5 Ways To Gently Begin Strengthening Your Core

Author: Pilates Core Center | | Categories: Balanced Body Teacher Training , Continuing Education , Core Strengthening Exercises , CoreAlign Classes

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Strengthening your core is an essential part of any fitness routine. However, for beginners, the thought of starting a new exercise routine can be daunting. At Pilates Core Center, we understand that beginning a new exercise routine can be challenging. That's why we've put together these 5 gentle ways to begin strengthening your core. Our experienced Pilates instructors provide personalized attention to each client to ensure proper form and technique, ensuring that clients get the most out of their Pilates practice and avoid injury.


1. Start with the basics

When it comes to strengthening your core, it's important to start with the basics. Basic exercises such as the plank, crunches, and leg raises are great for beginners. These exercises target your abdominal muscles and help to build a strong foundation for more advanced exercises.

2. Use a stability ball

Using a stability ball is a great way to add an element of challenge to your core exercises. The unstable surface of the ball forces your core muscles to work harder to maintain balance. Try exercises such as ball crunches, ball passes, and pikes to really engage your core.

3. Incorporate Pilates

Pilates is a great way to strengthen your core muscles and improve posture. Pilates exercises focus on slow, controlled movements that target the deep muscles of the core. At Pilates Core Center, our experienced instructors can help you incorporate Pilates into your workout routine to help you achieve your fitness goals.

4. Don't forget about your back

When strengthening your core, it's important to also work on your back muscles. Strong back muscles help to support your spine and improve posture. Exercises such as the Superman and back extensions are great for targeting your back muscles.

5. Mix it up

Variety is key when it comes to exercise. Mixing up your routine not only helps to prevent boredom but also ensures that you're targeting all the muscles in your core. At Pilates Core Center, we offer a variety of classes including mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, and Barre to keep your workouts interesting and challenging.


Strengthening your core can have numerous benefits including improved posture, reduced back pain, and increased stability. At Pilates Core Center, our experienced instructors can help you achieve your fitness goals while ensuring proper form and technique.

To discover how Pilates can enhance your core strength and improve your quality of life, please click here. If you have any questions or would like to start your journey with us, feel free to contact us at (856) 985-0900 or email diane@pilatescorecenter.com