|As we’ve come to the end of our current Find Your Flow® program, we thought it may be helpful to recap on what we’ve been doing – and why.
We called this program ‘Kneeling Arms’ as that was the climax of the program. However, as we went through the program, we suspect that, like us, you may have found the name to be a little misleading!
In fact, the main focus of the program was about opening up our hips – so that by the time we reached the challenge of high kneeling, our hips, thighs and core muscles were sufficiently flexible and strong to enable us to meet the challenge!
But don’t get us wrong – we know (and hope you felt!) that you were getting a fully body workout – adding springs to increase the load as you became stronger!
Our ‘warm up’ exercises of standing thigh stretches and lunges, the Mermaid/Z-sit rotations and Bridging helped us begin to open our hips and strengthen supporting muscles in the legs and core. We also improved the stability of our standing leg as we learned that, to get the most from the exercises, both legs had to work equally hard!
The work on the short box was a carry across of ‘Climb a Tree‘ from our previous program. We carried this movement across partly because so many of you were making amazing progress in that movement, but also because much of its focus is on opening the hip and reaching into the back of the thigh of the long supporting leg. This movement also helps to strengthen the core – which you all found to be so important in maintaining good alignment the tall kneeling. So, it was a perfect fit in the Kneeling Arms program!
We know that there are some positions that not everyone can get into. The fact that we perform variations of the same movements over a period of six weeks or so means that we are much better able to plan ahead to offer alternatives that will challenge and help you achieve the same benefits. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to be in a particular position, please let us know, so that we can offer you an alternative!
We have been thrilled to have your feedback about how much you’re enjoying the themed programs and the methodology behind them. But even more importantly, we are delighted to see how much stronger everyone has become and how great your posture is – well done and congratulations from all of us to each of you!
If you’d like to experience our Find Your Flow® themed programs, book your place in one of our Reformer Plus classes – see the timetable and book your below.
If you’re new to Pilates, you can experience the Reformer in our Reformer Fundamentals Class on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm – we’d love to see you! Reserve your place below.