Joseph Pilates’ WWI-era exercise routine is still going strong — for good reason. The toning movements strengthen and lengthen the muscles, especially the core. Try this 10-minute workout to feel strong and lean. Each move is designed to engage the deep muscles in the abs, back, and arms and legs.

Do it Today: Today, try a 10-minute Pilates workout at home to build strength and flexibility.

Hop To It:

More into cardio than slow stretches? Try this equally quick and effective jump rope workout.

Static Shock:

New studies show that static (aka “cold”) stretching doesn’t do much to improve performance.