Teacher Training Tip of the Week: Hip & Leg Sequence for less mobile clients
Hip & Leg Sequence for less mobile clients
We thought it would be appropriate for Mother's Day to bring you into our BUMP Pilates class! This is a standing sequence to build strength of the hip and legs while using a lot of core to help stabilize and work for better balance.It is appropriate for any clients that have less mobility and/ or compromised balance. The Tendon Stretch is done on a Yellow spring standing next to the Reformer (use the footbar for balance as needed) This is surprisingly good Inner Core work! The Abductor Press is done on a Blue spring and is a great modification of the Side Leg Splits. It is much safer than having these clients stand on top of the machines and gives much more feedback to the whole lateral system then the double leg version.The Lunge is also done on a Blue spring targeting and coordination the whole hip, glutes and leg. Approximately 10-15 repetitions of each and a Figure 4 stretch on each hip before switching to the other side.
Ruth Ruttan is the Education Coordinator for Retrofit Pilates in Toronto, Canada, a Master Instructor specializing in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and a Birth & Postpartum Doula. Each week Ruth shares tips, tools and reminders for Pilates instructors and students with the intention of keeping us inspired, asking questions and always seeking to improve our teaching and our Pilates practice.