to gain strength without stressing your spine

Video run time is 34 minutes.
Pilates Anytime

Welcome to this gentle mat class led by Erin Wilson, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime.

In this gentle, beginner- to intermediate-level Pilates class, you will learn how to strengthen the muscle groups you need for daily living using movements that activate your abdominals without requiring spinal flexion. Erin demonstrates how to find your best alignment so that you can hold yourself in a proper position in each exercise. 

It’s important that you listen to your body and move at your own pace throughout this class. You can stop at any time and skip any movements that are not comfortable.

Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. 

This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.


About the instructor

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Pilates Anytime

Erin Wilson was first introduced to the Pilates Method at age 13 and became a fully certified Pilates teacher through Body Arts and Science International while completing her degree in exercise science in 2008. She loves helping people feel better both mentally and physically, and it is truly the joy of her life to teach Pilates. She works with clients from all walks of life, ages 9 to 92, and is passionate about educating them about their bodies and ways to manage chronic pain. Erin feels that she will forever be the “student” in Pilates, and is excited to share the knowledge she has accumulated with the Pilates Anytime community. She also led the Begin Pilates series.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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More Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering the following six on-demand 30-Minute Pilates classes with Erin Wilson, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here, including the first six classes in this 30-Minute series led by Kira Lamb.

Open Your Chest

Open Your Hips and Sides

Work Your Core

Safeguard Your Spine (this class)

Build Functional Strength

Strength Training With a Chair


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