Side Leg Lifts with the Stretch-eze® is a variation of the original Pilates exercise Side Leg Lifts. ; Using the Stretch-eze® both provides the light resistance necessary to fully energize the working leg and give a gentle reminder to the oblique abdominal muscles of the underneath side to remain contracted and support the torso.
The Hundred with the Stretch-eze® is a variation of the original Pilates exercise “The Hundred” with the Stretch-eze®, a new product developed by Kimberly Dye of Dyenamic Movement. ; The Stretch-eze® cradles the body providing both support for the lower back and resistance for the legs so that they stay energized throughout the exercise.
Obliques on the Bosu is a variation of the original Pilates exercise “Obliques” or “Criss-Cross” as Joseph Pilates himself called it. ; The instability of the Bosu further challenges the abdominal muscles and the core stabilizers to create a very intense exercise for the abdominal muscles. Because you move from extension into flexion of the spine, you tone more of the abdominal muscles with this exercise and increase flexibility of the spine.
Side Leg Lift Series on the BoSU is a variation of the original Pilates mat exercises that occur in the side-lying position. ; Performing this exercise atop the BoSU challenges the deep stabilizers of the spine and torso as well as balance.
Half Swan on the Bosu is an excellent way to learn how to perform any original Pilates exercise that involves only thoracic extension (upper back extension) correctly. ; By placing your lumbar spine (lower back) in flexion over the Bosu, one can focus on targeting the upper fibers of the erector spinae and extend just the thoracic spine which helps improve posture and increase flexibility of the spine.