We wish it were as easy as a walk in the park, but building a strong core takes time and hard work. Womp womp. The good news is the results are worth it. Once you've mastered the basics like planks or tried out some standing exercises, this Pilates video will help you take your workout to the next level.

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This routine takes core-strengthening Pilates exercises like the Hundred and incorporates cardio blasts throughout to get your heart rate up and keep it there. We're not going to sugarcoat it: This workout is challenging. So if it feels too tough at first, try this beginner version or a shorter Pilates workout like this one. All you need is an exercise mat and a yes-I-can attitude.

To recap:

Ab Work
• Frog
• Point and Flex

Hundred

Roll-Up
• Hands Behind Head
• Pulse at Halfway Point
• Rotation at Halfway Point

Roll Over With Jack Knife

Rolling Like a Ball
• Add Hover and Leap

Ab 5
• Single Leg Stretch
• Double Leg Stretch
• Single Straight Leg
• Double Straight Leg
• Crisscross

Planks
• Downward Dog Leg Travel
• Knee to Chest
• Knee to Opposite Elbow
• Knee to Same Side Elbow
• Knee Flex

Push-Up
• Halfway Pulse

Bridge
• Roll Up and Down
• Single Leg Variation
• Pulse at Top
• Leg Lower and Lift
• Leg Circle

Teaser
• Build Up From Feet Down to Full Teaser

Kneeling Side Kick
• Front and Back
• Pulse Up

Prone Work
• Swimming
• Swan Dive

Unwinding

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