This is a great option for anyone who wants to avoid forward bending for medical or other reasons. We will keep the spine long for the entire mat, but don’t confuse that with easy. its a great challenging workout that will work your upper back and abs!
Need some extension in your life? Try this strong intermediate medium paced mat to open up your front body. Its a great choice before or after a day working on your computer!
The whole reason we do Pilates is so we can do what we love in the world! And much of that is upright! So let’s start and end of the wall and apply the wall to a strong intermediate mat class.
Using arm weights to strengthen the arm movements in each of the foundational and intermediate exercises. The weights are light (2lbs) but don’t underestimate their impact!
This is a quickie but it gets right to the point. Use the Magic Circle to connect to your center and use the wall to LIFT!
Use these small weights (or leave them out) to really work those upper back (posture) muscles!
Sometimes your back just doesn’t feel great. Here is a short video of pre pilates exercises (the exercises you do BEFORE you do pilates). These are a great place to start learning Pilates AND to revisit when your body just isn’t feeling its best, especially if your lower back is achy. Give these a try!