Mari Winsor, 2002
This is a 20 minute pilates mat w/o led by Mari, who doesnt do the exercises but gives instructions & shows the move on the exercisers. The exercisers are on raised platforms in a nice open room. The w/o is entirely lower body (no abs) and you wont need any props.
Mari leads you through mostly outer thigh and bun pilates moves but also includes a set of inner thigh work and a brief stretching segment at the end. The move are all done lying on your side. This is nonstop work-she doesnt intersperse stretching or spend a lot of time chatting, etc. A very good use of 20 minutes.
Some of the exercises include: scissors, leg circles, leg lifts, bicycles, hot potato (tapping your toes in front of & behind your body), inner thigh lifts, leg shoots, and other pilates leg and bun work.
I did this workout after a 40 min Firm w/o that I used heavy dumbbells w/ and was definately feeling it! My buns & thighs were burning by the end of this. Im not sure how how difficult it would be on its own-but a perfect 20 min LB add on. I would rate this a solid intermediate w/o because its only 20 minutes but is a nonstop 20 minutes. Mari cues well isnt overly or underly (is that a word?) chatty and I enjoy this w/o.