Toning, low impact, beginner-level, arms-focused Pilates workout by Blogilates

Length: 10 min 23 sec

A workout meant to isolate the chest muscles, but which works the arms and shoulders as well. There are five moves, each done for one minute and 30 seconds each, with no breaks in between.

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed

Yoga mat



Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes needed?



Sweat Level sweat dropx0 Fun Level happy facex3
Burn Level flamex5 Soreness Level ouchx0
Torture Level dying facex4 Ease of Following thumbs upx5

These are some great exercises to work the chest! They aren’t really isolations because other parts of your arms will be worked, too. But I’m not complaining, because they are super effective!

With each move done for one and a half minutes, you will essentially be working your upper body for 7 minutes straight, without breaks. That’s pretty intense! But it could be much worse! Cassey sometimes does 2 minutes each, so consider this one easy!

Just kidding. As you can see, I gave it a five in burn, so your muscles will be screaming by the end of this workout. It’s a great workout, and not too torturous, considering the relatively short interval. Plus, Cassey talks through it and helps you make it to the end, so you won’t hate it that much.

Give it a try, and see how you fare!

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