(…even without expensive studio equipment)
So, you’ve bought your reformer…Maybe it’s a home version of the studio machines you are used to working on. Maybe it’s a sub-$500 model that uses a bungee style chord instead of the springs. Maybe it’s a resistance band setup that hooks up to a door and mimics a reformer. Whatever you have chosen, I’m here to tell you that you still can get a great workout at home…
Here are a few simple things to remember and try…the first one being my personal favorite!!
- Take A Few Private Pilates Sessions with a Certified Instructor – on your machine
- Use the DVD or Manual that came with your machine to get started.
- Focus on Stabilizing your Body and Breathing before you do any movement.
- Try to imagine every single exercise coming from your center.
- Make sure to do exercises that move you in opposition.
- Move slowly through the exercises. (You don’t have to do this all the time, but try to vary your pace)
- Make sure you do all of the following types of movements: Flexion, Extension, Rotation, and Stabilization.
- Get a New Workout – Ultimate Pilates Workout
- Download Audio Workouts from Lynda Lippin
- Read The Pilates Body and The Female Body Break-Through
- Add another activity like interval training, circuit strength training, or yoga to make your pilates workouts even more effective.
Now, that you know what to do … get to it… Let me know if you have any questions about your machine or if you want additional exercises for specific body areas and issues!