- Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
- Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair (I love using the Balanced Body Wunda Chair.)
- Reps: 3-5
- Warning: Not ideal for some shoulder, neck or low back issues.
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Seated Flat Back on the Wunda Chair
Seated Flat Back on the Pilates Wunda Chair is very similar to Short Box Flat Back on the Reformer. It’s an incredible challenge of your ability to hold your legs out straight from your center while reaching your spine long to move the pedal. If you struggle with Hip Circles on the mat this will show you where you need to move from. If you’re rocking Stomach Massage Reach Back this is a great exercise to progress to and see how your connections are doing. Keep in mind while it looks like Teaser on top of the Wunda chair it is different.
Hug legs together and feel them held up by your outer hips and glutes.-Lesley Logan
Sitting on top of the chair with the pedal behind you. Sit about midway to a hands distance from the pedal edge of the chair. Different than where you sit for the Teaser set up. Squeeze your legs together and lift your legs to the level of your hips. Point through your feet and then reach your hands onto the pedal. Palms facing away from you.
Lifting tall through the crown of your head, squeeze your legs as you lean your chest back with a tall spine. Then without arching lift tall to close the spring. Repeat. The pedal lowers and lifts from your center. Not from the weight of your upper body. If going well feel free to try the Single Arm Flat Back. Or test your skills at Hip Circles on the Mat.
Be sure to check out more of my Wunda Chair workout videos. I want to help you continue your Pilates Wunda Chair training!