3 exercises to kickstart your at-home Reformer Pilates practice

3 exercises to kickstart your at-home Reformer Pilates practice

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If you’re new to Reformer Pilates, get ready to discover a delightful way of moving that makes your body feel good.

Merrithew Reformers are unique and specialized pieces of fitness equipment that use spring resistance to provide an exercise experience unlike any other.

By adjusting the spring tension, you can provide more support or increase the challenge of each move, depending on your fitness level and exercise goals. That makes the Reformer a highly customizable and adaptable piece of equipment for a diverse range of needs and abilities, from rehab to athletic conditioning.

Before you begin your workout, we encourage you to read about the STOTT PILATES® Principles to ensure you get the most out of your workout and perform the exercises safely and effectively.

Once you’re ready to start moving, check out these three exercises demonstrated and cued by Merrithew Instructor Trainer Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke, owner of Merrithew Host Training Center DC Movement Lab in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Rouxchelle guides you through a Footwork exercise to warm-up the lower body and mobilize the hips, knees and ankle joints, then a couple positions from the Mid-Back Series to activate the triceps, core and hip flexors, and ends with a relaxing Mermaid stretch to mobilize the spine through lateral flexion and lengthen the obliques.

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Remember, health experts suggest you talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

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DC Movement Lab is the proud partner of Merrithew™ on the Gold Coast, offering mindful movement education courses and workshops, training that gives you the competitive edge in the fitness industry.

Merrithew is proud to celebrate 30 years in the fitness industry. As the company grows and diversifies they continue to broaden their portfolio of programming by introducing new and exciting forms of mindful exercise, including STOTT PILATES®, STOTT PILATES Rehab, ZEN•GA®, CORE, Total Barre®, Halo® Training and Merrithew Fascial Movement all of which are recognized as The Professional’s Choice around the globe.

At DC Movement Lab we offer: 

STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre®, Halo® Training Courses and Workshops, with the list growing every year.

Are interested in becoming a STOTT PILATES® Instructor?

As a newbie you can get started with our Functional Anatomy Course.  This course fully prepares you or additionally it can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfil the anatomy prerequisite for the Intensive program.

The classroom-style presentation utilises visual aids and hands-on techniques providing students with a thorough review of anatomy basics which can be applied to all repertoire, as well as functional activities and movement, making this course the best learning experience.

This course uses lectures, demonstrations and group activities to teach basic anatomy fundamentals. There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action.

Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analysed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Attending this course will deepen your understanding of the body and enhance your teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.

After you have completed this course you can enrol either into the IMP- Intensive Mat Course or the IR – Intensive Reformer Course.

If you are already working in the field of movement then you can start with either the IMP- Intensive Mat Course or the IR – Intensive Reformer Course.

Contact Rouxchelle for more details on how to get started with your Pilates Career!

Look out for the update on the National Certificate 4 and Diploma in Pilates – Coming Soon. We cannot wait to add this to the already exceptional education of STOTT PILATES®.