Cara Reeser – Hip Strengthening Tower (35 mins) – Level 2

The Teacher’s Corner – Playlist 13: Strengthening Your Lower Body

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Sherri Betz – Looking at Stenosis (20 mins) – Level N/A

Stenosis can occur for so many people and the symptoms don’t always include back pain. In this tutorial, Sherri Betz explains what stenosis is and how it can be differentiated from disc pain. She then shares movements that will help those with stenosis find relief as well as strengthen the areas they need.

Note: Any assessments should be done by a licensed physical therapist as this is not within the scope of practice for a Pilates teacher.

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Sherri Betz – Sacroiliac Assessment (30 mins) – Level N/A

Sacroiliac dysfunction is common for many people. In this tutorial, Sherri Betz gives Shelby, a dancer, an assessment to determine whether her back pain is being caused by sacroiliac dysfunction or something else. She tests different movements to see what causes pain and what causes relief. From here, she will be able to teach Shelby exercises that will help improve her imbalances and motor control.

Note: This assessment is being done by a licensed physical therapist. Pilates teachers should not try these assessments.

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Benjamin Degenhardt – Push Through Bar (15 mins) – Level N/A

Description

Learn how you can relate your body to the semi-circular trajectory of the Push Through Bar with this tutorial by Benjamin Degenhardt. He explains how we have to dynamically adjust our bodies to receive the load from the spring and how the spring can be both supportive and restrictive in the same exercise. He uses Push Through, Reverse Push Through, Teaser, and Swan as examples for this concept.

What You’ll Need: Cadillac

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Gia Calhoun – Mat for Traveling (30 mins) – Level 2

Description

You will feel the length in your body after taking this Mat workout with Gia Calhoun. She teaches a class designed to ease the stiffness that comes after a long flight. She focuses on opening the front of your body while activating your back body so you feel tall while you are on vacation.

What You’ll Need: Mat, Overball

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