Side Stretch on the Ladder Barrel

Enjoy the juice of this Pilates exercise. It’s got stretch, strength and will challenge your reach and connection to your seat and reveal your imbalances.

Grasshopper on the Ladder Barrel

Be mindful to stay in this exercise to stay in your strength and not dump into your flexibility. It’s not about the choreography. It’s about the connection.

Jumping Stomach on the Ladder Barrel

You’ll want lots of strength in two directions and belief that you can fly! I love this exercise for its heart raising and endorphin producing ways.

Handstand on the Ladder Barrel

It’s easy to think that you’re just throwing yourself up into a Handstand but lifting yourself up and reaching yourself back down.

Mat Exercises on the Ladder Barrel

The Hundred and Ab series on top of the Ladder Barrel challenge your strength, endurance and allow you to feel the same exercises you do on the Mat in a new way.

Back Stretch on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Back Stretch on the Ladder Barrel

This stretch will open your front, strengthen your back and help with shoulder flexibility and can lead into the Leg Circles when you are ready.

Leg Circles on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Leg Circles on the Ladder Barrel

A key for making either of these leg circles work is for you to find a reach through your arms, connect to your back and remain connected to your front!

Ballet Stretches on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Ballet Stretches on the Ladder Barrel

Do them before you do your Pilates practice or at the end. Give each part of the stretches a go, focus on the strength and not just the feel good stretch.

Side Sit Ups on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Side Sit Ups on the Ladder Barrel

Side Sit Ups help you work your center and strengthen your side body, inner thighs, and hips allowing you to do all of your exercises and life better.

Swan on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Swan on the Ladder Barrel

The beauty of the Swan here is that it really helps you learn how to use your legs to help yourself create length and space in your backbend.

Short Box Series on the Ladder Barrel | Online Pilates Classes

Short Box Series on the Ladder Barrel

The barrel allows you to feel where you disconnect the most and work on it. The bars also allow you to reach through your legs and connect to your seat.