One of the best ways for all overall fitness is strengthening the core, which helps keep the body balanced and stable. Pilates exercises are the most helpful ones to keep your fitness.
If you are a beginner to these exercises, start with doing a move for 30 seconds, and increase up to a minute.
When dong Pilates, the abdominals must be pulled way down into a deep scoop as you use them to control a slow, smooth curl up and roll down. Precision in this type of scoop is one of the secrets of Pilates.
Lie down on your back, put your hands under your head, stretch your legs up, lift your shoulders above the ground, then lower your legs slowly, lift your legs up, and repeat exercise.
Lie down on the exercise mat, bend knees toward your chest, place your hands on your shins, and curl your head up off the floor. Extend one leg out at a time, alternate sides and repeat.
Lie down and extend your right leg up and bring your hands behind your right leg, pulling it in toward your face, and curl your head up. Lift your left leg off the floor a few inches, switch legs and continue
Lie on your back, put your hands behind your head, bend your knees, lift your feet up, extend your left leg, then put your right knee toward the chest and roll your trunk to the right and repeat.