A 30-Minute Low-Impact
Pilates Class to Do at Home
Lia Bartha, the creator of the low-impact workout B the Method, describes what she does as a kind of moving meditation. Bartha’s method is grounded in classical Pilates, trimmed down to include just one prop (a flexible stability ball you can hold in your hands), and designed to help her clients hit a state of total focus while building whole-body strength. And it works.
Bartha recorded this thirty-minute B the Method session to get our heart rates up—effectively but gently. She leads us through a series of Pilates-inspired movements, initially without equipment and then using her branded stability ball. The ball is for support and acts as a reminder to keep your muscles engaged; if you don’t have a ball, you can use a firm pillow, a folded blanket, or a yoga block as needed or simply go without.