This summer I’ve put together my 3rd Annual Summer Pilates Challenge, I think we can now say it has officially become a tradition. My clients start asking for the new Challenge as soon as May. So here it is! The theme this year is a concentration on the 4 movements of the spine: flexion, extension, side bending and twisting.
I teach a short series of exercises on the roller meant to relax and release. You will concentrate on your breathing, work your arms, release upper back tension and then do a bit of balancing to focus on engaging your deep abdominal muscles.
This spring I thought it would be fun to do a simple challenge with one exercise to complement your weekly or bi-weekly Pilates class and to throw into your home workout. For those who do not workout at home yet here's the perfect opportunity to try to do a little something: the Pilates Plank Challenge!
The 2015 Pilates Challenge is an even bigger challenge than last year. The goal is to do the series every day in July, then to continue during your vacation and to do it wherever you are!