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Teaching Tip of the Week: Feet in Straps Modification for Tight Hamstrings

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.

Feet in Straps Modification for Tight Hamstrings

Many clients complain of tight hamstrings! We can lengthen the straps for these clients, but the range of motion is often unsatisfying. Try elevating their hips a little bit- we’re using a FitDisc in this video. Issuing regular length straps do a single leg variation on the Feet in Straps work rather than double legs. The focus becomes far less about the limitations of the hamstrings and more about the leg & core work. For the bonus challenge have your clients lift their arms off the carriage!

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

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. 

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