Pilates Wunda Chair Exercises

Going Up Front Prep on the Wunda Chair

Going Up Front on the Wunda Chair can be scary if you don’t have a High Chair. In this prep video I show you how to get more confident on the Wunda Chair.

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Kneeling Push Down on the Wunda Chair

Kneeling Push Down requires a strong connection to your two-way stretch, a commitment to the movement, and if possible a partner to help support you.

Kneeling Mermaid on the Wunda Chair

Train your body not to fall into the spring or into your side bend. Instead, focus on the reach down through the legs, up through your head and bend long.

Shoulder Bridge on the Wunda Chair

What I love about the Shoulder Bridge is that you have support from the floor you’re on. It lets you focus only on what the legs are doing with the pedal.

Flying Eagle on the Wunda Chair

The springs are tempting to press into more than you need. Find a balance between pressing too hard and not enough. You’ll be flying like and eagle.

Spine Stretch Forward on the Wunda Chair

Focus on the lift through your center and let the pedal help you find it. So when doing Spine Stretch Forward on the Mat you get the most out of the exercise.

Big Twist Teaser on the Wunda Chair

The lack of surface space makes this exercise a challenge and slightly scary. Learn how to control it from your center you’ll find a love for the Big Twist.

Push Ups on the Wunda Chair

These Push Ups is the only one that is symmetrical. The instability of the pedal under your feet and the amount of weight in the arms makes it hard.

Horseback on the Wunda Chair

Find your two-way stretch in this exercise on the Wunda Chair. Learn to work your arms from your back, reach your legs and arms from your center and more.

Piano Frog on the Wunda Chair

It requires a lot of strength in your center to hold yourself upright as you do the exercise and even more to stand up! Don’t sit in your flexibility.

Frog Facing Out on the Wunda Chair

Challenge your arm, back, and seat connection and feel how important it is to connect to your center to keep your legs with you so don’t ride the springs.

Frog Facing In on the Wunda Chair

Learn how to connect your arms to your back, legs to your seat, and your center to lengthen. Give this one a go and also make sure to try Frog Facing Out.

Achilles Stretch on the Wunda Chair

In this exercise, you can focus on reaching through the whole ball of your foot from your glute and up into your center. Connecting your feet to your body.

Single Arm Swan on the Wunda Chair

One Arm Swan reveals find where you need to reach from to keep the twists and shifts at bay. Practice the weak side then strong and then weak side again.

Swan Dive on the Wunda Chair

On the Wunda Chair, you can feel if your body loses length in your extension because you have less support than you would on the Mat or Cadillac.

Mermaid on the Wunda Chair

Mermaid on Top of the Wunda Chair is more about the lift and reach then moving the pedal. Just like all Pilates exercises. Press from your back as you lift.

Star on the Wunda Chair

When you do the Star on the Chair you are not focusing on lifting the pedal but instead finding length and strength. Can you reach through your center?

Pull Ups on the Wunda Chair

The Pull Up is one of my absolute favorites because it teaches you the down reach you need in every Pilates exercise. Drop a spring if you need a challenge.

Mountain Climber on the Wunda Chair

Use Mountain Climber to help you connect more to your Knee Stretches on the Reformer. Challenge your Spine Stretch Forward, Double Leg Stretch and more!

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Going Up Front on the Wunda Chair

This is more difficult than doing it on the High Chair because you may have the fear of falling. You also have less springs to assist you going up and down.

Going Up Side on the Wunda Chair

I’ll never forget the first time I learned Going Upside. My teacher told me to levitate. Yep, just rise up without leaning into my top leg.

Push Down from the Front on the Wunda Chair

Push Down on the Wunda Chair is the Roll Up Standing. That sentence was such a light bulb moment for me in my Pilates journey! When I first learned the Push Down I thought, “Cool, a hamstring stretch,” but, that was just the tiny beginning.

Side Pull Ups on the Wunda Chair

Sometimes called Side Pull Ups or Snake prep. Doesn’t matter what you call it. It matters more that you use it to teach your body something it needs.

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Twisting Swan on the Wunda Chair

First, try doing this with your legs together. If that is going well, then you can try adding the split leg version. But, if it does not, then skip it.

Tendon Stretch on the Wunda Chair

If you’re already doing Tendon Stretch on the Reformer, practicing it on the chair can help you fine-tune without messing up your Reformer flow.

Table on the Wunda Chair

This exercise strengthens your seat, your back and opens the front of your hips and chest. Table will help you do more Pilates exercises better!

Teaser from the Floor on the Wunda Chair

Teaser from the Floor on the Wunda Chair

This is really essential for connecting your arms to your back and your legs to your seat. It’s not a big glamorous movement. It’s small and mighty!

Footwork on the Wunda Chair

Footwork on the Wunda Chair doesn’t care how much you can push down on the pedal but, rather, how much you can pull up on the pedal while pushing down.

Reverse Swan Teaser on the Wunda Chair

The first time I did Reverse Teaser on top of the Wunda Chair the apprentice teaching me placed my hips too far back and I almost fell off! From then on I never forgot to bring the hips as close to the back of the chair as possible for my body or my client’s body.

Swan on the Wunda Chair

Sometimes called Side Pull Ups or Snake prep. Doesn’t matter what you call it. It matters more that you use it to teach your body something it needs.