Snake and Twist on the Reformer

While there are so many exercises that lead up to the Snake and Twist that doesn’t make it any easier to do. It will challenge all those exercises and more.

Pilates Breaststroke on the Reformer

Breaststroke on the Reformer

If you have a friend handy, have them stand at the back of the Reformer and lightly press into your calves as you reach to help assist in this exercise.

Pilates Elephant on the Reformer

Elephant on the Reformer

Channel your Double Straight Leg Stretch and your Stomach Massage you’ll discover some great nuances to the lower body reach and the opposition it creates.

Pilates Swan on the Reformer

Swan on the Reformer

The Swan looks like it’s all about the back bend. But the truth is, it’s all about the length. How Long can you get in your Swan?

Arm Circles on the Reformer

Arm Circles on the Reformer

As you do this exercise keep in mind that the names of exercises can be deceiving and Pilates exercises are for the whole body! Stand in your legs.

Pilates Overhead on the Reformer

Overhead on the Reformer

Overhead is a great way to prepare for the Rowing series. Reach you do towards the ceiling will be the same reach you need as you Row and do your Teaser.

Tree on the Reformer

Tree on the Reformer

Remember to stand on your leg that is under the strap and reach your arms from your back as you round down and back up.

Short Spine on the Reformer

Once you start you need to keep your reach in both directions and remember that you and your Reformer are a partner in crime together. It’s a dance!

Tips for Tree on the Short Box

If Tree is not your favorite exercise it’s because you truly do need it. Focus on the length in your waist, and “climbing” your tree from your back.

Pilates Teaser on the Reformer

Teaser on the Reformer

The sooner you are able to safely add Teaser to your Reformer repertoire the sooner you will see your Teaser on the Mat get better!

Footwork on the Reformer | Online Pilates Classes

Footwork on the Reformer

When I first get on the Reformer I begin with Footwork. Like the 100 on the Mat, Footwork prepares the body for what is to come in our workout.