Full Body HIIT Pilates Workout // Fusion

Full Body HIIT Pilates Workout // Fusion is the third of Heather Robertson‘s pilates inspired workouts I have tried and the most challenging of the 3. She recently created a 4th I will be trying next week. So far it appears I am doing them in order of how hard they are! The first one I did was HIIT Pilates Workout // Total Body Fusion Workout which was a beautiful feel good workout. I loved it. The second one I did was Pilates Fusion // Full Body HIIT Workout. It felt good, too, but it was more challenging and I was working harder. I loved that one as well. Then I did this one today. It did not feel nearly as good as the other two. It is still an excellent body weight strength workout but I was very challenged and I was working hard from beginning to end. I did not love this one as much as the first two, but I did enjoy being worked so hard and so well without any equipment but a fitness mat. These are some very impressive workouts. As I have mentioned in the reviews for the other two workouts, I am not a fan of pilates so it continues to surprise and impress me how much I am enjoying these. I chalk it all up to the fact they are created by Heather Robertson. I honestly do not think she is capable of creating a bad workout.

Full Body HIIT Pilates Workout // Fusion is 31:17 minutes; 3 minute warm up and 4:15 minute stretch. Equipment: fitness mat. This workout is made up of 2 circuits and each circuit contains 7 exercises. Each circuit is done twice. The exercises are done interval style: 40 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of recovery. Heather previews the next exercise during the recovery.

Circuit 1:

  1. Plank leg lift (in forearm plank, alternate lifting legs up behind you)
  2. 3 supermans + 6 swimmers
  3. Side lift & press (lay on side, top hand is on floor in front of chest and bottom hand is resting on opposite shoulder, do a side lying upper body push up then lift top straight leg to ceiling)
  4. Side kick & squeeze (in modified forearm side plank (knees bent and on floor), raise hip while extending top leg and top arm to ceiling, hold this position and bring top elbow into ribs, straighten arm overhead again then lower hip while bending top leg and bringing it back to rest on top of bottom leg and lowering arm to side)
  5. Repeat #3 & 4 on other side of body
  6. Bear kick burpees (in bear pose (on hands and toes, with knees bent and hovering a few inches off the floor), alternate raising one leg, pushing sole of foot to ceiling, jump feet into hands, stand and jump, reaching arms overhead)
  7. Repeat #1-6

20 seconds of rest

Circuit 2:

  1. Full bridge & reach (sit on mat, knees bent and feet on floor, hands on mat behind hips, push hips up into crab while reaching one arm over opposite shoulder, lower hips back to mat, alternate sides)
  2. Crunch & kick (in modified forearm side plank (knees bent and on floor), start with top arm extended overhead and top leg straight, swing top leg forward and touch finger tips to foot, return to start then bend top knee and bring top elbow to knee–keep hips raised throughout)
  3. Repeat #2 on other side of body
  4. Pilates 100 bike (sit on bottom, torso leaned back slightly, arms extended straight to sides, raise and lower arms quickly in pilates 100 fashion while bicycling legs)
  5. Super push up (alternate one superman with one push up)
  6. Sumo & lunge (do one sumo squat, reaching fingertips to floor while in squat then pivot to side into lunge with both arms reached overhead)
  7. Repeat #6 on other side of body
  8. Repeat #1-7

For more info on Heather Robertson’s workouts and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.


3 thoughts on “Full Body HIIT Pilates Workout // Fusion

    1. Not really. It’s the same concept but the workouts are very different. IMHO Drench is harder. It is also longer. Heather’s workouts have more of a fun factor, too–at least for me.


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