Prep for Going Up Front 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.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair, wall or tower unit (I love using the Balanced Body Wunda Chair.)
  • Reps: 3-5 of each side
  • Warning: Not ideal for some knee issues
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Prep for Going Up Front on the Wunda Chair

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Going Up Front on the Pilates Wunda Chair can be really scary if you don't have access to a High Chair to start practicing. So, in this prep video, I show how you can use the back of a Cadillac or you can use a wall if you don't have a Cadillac to help you get the confidence to do Going Up Front on your Wunda Chair in the middle of a room. After you try this prep variation a few times try to first inch the Wunda Chair away from the wall or Cadillac until you don't need it.

Reach your arms from your back without leaning into the wall or poles.

Place your Wunda Chair about an arm or less distance from the end of your Cadillac or a wall. You want the wall or poles to be there for support but not too easy to lean into or pull yourself up. Place one foot on the pedal slightly turned out and place the other foot on the top of the chair shy of center and slightly turned out. Reach your arms forward. Stand firmly in your feet and rise up.

Your finder tips or hands are reaching up from your back and grazing the wall or bar but ideally your shoulders are over your hips as you go up and down. Remember on the way down you don't need to "bottom out" go low and come right back up. Repeat 3-5 x and switch sides. Test yourself by placing your hands behind your head or up to the sky and see if you're ready to move away from the security of the wall. The more you reach down through both legs throughout the easier it will be to go up and down without feeling like you're going to lose your balance.


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

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