Beginner Pilates Workout with Blossom Leilani Crawford

Restore Your Core Mat

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Blossom leads a workout aimed at strengthening your core without bending your spine. These exercises are a safe and incredibly effective way for those with osteoporosis, scoliosis, back pain, post abdominal surgery, and pre- and post-pregnancy to restore balance and alignment to the muscles that support your spine. Visit Blossom at her studio in Brooklyn, NY at Bridge Pilates.

What Others Are Saying


  1. stewingabout 1 year ago

    Wow! That was great!! Thank you????

  2. aubergine22 3 years ago

    I love all of these exercises. Wonderful series of exercises that strenghthen the whole body while my neck C7 area is recuperating. It totally challenges coordination and is a total butt kicker—even for the non-injured and athletes.

  3. Lannette
    Lannette 3 years ago

    Fantastic! I love your classes Blossom!

  4. Ceto02
    Ceto02 4 years ago

    LOVED that lesson! Thank you!

  5. soul_eil

    So funny, I had just watched this and then I did it and used it with a client who can’t do any flexion….remarkably challenging as you get into it. So there was this beautiful, familiar looking woman at Mari’s fundraiser on Friday and I walked up to her to talk about the event, and it was Kerri. I told her I had just seen this and we talked about how hard it was and she had to make it look effortless while holding certain positions, anyway there was a little test, and I named the teacher (you) the name of the class and her…and she said the loveliest things about you. Hope to take a lesson from you some day other than the bit of matapalooza and this video;)

    • Blossom Leilani Crawford Author
      Blossom Leilani Crawford 5 years ago

      I don’t think I ever saw this comment until today! I love the small Pilates world. Kerri is lovely (inside and out). This video has many of my tricks that I often need when a client is having “issues”. I am so glad you were able to use some of the tools from it!

  6. jodie 6 years ago

    love this!!

  7. aletta 6 years ago

    Thank you, Blossom!
    Very helpful for my mat classes, that are filled with people with osteoporosis!
    Helped me to enlarge the repertoire! And it felt like a great workout doing it myself.
    Thank you, and more lessons like this are very welcome 🙂
    Greetings from Holland,

    • Blossom Leilani Crawford Author
      Blossom Leilani Crawford 5 years ago

      Aletta, I am so glad you enjoyed this workout! I may have another work out like this somewhere up my sleeve sometime in the future.

  8. Martin 6 years ago

    Blossom, this is just the kind of thing I’ve been looking for on this site! While I normally love a very athletic workout, there are times when going back to fundamentals can be just as challenging and necessary. I learned so many great new Pilates and Pilates-inspired exercises to try. I will go to this whenever I tweak my shoulder or am not feeling 100%, but want to get my circulation moving and lengthen my spine. Thank you!!!

  9. Kerry 6 years ago

    Love all your tricks Blossom!

  10. LKVB 6 years ago

    This is PERFECt for post holiday walrus workout! Favorites: leg piston circles and swizzle stck. Thank you Blossom!

  11. Fernanda Dutra 6 years ago

    Really nice ! Very helpful, Thank You to share these little (big) tricks

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