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

Length: 10 min 33 sec

An interval-style workout with 7 moves, each done for 1 minute with no breaks in between.

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed

Yoga mat (optional)



Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes needed?



Sweat Level sweat dropx1 Fun Level happy facex2
Burn Level flamex5 Soreness Level ouchx0
Torture Level dying facex5 Ease of Following thumbs upx5

As you can tell from my ratings, this interval workout is pretty brutal! Each of the 7 moves burn like crazy, and one minute is a suuuuper long interval, so you will most definitely suffer. But what’s nice is that this workout is totally push-up free. In fact, most of these moves are unique, so you might actually have some fun doing it!

Though they burn, the moves are all pretty easy, so this workout is absolutely beginner friendly. If you’re advanced (and crazy), you can also bump up the intensity by adding dumbbells, but you’d have to really be strong because doing it without weights is torture enough.

This workout has a decent stretch at the end–and there’s one move in there that I looove–but I’d recommend doing more to cool down if this is the end of your workout. Otherwise, that this is a fantastic video for the upper body that will really get every part moving!

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