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Photo Reference for Beginner Pilates Reformer Workout


Updated July 12, 2013

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pilates reformer stretch

Deborah Kolwey helps model Paula Kirkland stretch out for the photo shoot at The Pilates Center of Boulder. The equipment is a Centerline Pilates reformer.

(c)2011, Marguerite Ogle

Here is a beautifully demonstrated beginner Pilates reformer workout. It will show you the exercises and their sequence as taught at The Pilates Center of Boulder. There are also equipment notes, safety tips, and a few cues. I'm sure you will appreciate the expertise evident in these reformer exercise photos. We get pros so you can see where you are going with the exercises, but please don't be intimidated!

This is intended to be a reminder photo reference for those doing home reformer workouts in conjunction with Pilates classes. The exercise instructions are not detailed and the tips are not intended to replace live Pilates instruction which is critical for optimum benefit from Pilates equipment exercises.

We have cited the number of springs we are using. Your reformer and spring resistance might be different. Breathe fully -- deep inhales and full exhales. In general, breathe in as you take the carriage out. Exhale as you bring the carriage in. I have noted places where that varies.

Start the Beginner Pilates Reformer Photo Sequence

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