Workout level: All Levels
Language tracks: English
Required equipment: Exercise Mat
Be kind to your spine: Back pain is one of the most common ailments plaguing adults today. Take back your quality of life by strengthening core muscles around the spine, shoulders and abdomen. The first level in the Back Care Series, Be Kind to Your Spine, is a great way to improve flexibility, mobility and functional fitness. It is ideal for fitness instructors and rehabilitation practitioners.
Pain-free posture: The back is the foundation for functional fitness. Everyone can benefit from strengthening the deep support muscles around the spine. This second level Back Care Pilates Series workout continues to build on core stability, spinal alignment and range of mobility, so you can develop pain-free posture. Master Instructor Trainer, Moira Merrithew, coaches you through an exercise program that engages both mind and body as you work towards a strong, healthy, stress-free back.
Standing tall: The Standing Tall workout is ideal for improving posture allowing your client to stand both tall and straight. If lower back pain, neck tension and postural problems are cramping your quality of life, this program can help you. With concentrated effort, you’ll learn to lengthen your spine, correct your posture and stand up strong and tall. Let Master Instructor Trainer Moira Merrithew lead you through a stretching, strengthening and streamlining workout that activates the mind and the body towards optimal back care.
Be kind to your spine
- 19 exercises
- Workout Time – 27 min
Exercises: Breathing Forward, Breathing Sitting, Flex Elbows - Open Chest, Imprint & Release, Leg Slides, Hip Release, Spinal Rotation, Spine Twist, Cat Stretch, Hip Rolls, Scapula Isolation, Shoulder Rolls, Arm Raises, Arm Circles, Head Nods, Ab Prep, Breast Stroke Prep 1, Shell Stretch, Mermaid
- 23 exercises
- Workout Time – 29 min
Exercises: Breathing, Transversus Connection, Imprint & Release, Hip Release, Spinal Rotation, Cat Stretch, Hip Rolls, Scapula Isolation, Rib Cage Placement, Arm Circles, Head Nods, Ab Prep, Breast Stroke Prep, Shell Stretch, Half Roll Back, Spine Twist, Single Leg Stretch Prep, Shoulder Bridge Prep, Side Kicks, Single Leg Extension, Leg Pull Front Prep, Mermaid
- 26 exercises
- Workout Time – 38 min
Exercises: Breathing, Transversus Connection, Imprint & Release, Toe Taps, Hip Release, Spinal Rotation, Cat Stretch, Rib Cage Placement, Arm Circles, Head Nods, Ab Prep, Breast Stroke, Shell Stretch, Hundred Modification, Half Roll Back, Spine Twist, Single Leg Stretch Modification, Obliques Modification, Shoulder Bridge Prep, Side Kick, Single Leg Extension, Swan Dive Prep, Swimming Prep, Leg Pull Front Prep, Push Up Prep, Mermaid
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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™, Total Barre® 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.
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