So, you only make a mat class once a week or you only work on the equipment.  What are some mat exercises you can do at home in 15 minutes to keep your core strong and you instructors happy? ;-)

  • Pelvic Curl/Bridge
  • Spine Twist Supine
  • Chest Lift
  • Roll-up
  • Spin Stretch
  • Side Leg Lifts
  • Basic Swan

Many times we set unrealistic goals for our at home practice, like doing at least an hour of Pilates a day.  Then if you don't find that hour or are not motivated to exercise that long you do nothing.  A 15 minute time slot is perfect for doing a brief, full body session touching all the primary ranges of motion and working the key muscle groups.  This is great for a maintenance program to use between your sessions in the studio.  It is an excellent way of staying connect to the work and in shape while traveling.  If you don't know these exercises, ask one of our instructors to show you them or write down the steps for you!  There are also many instructional video on the internet on each of these exercises.  

(part of this sequence was taken from Pilates Style Magazine, by Rael Isacowitz)

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