Learn from the Leaders in Mindful Movement™ and master the instruction of the Merrithew® Essential Reformer repertoire. This DVD is ideal for Instructors and Instructors-in-training looking to understand the goals of Essential Reformer exercises along with the correct movement and breath patterns, alignment and cuing. Harness the spring resistance of your Merrithew™ Reformer to strengthen and lengthen muscles, developing core stability and mind-body connection. Help tone the body, build stamina and endurance as you rebalance muscles and improve spinal health. Change things up and use the Reformer, Reformer Box, Maple Pole and Platform Extender to put your clients on the right track to aligning and balancing their entire body. Client modifications, safety concerns, and the specific benefits of Pilates Reformer exercise are outlined.
INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: Essential
LANGUAGE TRACK: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Reformer, Reformer Box, Maple Pole and Platform Extender
Challenge yourself and your clients by using the Reformer, Reformer Box, Maple Pole and Platform Extender and learn from the leaders in Pilates instruction how to get the most out of your Reformer workout.
– 31 exercises
– Workout Time – 55 min
– DVD Length – 246 min
Warm up: Breathing, Mermaid, Hip Rolls
Exercises: Footwork (Second Position, Single Leg), Hundred, Bend & Stretch, Lift & Lower, Adductor Stretch, Short Spine, MidBack Series, Back Rowing Preps, Side Arm Preps Sitting, Side Twist Sitting, Front Rowing Preps, Stomach Massage, Arms Pulling Straps, Round Back, Straight Back, Twist, Tree, Elephant, Mermaid, Leg Circles, Knee Stretches, Running, Hip Lift, Hip Rolls, Single Thigh Stretch, Side Splits
Bonus clips: Cueing and Modifications for Essential Reformer, Challenging Your Client Safely on the Essential Reformer, Group Training on the Reformer, Reformer Features & Safety, 2nd edition, Group SPX® Reformer* Safety
– Review the Five Basic Principles
– Choose to work out with or without instructor’s voice
– Preview another challenging title
– View instructors’ bios
– Learn more about Merrithew™ Equipment and Education
Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew™, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their brands STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Working closely with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research.