Pilates is so much more than abdominal exercises that involve heavy flexion of the spine. A well rounded Pilates workout incorporates flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation in order to create a healthy, flexible spine. Rotation is such a crucial aspect of the Pilates method as it strengthens the deep, intrinsic muscles that support the spine, creating the perfect marriage of strength and flexibility, which in turn creates even better flexion and extension. We can't have one without the other, and that’s why it’s so important that we concentrate on this often neglected plane of motion.
This workout is designed to improve our range of rotation. Practicing rotation feels incredible, you will see and feel the benefits right away! Improved rotation will allow you to achieve greater mobility not only in your Pilates practice, but also in day to day activites and sports that require rotation. This is an excellent workout for golfers, tennis players, footballers and swimmers!