Arm Chair with Sonjé

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The Arm Chair has a reputation for being easy but with Sonjé Mayo at the wheel, you can throw that out the window. In this session, she takes her student Hilary Norcross through a basic set of exercises with cues aimed at elongating her back, opening her chest and strengthening her posture. If you have your own Arm Chair, join her to understand the intensity it takes to get the most out of it. For lessons, workshop requests and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjé Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Jennifer Allen

    So wonderful! Thank you Sonje and everyone involved with making this video! It’s so easy, especially right now, to blow off using the Arm Chair, but I still use it a couple of times each week for myself and/or my clients. I can’t thank you enough for connecting more of the dots and giving me a few alternatives to what I’ve learned thus far. :))

  2. robertapilates 1 year ago

    Wow! How many exercises and how deep you reach!! Thanks a lot!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      I just love the range of exercises on the Arm Chair……it is such a great workout and I am delighted that you agree!

  3. loremiller
    loremiller 1 year ago

    Wonderful tutorial Sonje! Baby chair is so under used I think because it is not really understood. This presentation makes more sense then any I have seen.
    Thank you for your contribution to Pilates. You are very appreciated.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      Thank you for your appreciative comments! It is so gratifying to know that I have made a small contribution.

  4. Victoria Sommer 1 year ago

    Wonderful workout, thank you!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      Thank you for watching and posting positive feedback!

  5. Jon Hawkins

    A very gifted teacher and my favourite piece of apparatus, a win win situation! I’m so pleased that you mentioned that stronger guys can go on this apparatus if they know what they are doing and do not muscle through.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      Thank you Jon! I hope our paths cross one day……

  6. Sonjé Mayo Author
    Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

    The Arm Chair is such a challenge and thank you for your feedback!
    This particular lady has a ‘menopausal’ shoulder so you were very astute to note that I had to consider that very carefully…..

  7. ewapilates
    ewapilates 1 year ago

    Great expertise; excellent tailor-made workout for the lady in question. She feels it enormously; it shows:) Thanks, Sonje.

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