Pat Guyton – Stomach Massage Progressions (15 mins) – Level N/A

Description

Why is Stomach Massage an exercise that many people dislike? In this tutorial, Pat Guyton looks at how we can progress this exercise so we can find the correct placement for our bodies so we can enjoy it more. She shares a basic movement called Happy Dog, Naughty Dog, and shows how this concept can be used in each position of the exercise.

What You’ll Need: Reformer

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Shelly Power – Extension-Focused Mat (35 mins) – Level 2

Description

Work on mobility in your upper back with this Mat workout by Shelly Power. She teaches an “anti-texting” class, focusing on back extension so you can improve your posture. She also includes a few shoulder modifications and exercises to help with wrist discomfort as she includes many movements in a Plank and Quadruped position.

What You’ll Need: Mat

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Monica Wilson – Basic Cueing Ideas (35 mins) – Level N/A

Description

If you are a teaching looking for guidance on cueing your client, then this tutorial with Monica Wilson is great for you! She shares the simple but specific way she cues her client by taking Juliana through a basic Reformer workout, adding descriptions of why she chose a certain cue. You can watch this workout to see these cues in action, or you can take the class and see how these cues feel for you.

What You’ll Need: Reformer, Pilates Pole

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Erika Quest – BOSU® Reformer Challenge (65 mins) – Level 3

Get ready for a supercharged class on the Reformer with Erika Quest. She teaches a non-traditional movement workout that is full of balance challenges using the BOSU®. Even though the class will challenge you in many ways, Erika reminds you to listen to your body because it should be a joyful time for you to move in a way that feels good.

Erika starts with an explanation about the props she is using. The movement starts at about 2:06.

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Rael Isacowitz – The Twist Deconstructed (10 mins) – Level N/A

Take a deeper look into the Twist with this tutorial by Rael Isacowitz. He starts by showing the full exercise on the Reformer so you can see this advanced movement in practice. He then shares a few steps on the Mat and Reformer that you can use to help you progress to the full expression of the exercise.

Because this is a high level exercise, Rael encourages you to wait until you are proficient in Pilates and have a very strong foundation before trying this exercise.

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