Better Backbends

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Lori's theme for this brilliant mat session is directed at improving your backbends. You'll join Suzie who has a hard time with backbends herself for both a workout and an exploration into why your own particular body might be struggling with this skill. Lori uses a Small Barrel and a Spine Corrector for a few movements, if you don't have either you can still follow along with no apparatus or skip the very end. Visit Lori at Atlas Pilates in Seattle, Washington where she offers Teacher Training as well as private sessions.

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  1. Suebelle
    Suebelle 5 years ago

    Teaching! Really, teaching! Thanks for sharing! Just lovely both of you!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown Author
      Lori Coleman-Brown 5 years ago

      HI Suebelle. I’m glad you liked it!

  2. Kara Wily
    Kara Wily 5 years ago


    You are an “Iron Butterfly”. Just like Romana. Sweet, kind, generous, but at the same time, evoking so much from a body. I had to do the workout with just a rolled up mat and a soft foam roller, but I made it work and feel like a piece of steel myself. Thank you, I cherish getting my body back after a recent “surprise surgery”. Best, Kara

    • Lori Coleman-Brown Author
      Lori Coleman-Brown 5 years ago

      Thank you Kara! What a wonderful compliment.

      I’m glad you liked the class and that it helped you feel strong. Take care!

  3. Simona Cipriani
    Simona Cipriani 6 years ago

    Hi Lori,
    It was great seeing you in this video…I hope you can come to visit us at Purchase soon:)
    Fantastic progression…..I will give it to my students as a work study.
    You bring me back to the old good days:)

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

      Hi Simona!!! I’m glad you liked the video. It would be wonderful to see you! And go down memory lane at Purchase 🙂

  4. Femke 6 years ago

    Lori, I so enjoyed watching this session! Loved how the eyeball/smile/lower GM theme came about and it worked so beautifully on Susie. Hope you come over to London some time, you’re fab.

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

      Thank you for your comments. I really enjoyed working with Susie.
      I will be coming to Europe twice next year, Stuttgart and Rome in the spring and then London possibly in June. Hope to see you there!

    • Lori Coleman-Brown
      Lori Coleman-Brown 6 years ago

      Hi. I’ll be in Europe next year. Rome, Stuttgart and Valencia. Sorry, no London this time. Hope to meet you. Thank you 🙂 Lori

  5. Kelly Hurley
    Kelly Hurley 6 years ago

    Thanks Lori and well done Susie, great work!

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