Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find a whole club of Bollywood beauties who are giving us major fitness goals with their Pilates workouts. The newest babe to join this tribe is Kriti Kharbanda, who shared glimpses of her intense exercise session with celebrity fitness instructor, Yasmin Karachiwala.
Dressed in a black crop top and grey yoga pants, Kriti can be seen doing exercises in a variety of ways—right from using the ladder barrel to the Pilates reformer. And frankly, we can’t wait to move our bodies, after watching this video.
In the side bend over the ladder barrel, the Bollywood diva can be seen working out her torso, with her hands behind her head. The ladder barrel’s rounded surface helps the spine to support both backbend and forward bends. If you are looking to strengthen your spine, and at the same time, want to give your torso, shoulders, back and legs a good workout, then this exercise is what you must indulge in!
Next, she performed salute on the reformer, while sitting down on her knees and with her hands pulling the straps forward and backwards. This exercise helps with better posture, and also prevents injury by strengthening and activating the glutes.
Last but not the least, Kriti performed the swan on a ladder barrel. She can be seen standing on an elevated surface, and moving her body forward, while keeping her hands behind the head. This exercise not just enhances flexibility, but also strengthens the core.
Kriti, in her post, wrote, “This ain’t gonna be easy, but she sure makes it fun! @yasminkarachiwala #roadtorecovery #workout #letsdothis P.s. don’t fall for my expressions. I’m actually having a good time (sic).”
And if you loved these exercises, but don’t know when and how you will be able to join a pilates class, then there’s some good news for you. Yasmin Karachiwala said it aloud in her post, “Did you know you can do Pilates machine exercises on the mat?
In the last few years, the trend of doing Pilates has really caught on, especially among Bollywood actresses. Some of the most popular names include Kriti Sanon, Katrina Kaif, and Tisca Chopra, among others. Pilates gets its name from its creator, Joseph Pilates who devised exercises that aim to strengthen the body and improve muscle balance.
There are many more benefits of Pilates. Although it targets the core, that doesn’t mean other body parts aren’t worked out. That’s why it is one of the best full-body exercises today! Plus, you don’t need to be an expert to do Pilates, because it works for all kinds of fitness levels.
So think no more and join this tribe! Like we said, you can do these exercises on your yoga mat too!