Backstroke Tutorial

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Andrea and her student Sandy demonstrate the Backstroke on the Reformer. You’ll get tips on how to get on, how to do it the first time, how to make it more advanced (reverse the movement) and common mistakes that you might be making. Our thanks to member Elaine for requesting this video! Visit Andrea at Pilates Andrea.

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  1. jsurim 1 year ago

    Wonderful tutorial, Andrea! Your keen eye and clear cueing are always so helpful to me. I’d love to see a tutorial on teaser. Perhaps on the mat and then on the reformer?

  2. pilates 2 years ago

    Lovin’ the tutorials. Always learn a new idea!

  3. Deborahstreetgross 2 years ago

    Thank you so much. As a newcomer to the reformer these tutorials are so great for me. I love your teaching style. Deborah Gross

    • Andrea Maida Author

      Deborah, Thank you so much for watching and for becoming a Pilates practitioner!! That’s awesome 🙂 Please let me know if there are other exercises you would like to see featured in a tutorial – and much love and good fortune to you on your journey. xox

  4. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    Thank you Andrea, please keep more tutorial; what about stomach massage? Great way to put every single muscle together and use the center, Sandy did amazing job as well, kisses both of you.

    • Andrea Maida Author

      Hi there Lovely 🙂 Thanks so much for watching this one – and thanks for the suggestion to do a tutorial on the Stomach Massage Series. It has literally become my very favorite Pilates Reformer exercise of all time. That thing is so useful and filled with good stuff! Love to you and see you in January!! xox

  5. This was excellent! I agree with above suggestion of Short Spine, one of my favorites!

  6. Asilvestrada 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for your explanations. Can I suggest a tutorial for short spine? Thanks a lot

    • Andrea Maida Author

      Hi there – Thank you so much for watching and for sharing the love here 🙂 Yes – thank you for the request and stay tuned – short spine is such a good one! xo

  7. cespeirs 2 years ago

    I love your videos Andrea! You always bring a sense of eager exploration to the mat and make it fun.

    • Andrea Maida Author

      Thanks so much. Pilates is an unending journey – you never know what you might learn with each workout! And I find that to be so exciting 🙂 Thanks for watching and for your kind words. xox

  8. Juliane
    Juliane 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for this tutorial ! Maybe next one could be about Up Stretch ?! Kisses

    • Andrea Maida Author

      Ooh yeah that is a good one… I really need to do a tutorial on the Up Stretch for my own workout as well 🙂 You got it – it’s on the list! Thank you so much for watching.

  9. 2 years ago

    I love your tutorials. You always get to the essence of the work.

  10. Madhavi Abuja 2 years ago

    I could use a tutorial on every reformer exercise 🙂

  11. rjv007 2 years ago

    I get it, thank you so much!

  12. Reb 2 years ago

    Great job!

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