Swan Dive with the Foam Roller is a variation on the original Pilates exercise “Swan Dive” that is performed on the mat and all Pilates equipment. Using the foam roller activates the latissimus dorsi and erector spinae as you extend the spine and roll the roller toward you. You’ll tone the muscles of the back and increase flexibility of the spine.
Reverse Long Stretch on the Foam Roller is a variation of the Pilates reformer exercise Long Stretch. The difficulty of this exercise varies greatly according to body type, so while some of you may find it easy and achieve a larger range of motion than we do, others will be challenged with minimal range of motion. Draw your belly button into your spine and maintain the pelvis and spine in neutral throughout to strengthen the core and flatten the abs
Hip Lift on the Foam Roller is a variation of the original Pilates Reformer exercise “Hip Lift.” The abdominal muscles work to hold the pelvis in neutral as the hamstrings work eccentrically and concentrically to control the roller. You’ll tone the backs of the legs and flatten the abs!
Watchdog on the Foam Roller is a variation of the exercise Watchdog which challenges core strength balance and shoulder girdle stability. ; Core strength and control is a central tenet of classical Pilates and the instability of the foam roller really challenges both
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