VIDEO: Work Out for Abs

I get a lot of requests to add more exercise routines and videos to the site, so I'm pleased that I had the chance to work with Sarah Dussault and to shoot this great video. This routine features five Pilates exercises that focus on working out your abs. While we filmed this at my studio, anyone can do this at home with just a foam roller and the floor.  Don't have one?  You can find foam rollers at any of the "big box" retail stores or at (affiliate link). The exercises I show work both the upper and lower abs as well as the obliques and are called, in order, toe taps, single leg circles, froggies, scissor kick, and the hundreds. I hope you enjoy the video and I'd love to get your feedback on how you liked this routine as well as what other exercises you'd like me to put on video next. Thanks! Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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6 Responses to VIDEO: Work Out for Abs

  1. Hilary February 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I love Pilates and this routine looks great! I can’t do it just yet since I’m 7 months pregnant but this makes me look forward to getting back to it over the summer. I have a 3 year old son and had never tried Pilates until after he was born. Someone suggested it as a great way to get my core back in shape. I have to tell you that my stomach never looked better then when I started doing pilates regularly, and that was after having a 9 lb baby!

    Thanks for sharing


  2. Lisa Johnson February 8, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Wow Hilary, good for you! Don’t worry, you’ll get it back again, I do truly feel that Pilates is fantastic for post-partum. :) L–

  3. Kathy February 11, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Great use of the foam roller! Going to try these this morning at my workout!

  4. Lisa Johnson February 11, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Kathy, let me know how you like ’em and if you have any questions!

  5. Bonnie Sayers November 19, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    These were fun Lisa. I just got a foam roller recently to help me get through a 100 burpee challenge for the month of November so good to learn new things to do with the foam roller and these would be better done at home instead of in public at the gym.

  6. Lisa Johnson November 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Glad you liked them Bonnie. :-) I should totally do another one!

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