Pilates Cadillac Exercises

Flying Eagle on the Cadillac

Flying Eagle on the Cadillac is a great way to challenge Pulling Straps. If you’re looking to do Breaststroke, this is a good place to strengthen your practice.

Spread Eagle on the Cadillac

Spread Eagle truly allows people doing it to feel the articulation, two-way stretch, and full body connection. A great way to seal off a day’s practice.

Backstroke on the Cadillac

This exercise can be a teaching tool or a challenge to your practice. When you’re done, hop on your Reformer and see if your Backstroke is more connected.

Hanging Variation on the Cadillac

Working on backends on the Reformer, Snake and Twist, Twist Teaser, or Swan? These variations in hanging will help you get better at all of those and more.

Lunge with Neck Stretcher on the Cadillac

This doesn’t just require strength but coordination as well. Like all exercises in Pilates, you need to focus on the return more than the lunge itself.

Bicep Curls on the Cadillac

Not your everyday gym bicep curls! Nope, Bicep Curls on the Cadillac are very tough and don’t actually look like much of a Bicep Curl once you get into them.

Zipper on the Cadillac

It’s not about opening the springs, it’s about working your two-way stretch! Focus on how much you’re lifting up against the down reach of your legs.

Standing Neck Stretcher on the Cadillac

The Neck Stretcher’s tiny spring might have you think it’s easy but you’ll quickly learn how much power that spring has to challenge your body’s connection.

Half and Full Hanging on the Cadillac

Whether you’re enjoying the full hang with backbends and twists or feeling like you’re doing a half hanging meditation your body will love the traction.

Squats with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

A great teaching tool for Russian Squats on the Reformer. And will help you with exercises like Rolling Like a Ball, Double Leg Stretch, Rowing 2 and more!

Standing Leg Springs on the Cadillac

Do this exercise from the right place and you’ll feel the standing leg and your center working harder than the working leg to move and resist the spring.

Hanging Pull Ups on the Cadillac

It’s very similar to an upside-down Push Up and if you use the Trapeze to your advantage you’ll find you have even more power from your center.

Chiropractor on the Cadillac

Whether you’re working on your full Traditional Ending or just want to work on standing in your center this exercise is worth doing in your Cadillac workout.

Pull Ups on the Cadillac

The Pull Ups are incredible for the arm-back connection that we all need to have in our entire Pilates practice. Try to do these every week more than once.

Single Leg Monkey on the Cadillac

One leg Pilates exercises show us where we overwork, underwork and also where we twist, turn or need more attention. Try doing weak leg, strong and then weak.

Leg Springs in the Air on the Cadillac

If Leg Springs on the Cadillac is going well, then take your practice to the next level. Challenge yourself to lift your hips and reach in two directions.

Single Leg Springs on the Cadillac

Single Leg Springs is one of my favorite teaching tool exercises. It’s not a difficult exercise to do but its effectiveness is more than meets the eye.

Single Leg Tower on the Cadillac

Strengthen your High Scissors, High Bicycle, Jackknife, Overhead, Long Spine Massage, to name a few. Then you’ll want to work your Single Leg Tower.

Monkey on the Cadillac

Monkey is a great stretch but also an amazing exercise for teaching you how to do other exercises like Tree, Elephant, Stomach Massage and more.

Kneeling Bicep Curls on the Cadillac

From the outside, they look like a simple pull, press, resist and repeat. But, on the inside, your center and seat will be working harder than your arms.

Tower on the Cadillac

Tower on the Cadillac will also help you see how your feet connect to the equipment, learn where you are moving from and how to find that two-way stretch!

Footwork on the Cadillac

Footwork happens everywhere in Pilates! Not only can you do it here on the Cadillac but on the Reformer, Mat, on the Wunda Chair and probably more.

Ab Series with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

Challenge your flexion, connect your arms to your back and center with this variation of the Ab Series. It’s great for learning how to stand in the springs.

Side Leg Springs on the Cadillac

This will help you do more asymmetrical exercises. You’ll learn the knowledge and strength you need to reach through one leg while working the other.

Airplane on the Cadillac

Are you ready to fly? Airplane on the Cadillac is an exercise that will allow you to feel the strength of your body and also like you are a gymnast!

Leg Springs on the Cadillac

Leg Springs are more than a leg workout. The name suggests that they are all about the legs but in fact, they truly help connect your legs to your center.

Long Back Arms on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Long Back Arms on the Cadillac

Long Back Arms connects you to your back and advances your Pilates practice by opening your chest. You’ll learn to stand in your legs and strengthen your back.

Rolling Stomach Massage on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Rolling Stomach Massage on the Cadillac

Rolling Stomach Massage combines the fun of Rolling Like a Ball, the stretch of Shortspine Massage and it literally elevates your Shoulder Bridge.

Rolling In and Out on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Rolling In and Out on the Cadillac

Rolling In and Out will bring together and challenge what you know from Chest Expansion, Thigh Stretch, Push Through and more and make you flow it.

Chest Expansion on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Chest Expansion on the Cadillac

The combination of the Cadillac’s stable platform and you kneeling versus standing make it an excellent teaching exercise for doing Chest Expansion elsewhere.

Chest Expansion on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Reverse Push Through on the Cadillac

This is a challenge for your strength and coordination as much as your connections and will help improve your Rowing on the Reformer and other exercises.

Push Through on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Push Through on the Cadillac

Push Through is great for teaching your body the Roll Up on the Mat, Elephant on the Reformer, Push Down on the Wunda chair and many more exercises.

Rowing 5 & 6 on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Rowing 5 & 6 on the Cadillac

This variation will force you to truly find the reach down through your lower back and legs to maintain your lift and connection to your back.

Rowing 3 & 4 on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Rowing 3 & 4 on the Cadillac

The spring tension changes throughout these exercises, teaching you how to maintain the connection to your center when you have no tension in your springs.

Rowing 1 & 2 on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Rowing 1 & 2 on the Cadillac

This version allows you to practice the movements and challenge the connection to your springs even when you lose the resistance.

Shoulder Roll Down on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Shoulder Roll Down on the Cadillac

The length you gain in your spine and the strength you challenge in your back will make you want to do Shoulder Roll Down every time you hit your Cadillac.

Breathing on the Cadillac | Online Pilates Classes

Breathing on the Cadillac

Breathing also reveals if we are ready for exercises such as Shortspine, Overhead, Roll Over, Jackknife and other exercises where we must lift our hips up.

Arm Springs on the Cadillac

It’s easy to let go of the connections you gained when you open the springs. Closing the springs is the most challenging part of the Arm Springs Series.