Men's Standing Arm Springs with Inelia Garcia

Archival Men’s Standing Arm Springs (Portuguese)

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Joe Pilates created a series of Standing Arm Springs for men and if you’ve never seen or practiced them, you’re in for a treat. Due to her close relationship with Romana, Inelia Garcia learned the complete series and shares it here with a bonus ending: the Short Box with the Roll Back Bar. It’s an impressive workout that you must experience to appreciate, since Inelia’s men make it look so easy (hint: it’s not). Our thanks to Pilates Studio Portugal Amoreiras where this video was filmed. Learn more about studio franchising, teacher training and lessons at any of the 50+ studios founded by Inelia in South America, at: Pilates Studio Brasil.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Gina Jackson 2 years ago

    Wow and more wow! The musical rhythm of her voice accompanied with the visual is all I need.
    Translation not necessary. Simply awe-inspiring.
    Thank you Inela, Alisa and Jack!

  2. ClaudiaBorelli 2 years ago

    Minha maior alegria é ser formada pela Inélia , uma “mestra” incrível. Tenho sempre a oportunidade de estar ao lado dela aprendendo mais a cada ano que passa. O método nas mão dela vibra como música, emoção e amor o tempo todo!
    Ver Inélia dando aula e ensinando cada detalhe para os professores formados por ela me emociona sempre.
    Parabéns MESTRA!!!
    Gratidão por todo ensinamento ????????

  3. RimaBorgogni 2 years ago

    Beautiful. This is my first class watching Inelia, amazing!! A new favorite instructor. I agree her teaching transcends language!! Thank you Pilatesology!!

  4. amanda rhine 2 years ago

    I wish I could interpret what she says in the beginning of class. Can anyone help?

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi Amanda, It’s funny because I don’t really speak Portuguese but having been around everyone a few times now and knowing what Inelia was doing, I know what she’s describing. At the beginning, Inelia is saying she’s going to give a little arm sequence for men that’s done standing, and she’ll add a way to do the Short Box in different positions which is good for men because doing it on different apparatus like the Guillotine, Baby Chair etc. helps them understand the dynamics and how to use their spine, improve flexibility, posture, rotation… She then introduces her students who are mostly just finished with training and a few have been teaching for several years. I should mention that we are always working on ways to make our videos easy for everyone to understand and so far, creating subtitles for videos that are filmed in other languages has proved to be too big a project for us to take on. I hope you’ll follow along anyway; I feel like my brain expands so much more when I do a video in a different language!

  5. ewragge 2 years ago

    I understand exactly what she’s saying even though I don’t speak the language!! Great teacher!

  6. nikki6311 3 years ago

    Loved it!!

  7. Mary
    Mary 3 years ago

    Loads of fun! I would encourage anyone to take Inelia’s classes. You definitely do not need to know Portugese to understand her (at least this is what I tell myself.) It becomes a great mental exercise as well.

  8. Gilann 3 years ago

    Inelia is my hero! It is an instructor’s dream to have a class of men like this! Very inspiring. I learned so much. Thank you Inelia. And, by the way, the filming was brilliant!

  9. DKimbro 3 years ago

    Never thought I would say this…can’t wait to go do the Short Box! Loved it.

  10. Teaser74 3 years ago

    Very nice class. Quite demanding, but the one hour went by so smoothly, enjoyed it a lot. Loved the Short Box at the end!!!

  11. Kerry 3 years ago

    WOW! That was awesome. So great to see the short box series in different places. Loved it.

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