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Celebrities are often the first to try the latest workout fads, but Kate Hudson is an (extremely fit) exception. The star has remained loyal to her Pilates practice—and instructor—for more than 15 years. During the duo’s three to five weekly sessions, Nicole Stuart puts our cover star through a challenging routine that includes a different mix of moves every time. But these four toners (or some variation of them) are always in the rotation. Add them to your workout and discover why, for a sexy body, Pilates has major staying power.

How it works: Three to five times a week, do each exercise in order.
You will need: Mat

Roll-Up | 1 Set, 5 Reps
Roll UpA
Roll UpB
Roll UpC
  1. Lie faceup with arms extended overhead, palms facing ceiling. Extend legs with heels together and toes turned out. Exhale as you raise your arms over your chest.
  2. Pull your abs in, and roll up to seated.
  3. Continue until you’re bent over your legs reaching your hands forward. Inhale, then exhale as you reverse the sequence to return to starting position.

Double-Leg Stretch | 1 Set, 15 Reps

Lie faceup with knees bent over your hips, heels together and toes pointed. Lift your shoulders and extend your arms on either side of your legs, palms facing each other. Inhale.

  1. Lie faceup with knees bent over your hips, heels together and toes pointed. Lift your shoulders and extend your arms on either side of your legs, palms facing each other. Inhale.
  2. Exhale as you extend your legs in front of you and bring your arms overhead, palms facing legs. Return to starting position.

Rond de Jambe | 1 Set, 10 Per Side

Lie on your right side with legs extended and stacked on the floor, feet slightly in front of hips and heels together. Place your hands behind your head or extend right arm and rest head on it. Raise your left leg straight up. A
Then move it in a circular motion in front of you.B
Then move it behind you, and then raise it straight up to starting position. Switch sides to complete set. C
  1. Lie on your right side with legs extended and stacked on the floor, feet slightly in front of hips and heels together. Place your hands behind your head or extend right arm and rest head on it. Raise your left leg straight up.
  2. Then move it in a circular motion in front of you.
  3. Then move it behind you, and then raise it straight up to starting position. Switch sides to complete set.

Hot Potato | 1 Set, 6 Per Side

Lie on your right side with legs extended on the floor, feet slightly in front of hips. Place your hands behind your head or extend right arm and rest head on it. Raise left leg toward the ceiling, then lower it toward the floor in front of right foot.

  1. Lie on your right side with legs extended on the floor, feet slightly in front of hips. Place your hands behind your head or extend right arm and rest head on it. Raise left leg toward the ceiling, then lower it toward the floor in front of right foot.
  2. Pulse it up and down six times. Raise left leg straight up again, then lower it toward the floor behind right foot and pulse it up and down six times. Do 6 reps, pulsing for 1 count fewer each time. Switch sides to complete set.

If you’re looking for pilates in Hillsboro, Oregon, look no further than Balance Massage + Core Fitness Studio. We are a fully equipped massage and fitness practice located in downtown Hillsboro. Our core fitness studio features STOTT Pilates®, the gold standard in Pilates training, using specialized equipment. We offer 20 group fitness classes per week, including Zumba, Zenga, and Total Barre, as well as private instruction from our highly qualified team. Much of our massage practice is focused on injury recovery, relief from pain, and car accident and workers compensation rehabilitation. We also provide a variety of massage treatments purely for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Whether you enjoy the attention of one-on-one private training, or the excitement of a group fitness class, Balance Massage & Core Fitness Studio has the right training options to help you meet your fitness, physical therapy, and relaxation goals.

Balance Massage and Core Fitness Studio

Address
233 SE Washington Street, Suite 103
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Phone: 503.352.9685
Email: info@balance-mf.com