|This week we’re taking another look at the Teaser, which has been the Find Your Flow®* focus of our Reformer Plus classes over the last few weeks.
The Teaser is one of the definitive Pilates exercises and many of us have a love/hate relationship with it! When executed well (on the mat, the Reformer or the Chair) it is a wonderful exercise, although it has some challenges along the way!
The Teaser brings together many of the isolated movements that we work on in Reformer or Mat classes. Take a look at the series of movements on our blackboard in the studio. Each of them focuses on an element of the Teaser, to help you find the version that’s right for your body today!
As an integrated movement requiring every part of the body to move well and efficiently, we start by breaking down its many components, to ensure that we have the required core strength. Just as importantly, we need flexibility in our hips and in the back and hamstrings. It also requires good alignment of our pelvis and well-organised head, neck and shoulders.
The Teaser will strengthen abdominal muscles and back extensors, while stretching hips and hamstrings.
We have seen some amazing Teasers on the Reformer over the last few weeks – and would love to see yours!
If you know of anyone who’d like to try Pilates, we have some super introductory offers for clients who are new to the studio:
– a one hour 1:1 session and a Reformer Plus class for only £60; or
– a one hour 1:1 session and a Mat Class (online or in the studio) for only £45.
You can find and buy the introductory offers here and book your sessions below.
* Find our more about our Find Your Flow® Method here.