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At Home Reformer Challenge: Week 2 Legs

At Home Reformer Challenge - Week 2 Legs

Activate your glutes, quads, hamstrings, inner thighs and calves with Week 2 of the At Home Reformer Challenge!

Every day on Instagram, we’re posting a new STOTT PILATES® Essential or Intermediate exercise that you can do on your Merrithew Reformer. Each week we’ll be targeting a different area of the body, so by the end of the month, you’ll have an entire full-body Reformer workout that you can do at home anytime.

For those who are new to Reformer Pilates, try completing 6 reps of each exercise. If you want to challenge yourself and increase the intensity, complete 8-10 reps, and if you’re an advanced practitioner, aim for 12-15 reps.

For Week 2, we focused on the legs. Here’s a recap of the whole workout.

1. Second Position Parallel

Second Position Parallel A
Second Position Parallel B

Starting position: Supine on carriage. Heels on footbar, hip-distance apart and parallel.

Movement: Push carriage out, extending the knees. Return.


2. Footwork Lower & Lift

Footwork Lower and Lift B
Footwork Lower and Lift A

Starting position: Supine on carriage. Toes and balls of feet on footbar, hip-distance apart and parallel.

Movement: Drop both heels down. Lift.


3. Bend & Stretch Lateral Rotation

Bend and Stretch Lateral Rotation A
Bend and Stretch Lateral Rotation B

Starting position: Supine on carriage. Feet in straps. Knees flexed and in turn out position (heels together, knees apart).

Movement: Push into feet extending the knees. Return.


4. Hamstring Curls

Hamstring Curls A
Hamstring Curls B

Starting position: Prone on box facing the footbar. Feet in straps. Knees flexed and in turn out position (heels together, knees apart).

Movement: Flex knees pulling feet close to seat. Return.


5. Leg Circles

Leg Circles A
Leg Circles B

Starting position: Supine on carriage. Feet in straps. Legs straight on diagonal, in turn out position.

Movement: Lift legs and then open and circle around. Reverse.

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