Sharing a new lower body workout using two of my favorite tools: the Pilates ball and the resistance band loop.
Hi friends! How’s the week going? The kiddos have been in morning camps and I’ve been teaching in the am, and hitting the pool with them in the afternoon. I can’t believe we have less than a month left of summer and we’re going to live.it.up.
For today’s post, I have an all-new workout for you! For this one, I’m using two of my favorite tools: the Pilates ball and the resistance band loop. If you don’t have a ball, no worries. You can use a small pillow instead. I usually *borrow* a play ball from the kids’ playroom and you can also find them in the kids’ section at Target and Walgreens. The resistance band loop is one of my favorite picks for travel workout equipment. It’s super light and compact and can make lower body workouts exponentially more challenging. If you don’t have a loop band, you can absolutely do the workout without it and still feel the burn. 😉
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Some tips for this workout:
– When you use the loop band, make sure you don’t put it at your joints, like your knees, ankles, or elbows. It should always be a couple of inches above or below any joints.
– Your inner thighs, pelvic floor, and deep core muscles are BFFs. Anytime you’re using the playground or Pilates ball to target your inner thighs, think about pulling in and engaging your transverse abdominis and pelvic floor. Exhale on the exertion of the exercises.
– Feel free to ditch the band or ball if you need to! Once you hit the fatigue point, you’ll still continue to feel challenged without it.
Here’s the full follow-along workout:
Please let me know if you give it a try!
Workouts you can combine with this one: