Simona Cipriani knows that your first time teaching a senior (especially those with pathologies) can be intimidating—and she's here to lend a helping hand. In this short video, Simona leads her student Lydia through an example of a typical first session for a client with a partially fused thoracic spine. She starts slowly with some seated Pre Pilates, then conducts the rest of the session on the Table/Cadillac. This workout is the perfect introduction to basic Pilates concepts including upper body extension, lengthening of the spine and posture, and bringing awareness to the Powerhouse - all conducted with your client's limitations in mind, with a gentle manner that safely challenges and rejuvenates your senior client. Visit Simona at her studio The Art of Control at SUNY Purchase.