WORKOUT LEVEL: Disk 1 and 2 - Beginner (Level 1 of 5)
LANGUAGE TRACKS: Disk 1 – English
Disk 2 – English/French
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Exercise Mat, Foam Cushion or pillow, Stability Ball™
DISK 1: Standing Tall: This workout is ideal for improving posture to stand taller. If lower back pain, neck tension and postural problems are cramping your quality of life, this program can help you. With concentrated effort, you will 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 streamlined workout that activates the mind and the body towards optimal back care.
DISK 2: The Secret to a Strong Back: Get ready for a strong back and lean body! Be good to your back with this strengthening and stabilizing workout. Improve posture and reduce pain while you tone your arms and legs. This routine includes one main Matwork routine, and a bonus Stability Ball™ workout!
DVD Contents: 26 exercises; Workout Time - 38 min; DVD Length - 96 min; Closed captioning
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
The Secret to a Strong Back
DVD Contents: 21 exercises; Workout Time - 36 min; Bonus Stability Ball Segment - 25 min; DVD Length - 96 min; Closed captioning
WARM UP: Breathing, Pelvic Placement, Leg Slides, Knee Drops, Scapula Isolation
EXERCISES: Ab Prep, Obliques, Hip Rolls, Shoulder Bridge Prep, Scapula Isolation, Breast Stroke Prep, Heel Squeeze Prone, Breathing, Retract & Protract, Leg Pull Front, Swimming Prep, Side-Lying, Bend & Stretch, Side-Lying, Knee Lift, Side-Lying, Top Leg Abduction, Side-Lying, Top Leg Circles, Ankle Circles
- A special message from the founders of STOTT PILATES®, Lindsay & Moira Merrithew
- Review the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles
- Bonus workout – try the next level
- Work out with music only
- Preview other video titles
- Meet the instructors
- Check out Merrithew™ Equipment
- Learn about instructor training
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.
PJ O'Clair is a Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ and a vital member of the company’s programming team. PJ specializes in STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. PJ is a featured instructor in numerous Merrithew™ professional and consumer DVDs sold around the world.