Sometimes we aren’t able to perform certain exercises because of things like pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction, flexibility, body shape or mobility.
This series is all about how to modify common Pilates moves that are difficult to do for some body types and abilities.
This 9-part series includes videos on how to modify:
- The v-sit and the bird dog
- The squat and the half roll-back
- The push-up and the plank (including side planks)
- The bicycle crunch
- Moves for wrist discomfort
- Moves for upper body tension
- Moves for neck discomfort
- The roll-back
- Lower abs moves
There are different levels of modifications offered for each exercise so choose which one works best for you and your body.
Once you complete this series, here are some other series we recommend:
Day 1: Pilates Modifications: V-Sit & Bird DogPilates modifications for the V-sit and the Bird Dog.
Day 2: Pilates Modifications: Squat & Half Roll BackPilates modifications for the squat and the half roll-back
Day 3: Pilates Modifications: The Push-Up & PlankPilates modifications for the plank and push-up.
Day 4: Pilates Modifications: Bicycle CrunchHow to modify the Pilates criss cross or bicycle crunch
Day 5: Wrist ModificationsThis short video shows you how to modify Pilates moves to help ease discomfort on your wrists.
Day 6: Upper Body TensionThis short video shows you how to decrease tension in your neck and upper traps when doing upper body moves.
Day 7: Neck DiscomfortIn this short video, we show you how to decrease neck discomfort when doing the Pilates Ab curl.
Day 8: Roll Back ModificationThis short video shows you how to modify the Pilates roll-back to help you gradually work into the full roll-back.
Day 9: Lower Abs ModificationsThis short video shows you how to modify lower abdominal moves to minimize lower back discomfort and help you gradually and safely build lower ab strength.