Why You Should Take Advantage of Twists in Pilates

Why Twists are So Important

I used to LOVE when the Criss Cross came up in my Mat Pilates practice! I would do extra reps if I could. But, then when the Saw would arrive I couldn’t wait for it to be over. And, then Corkscrew would come up and I would fall in love with Twists again. But, I’ll never forget when I finally got Spine Twist. I absolutely LOVED it!

And, these are really just the twists on the mat. There are so many more twists on the Reformer, Wunda Chair, barrels, and Cadillac. Twist are extremely important in our Pilates practice. And, not because they help make our muscles look good.

Twists are important because they help our bodies continue to move! Could you imagine life if you couldn’t twist? Well, if you don’t use it you will lose it. Just watch people try to put their groceries in their car! If they can’t twist from the cart to the trunk they are doing a little shuffle and take extra time and energy!

This week in the Youtube Collaboration with Andrea Maida we both take on the topic of Twists! Find out what I like to feel in Twists on the Mat here and what twist action Andrea wants to talk about here.


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