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This is part two of an intermediate Reformer Workout with exercises that are either hard to do and / or very challenging to teach.
This quick trampoline workout is a great way to add cardio, intensity, and fun to your program. We use intervals of high intensity cardio, strength and balance work for a wonderful complement to Pilates workouts.
This is one of those exercises we all love to hate. It's challenging to do, and teach. But, it's also very effective for core strength.
Check out my pick for the top 10 exercises to include in your Beginner Mat Workout.
This is an intermediate Reformer Workout with exercises that are either hard to do and / or very challenging to teach. I’m going to give you some of my favorite cues and tips for doing and teaching these exercises.
The following is an advanced, full body, workout with some traditional and some creative Chair exercises. The exercises range from beginner through advanced, but most would be considered advanced level.
This is a super challenging exercise, that is usually performed on the Reformer. Adding a kneeling position and a Med Ball, makes it a great advanced Mat exercise as well.
Let's have some fun with the Med Ball! This workout is is a blend of Pilates mat exercises and fitness exercises. It includes exercises performed while standing, kneeling, seated, supine and prone.
Check out this regression for the Lean - It takes an intermediate exercise and makes it beginner. Folding your arms also helps the individual focus on, and perfect, the core and leg movement, before adding the arms.
On our Europe tour, I taught 3 2-hour workouts in Oxfordshire, UK on our Europe Tour, one hour on Reformer and one hour on Chair in each class. Here is the third Reformer Workout.
This is such a fun way to finish a Mat Workout. Adding the balance component helps to see the results of a great Pilates Class...and it's really fun too.
This Pure Pilates Mat workout is mostly intermediate level with a few advanced exercises thrown in. I’ve changed the order a little from the original, but have kept the exercises simple and uncomplicated so we can focus on the principles of Pilates.