5 Cool 😎 Pilates Exercises πŸ’ͺ You Can do πŸ‘ without ❌ a Reformer ...

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Need some Pilates exercises without a reformer?

Pilates is a great exercise regime for anyone and if you think you need a reformer in order to practice, think again!

Pilates reformers tend to be intimidating to beginners, with all those straps and moving parts!

The best part is, there are many exercises you can do on a mat in the comfort of your own home.

These five exercises will work your core, back, hips and arms.

Keep in mind that Pilates is meant to be practiced in a very slow and controlled manner with the focus on the breath.

The core should always be engaged and close attention to muscle contractions will benefit you in the long run.2

Extra credit if you have a yoga block and straps, but they aren’t mandatory.

So here are some of the best Pilates exercises without a reformer.

1. Core - Toe Taps

Start by lying face up on your mat with a neutral spine, your knees bent and feet flat.

Exhale and slowly bring your legs one at a time up to chair position, knees bent at 90 degrees.2

On each exhale, tap one toe to the mat, alternating with each rep, only going as low as your body allows without creating an arch in the lower back.

As you inhale, bring the leg one at a time back to chair position.

Do 10 reps on each side and you have one of the best Pilates exercises without a reformer.

Back - T Press
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