Seated with Bent Knees Exercises on the Toe Corrector

Try not to lean forward to look at what you are doing. If possible, place yourself where you could look straight ahead and see what’s happening in a mirror.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Toe Corrector (The toe corrector shown in this video is the Joe’s Toe Gizmo.)
  • Reps: 3-5 of each variation
  • Warning: Not ideal for some foot issues.
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Seated with Bent Knees Exercises on the Toe Corrector

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A great place to start learning your Pilates Toe Corrector exercises is seated in a chair with your feet on the floor. You can also do this seated on a Cadillac with your feet on a short box or seated on a Reformer carriage with your feet on the floor. In any scenario, try not to lean too far forward to look at what you are doing. If possible, place yourself where you could look straight ahead and see what's happening in a mirror. This way you can work your whole body throughout the entire exercise. When ready, try doing your Toe Corrector exercises with straight legs.

Reach your knees straight ahead, keep toes long, sit tall over hips.

Sitting up tall with your legs parallel and feet flat on the floor or box, place the Toe Corrector around your big toes. It is possible to place the loop around your first and second toe if needed. With all the variations below be mindful that your knees do not try to do the exercise for your feet. If needed, place your hands on your knees and keep them from moving as you do these exercises. Also, be mindful that you don't slouch, lean forward, or try to muscle through this. There is a lot of effort in trying.

Fan: Keeping all your toes long on the floor and heels planted, fan the ball of your feet out and then close the spring. Repeat 5-10x. You can also isolate and just move one foot at a time.

Circles: Lifting one toe at a time spreading and placing them back down. It will look and appear like you're drawing circles or even playing the piano. Go in both directions.

Bow and Arrow: Keep one knee bent foot flexed back towards the shin and the other leg reach out towards straight. Point the toe towards the floor while the other foot holds the tension on the Toe Corrector. Resist the spring back and repeat then switch feet.

Be sure to check out more of my Toe Corrector workout videos. I want to help you continue your Pilates Toe Corrector training!

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Comments (2)

HI! I’m interested in getting one of these! What spring tension are you using?


Hey Rachel, I have the strongest spring from Balanced Body. I do prefer the spring tension on Gratz. Also I like their loops a bit more. They are a soft leather so work with your feet better.

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