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.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair
  • Reps: 5-10 of each variation
  • Warning: Listen to your body. When in doubt, leave it out.
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Footwork on the Wunda Chair

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Starting with one top and one bottom spring on your Pilates Wunda Chair place a pad along the front of the chair and sit on it. Your pelvis should be firmly on the chair but not too far back. Your hands can press into the sides of the chair, layer on top of each other at shoulder level or press into the back of your head like Shave on the Reformer. Place the balls of your feet on the pedal with the pedal up, heels together and toes about a fist distance apart. Feel your shoulders connect to your back and your center grow taller.

Grow taller as you lift the pedal and stay tall as you lower it.

To begin, press the pedal down as far as you don't change your hips and back and then pull the pedal back up. Repeat 5-9 more times. Then switch to parallel legs and put your arches on the pedal. Press down and up 5-10 times before switching to heels and again press the pedal up and down 5-10 times. The goal is again, not to push down but rather to maintain your reach into the pedal as you pull it up. Your spine will want to round or shrink as you lift the pedal up and then grow tall as the pedal goes down. Try to grow taller as you lift the pedal.


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