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Pilates Anytime: Self-Awareness for the Body

In Class 1 of the Self-Awareness Pilates series, learn to use mindful movements

Video run time is 35 minutes.
Pilates Anytime

Welcome to this invigorating mat class led by Karen Sanzo, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime. In this beginner class, you’ll incorporate self-awareness and mindful movement in a strengthening Pilates workout.

With Sanzo’s guidance, you will engage in mobility and strengthening exercises while maintaining a keen focus on your body's cues. Emphasizing the significance of self-awareness, Sanzo encourages you to integrate this mindful approach into your movement practice, fostering positive impacts in various areas of life.

This beginner class offers modifications for all fitness levels.

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

Karen Sanzo is a Pilates instructor, trainer and physical therapist internationally recognized for her innovative approaches to the Pilates method. She is a certified instructor with the Pilates Center of Austin, the PhysicalMind Institute and the PilateSystem. She conducts Pilates certification workshops all over the U.S., teaching instructors how to demystify Pilates and making it accessible to everyone. As a skilled physical therapist, Sanzo has both teaching and practical experience in the areas of muscle imbalance, soft tissue mobilization and exercise stabilization. Her comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics — and years of experience as a master teacher — have shaped wellness programs across the nation.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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More Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering these Self-Awareness Pilates classes with Karen Sanzo, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here.

Body Awareness (this class)

Breath, Back and Belly

Connection and Control

Enhancing Mobility

Align and Strengthen

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