Good, and coming in, and melting down. Yes, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. This was a great refresher of basic techniques for me. Uh-huh, right there. Don't put extra weight, just be aware. Everything else looks so good. each. Is it in? But added a lot of exercises. Doing okay? Oh, that was great! (Tara laughs). Okay, relax. And you're gonna bring the left foot on to the mat. Good, and then just center your bottom. Yeah. How does that sound? And, good question, and out. Ends up feeling really nice, like a good stretch and a massage, yeah, that's a lot nicer. Alright, so, our goal's always to have our arms pressing down, so that they help us ground our belly a little more. All the way, and coming in, curling that tailbone towards you, curl, curl, curl. So, the reformer wasn't too scary today? And stand up, and then, I'm gonna set it up for the next exercise, it's stomach massage. There you go. Good, bend the knees and come in. The versatile balanced body Pilates Arc can be used on its own or combined with a balanced body reformer.On its own, the arc opens up the back and helps to realign the spine. (Tara laughs) Alright, go ahead and step off it carefully. Yes, for sure now. Okay. Don't move that right hip, it has to stay there. I want you to keep them working and push both heels under the bar. This one's gonna be hard, because the right side is your harder side to keep engaged, okay? Little bit apart. The footwork will work all aspects of the upper and lower legs correcting bad posture from the feet up to the pelvis. Two more. Squeeze up of your seat, pulling the belly in, and use that right side, use that right side, and come forward, really good. Great, and now think about those three springs, and put them all on, that's it, and go all the way out now. For this workout, you’ll need access to a reformer and a … Good, alright, stay in there. Are you okay? Really, really good, good. I really enjoyed watching this class. And then, we're gonna grab this bar, it's gonna be shoulder width apart. So you're gonna stop here, not quite. Gorgeous. Pull the belly into here, right into your injury, lower those heels, lift and in. Okay. keeping the feet together and in a small “V” as you extend the legs. Has to always be there, and you're just gonna straighten that leg up and bend, good. With the "Side to Side" exercise; was it intentional to keep the upper body slightly forward and rounded? Oh, so that, right? Lift your heels up. How low can you get that heel? Yeah. But in looking at the photo and … We're gonna stay here, turn the legs out a little again. 4. Exhale as you push your heels straight out from your sitz bones Now keep reaching forward, keep reaching. In this clip, you'll learn how to reduce pack pain through use of a Pilates Reformer exercise device. How is that? And that ends up kinda freeing up the lower back. the spine and increase strength in the upper body. And that is gonna be so good for your hips. Please Log In or We're gonna stay out this time, and keep those muscles working, those barbershop pole muscles, and we're gonna do circles. Did you feel your stomach? Right there, take a breath and exhale, pull your belly in to come forward. See if you can engage them. Slide a little bit away from the shoulder pads. So you wanna be careful that doesn't go up to a 90 degree angle, 'cause that can, you can pull on your back when you do that, okay? Welcome to class number four with my friend Tara. 2. Pulling in, no pain? Yeah, and that's when it hurt, okay. Yes. That's with the last exercise we did on the mat. And pulling out, beautiful, and in. This is kinda those sidekicks where you kept this here and the legs, so good, one more. Yeah. And then, hold it up and walk up the leg. I needed this refresher. The legs reached out. Pulling your belly in and lifting off that bottom, lifting, lifting, lifting, and coming forward, and take a break. Most notably, it tones the abs, back, arms and legs. And last one, oh, that was so good, Tara. Mm-hmm. Yeah. Really good control, yes, last set. that is so old school and so not useful. So, right now, even though your legs aren't straight, even though it's really hard to feel your bottom tighten or those barbershop pole muscles work. (both laughing) Maybe I'm just confused. It's okay, you're doing great, last one. Hi, I had a total right hip replacement 8 months ago; I rehabbed really quickly, although I was also (and still am) dealing with L4 spondylolisthesis. Pilates Reformer Exercise Benefits: 1. Yeah. Great job, now, holding on to that mat, pull your belly in and start lifting up your chest with your stomach. No. I think so. Stay here, and now give me your hands. Flex the feet, good. Push your legs out a little bit, squeeze your bottom, rounding. I certainly have to bring them forward. Okay. You're gonna walk down your leg, down as you roll away, take a breath and come up, as if I'm pulling you up, remember that? Yes, I can feel it now. So, now I'm not going to, and you're gonna do it on your own, okay? Right? You don't wanna start by dropping your bottom, that would not be good. That strap holds you. And now, we're done. I know, or in a side reach. (laughs) And you're gonna come forward. Single-Leg Lifts. Beautiful, two more. Stand or sit holding a TheraBand shoulder distance apart, arms stretched in front of chest. This was very good for you. Bring your left hip just a tiny bit forward, good. What injury does the participant have? First, we're gonna get your legs in place. … Okay. There's like hardly any energy in your legs at all, and that's what you want. It's okay? Okay. In addition to shaping your body, Pilates Reformer exercises … And this is one of the parallel exercises, great. And now lift up the knee a little bit. Yes. Excellent, good. Another question: the headrest is up during Pelvic Tilt -not so important to take it down or do you only take it down when people have neck problems? And, as that leg goes straight, it pulls in more. Start a free trial for full access. And going out, and now let's see. And the first time, we only let you do round, but today I'm gonna let you do hands back. Stay here, we're gonna bring your knees together. Okay. And one more time down and pull, get up, mm-hmm. Yeah. And pulling, yes! Create an Account to start your free trial. Good, good, good, good. Okay. We're gonna work on your posture. Nice job, I'm gonna drop one spring now. Okay? Good, and lying down, good, alright. And, exhale, it's like I'm pulling you up, but you stayed on the mat with the rest of your body. We will see, if that's okay. She's like, "Can I make up some pain?" It's the same as double straight leg. Reviewer rave: “For the price, this thing is fabulous. And now, I want you to take a big breath and exhale. Do you remember that? Put your feet in the straps and straighten your legs as close to a 90-degree angle as. Okay. (Tara chuckles) Okay, and this is similar to the pull up, because the alignment's important. (Tara laughs) Okay, that'd be good. And come in up. It means you haven't pushed out your belly and it's nice and in. Release back slowly feeling your shoulder blades pulled apart. Okay. So your shoulders are gonna actually stay over the bar that holds the springs. 2. Go ahead and lie down completely. Any discomfort? Bend to come in and You just stay there. Now, because your neck's okay, why don't you lift your head up and see if you have a straight line from your nose to your belly button, to your heels. I often forget to pull my stomach in as much as I should. Objective: Strengthening the back body and shoulders throug... Jan 25, 2015. I love your sense of humour and making the client feel comfortable. Stay there, stay down. But then you're wanna start introducing some good flow, without losing any of that beautiful precision. Yeah. Yes. So you wanna work until you can keep control of it, and then come back. So, fabulous. It feels good. Very nice, good. Good, and your feet, good and they're, it's gonna be closer to your ankles. It’s a great exercise … So can you stay, can you feel both sit bones? Pulling in here, if you nail this feeling right now, and bend in, then we can do the arch, or the hands back safely. spine in neutral throughout as you circle your legs out to the sides Now, you're just a tiny bit curled up with your tailbone. Pull your naval in towards your spine and bring your knees up to a table top position. And then, open up and pausing here. Pulling your belly in, mm-hmm. But you gotta round your back now. Corrects posture from the feet working up into the pelvis. And you had to make a rainbow. Pulling Straps 1 & 2. Rowing Series. Can you feel your belly pulling to your lower back? 5.5. I think so. the bar from the toes, arches, and heels completing 10-20 repetitions of exhale to reach forward and spine stretch forward reaching your nose to No. Great job, stretch forward and bend the knee. You did a great job. Except you did it all on your left side, so stay on your right hip. Good, yes, exactly. And as you lower the heels, they don't get to let go. How to do it: Lie on your back with your knees lifted to create a 90-degree angle in … We're gonna go to the toes. The single-leg lift is done with the spine in a neutral position. So you're gonna grab these handles, mm-hmm. So, here's what I want you to do. And your belly is gonna try to pull in and up. So we have your box, and that is what is so great about the reformer. And, pulling in and reach to the right. We're doing tens, we have two more. Good, good, good Pilates stance. One leg at a time, pulling your belly into your lower back. And do that two more times. Better? Okay. Okay. Okay, so stay on your right sit bone, when you go out. Your elbows will reach wide and back as you draw your shoulder blades together in back. I like the honesty. You're keeping your hips very square, and pulling in. It's not like, can you feel, like you have to feel it. Then work with the heels on the bar wide toes turned in and out. I noticed that. So, we're gonna look at those springs, and put the resistance of all those springs into here to straighten your legs. Do you remember the assisted teaser? Lying on the carriage work with your feet on So, we're gonna, circle one. And I don't want you, do you feel the ribs on the mat? So you're leaning, straight back, just hinge work, excellent. Okay. Scoop in in here, stay there, lower your heels under the bar, stretch, lift them up and bend in. Yeah. How does that feel? Good, and in, yes, one more. So, does it? Overhead. And we will stretch. Put your feet here first. So we're gonna go a little bit to the right, just to here. It's 2 op since I had total knee replacement in both knees. Pilates is an exercise program that focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. We did mat last time, and now we get to use the reformer to reinforce all of those feelings, and get to use the apparatus to really teach her about the powerhouse for your alignment, continue to strengthen your hips and your glutes, get some stretching in there. Pulling, good, and then exhale. She continues with her, First Session, Beginner, Hips, Alignment, Powerhouse, Technique, Back Care, Beginners, Glutes, Powerhouse, Strengthening, Technique, Back Pain, Beginners, Technique, Traditional, Alignment. That one's called tend and stress. One day, you'll be able to do it on three springs, but not today. But if you felt okay? Okay. Good, excellent. Just gonna really concentrate on that lower, yeah, 'cause we are pulling into L5, as you go up. One more time. Keep your hip bones over your sit bones. So I want you to let it relax, and we're gonna use the belly to go up maybe half way. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural muscles that support this alignment, which are important to help alleviate and prevent back … Instead, it comes from your powerhouse. No twisting yet, so we're gonna leave the next one out. I'm gonna make you go right into the next one. You wanna hold your legs up with your belly. Okay. So you're gonna, the carriage doesn't move. I'm gonna take these handles, Okay. knees and hands to toes. of your bottom and back up and over the bony landmark of your ribcage. … By … Yeah. Yes, keeping your hands where it is, awesome. And we're just gonna do that for safety, just to, like I said, the first time on reformer, I don't wanna add too many that are questionable. ... Pilates Exercises. Yeah? Okay? Okay, so you're gonna still, how's the stomach, do you feel it? And we're gonna add a few exercises today, but we're still gonna keep you safe. The precision and the cuing of the exercises were great. Take a breath, and on your way up exhale, this stays here, stays like on the mat, and this part rounded up forward, forward. Uh-huh. Is it pulling into your lower back? Feel like you are zipping up a tight pair of jeans from your Stretch, stretch, stretch, good. Elephant; Arms fixed, only legs move focusing on creasing at the hips. (laughing) I was like, great, I'm giving her false, you know you're enjoying every moment of this-- I am. You're gonna stay there, and do you feel both of these barbershop poles working? We're gonna end with our running and our pelvic tilts. How does that feel? Wouldn’t be much of a Pilates workout if you didn’t include this… works the powerhouse and oxygenates the blood and warms the body. Yeah. So, pull the legs straight from your stomach, so no arching here, it has to be round. 'Cause you're working from your powerhouse. So you roll your lower back down first. Carefully step off. But you're still holding this, heels together. And you're just a little off to your left, so we're gonna scoot a little to your right. possible while maintaining a neutral spine. Okay, so, looking down, pull your lower belly in, and we're gonna roll back your waist span. And, there we go, we got a lot of hip work now. So you're gonna pull your belly in. Yeah, so keep it in the right range of motion, okay? Very good, bend the knees, and come in. Good. To get more opening in the middle back just under the ribs, this is the spot you're after as you Spine … works to strengthen and correct posture of the legs while it helps to realign Now I want you to go out with the legs just a couple inches, pushing out, stay there. Yeah. Now, keep it with all those wrinkles, no puffing up the belly at all. Okay. No, it's fine, I just wasn't sure that was right. 1. Sit facing the springs holding the straps at And, pull your belly into your back, so you pull away, yes, and in. Below are some more detailed descriptions and pictures of the exercises found on my Pilates youtube video. Yeah, and then, uh-huh, good. That's it. Then inhale as you reach and sit back up simultaneously, then circle your arms and back down to your waist. Pull your belly in, and you're gonna go back, making the right side of your stomach work twice as hard as your left, and come forward. And, yeah, one more. And last time pulling in, don't let that right side get bullied. So you're gonna pull your belly in, which you are. When I pulled you up, I want your stomach to feel like that. That's what's really important for you. I asked, because, you know how I said I'm not seeing that scoop? I'm able to do every exercise I can think of from … How's the lower belly? Use the apparatus to inform your alignment with this Reformer workout by Monica Wilson. You're gonna tuck your head between, uh-huh. Okay. Yeah, I felt okay. When footwork series she was tilting her pelvis over using her hip flexors and tightening her lower back. Mm-hmm, good, good. So, we're gonna think about that now. Andrea Speir, founder of Speir Pilates, dubs this one of the ultimate classical Pilates … Hand over hand, grab the ankle and reach forward over that. Okay, now we're gonna do that assisted teaser. Interesting. Yeah, 100%? Do you feel your lower back on the mat? then down together and pull them back up to the center. Good. And I was standing, and you had your feet on me. We're gonna do it with handles though. Check the pilates-back-joint-exercise button to make sure you are getting the best possible back and joint exercise information. Start studying Pilates Exercises: Reformer. That's really good. Repeat for 8-12 repetitions. And, you feel it, you feel it, you feel it? And we're gonna try not to have your head up so long like last time. And then, put your hands behind you, so that you're supported, as you put your feet up here. Keep knees bent or prop up … Oh, now we're really like pulled in. Okay. Now, one more with your arms at this level. Look how much stronger you're getting already. Works control and strengthen entire body. Muscle Focus: Back extensors. That's your last one. But look down and pull in. Okay. Mm-hmm, good, stay there. Okay. Okay, mm-hmm. Uh-huh, really straighten them, forward more, crawl up a little more, stay there and pump your arms up and down. Hold for a second. Do you feel your belly pulling into your lower back? It's kinda nice if you can move both legs at the same time. We're reversing it. Oh, and now out, and coming in. Mm-hmm. Great. Now, we're gonna take a breath, and we're also gonna squeeze your bottom as if you're on the bed of nails, excellent. So we're gonna put your arches here, mm-hmm. Yeah. 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