Increased Shoulder Mobility in Rowing

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Michael Johnson shares his unique take on the Rowing series. Follow him through the classical exercises with variations and cues that will awaken more mobility (and muscles) than you thought you had! Check out Michael’s Instagram page, where you can contact him to teach workshops or private lessons in NYC. Our thanks to The Art of Control™ in Stamford, CT where this was filmed.

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  1. jsurim 3 months ago

    So informative! You made me look at the rowing series in a whole new way. Thank you 🙂

  2. jbm 1 year ago

    Wow! I can see from the previous comments that I am not alone in thinking this tutorial is fantastic. Thanks so much for your explanations,cues,and thoughts. The variation for tight hamstrings makes so much sense,so nice to see the same connection on the baby chair which I don’t have room for.Am going to look you up the next time I am in NYC.Thanks!

  3. Fitchick72 1 year ago

    This was beyond FANTASTIC! I’m going to watch again and again and again……just to fully digest it all.
    Thank You Thank You Thank You! Incredible from beginning to end!

  4. Avishag 1 year ago

    Michael this was outstanding. I learned a lot from this short video as I always do from your tutorials. You packed so much info in it about exercises I always struggle with my clients. Not to forget my own shoulder mobility which I have to work on. Thank you so much.

    • Michael Johnson Author
      Michael Johnson 1 year ago

      I am glad you found value in the info


  5. Lori1 1 year ago

    I’m not a teacher, just a very interested student and this tutorial was exceptionally helpful for me. Thank you.

    • Michael Johnson Author
      Michael Johnson 1 year ago

      Thanks for your feedback, I am still a student too! ????MJ

  6. Ingridtonelli 1 year ago

    Terrific class Michael, as always! You truly help us reach our potential through hard work, excellent verbal cueing and lots of inspiration. Thank you!

    • Michael Johnson Author
      Michael Johnson 1 year ago

      Ingrid I am so lucky to work with you on a continual basis. Thanks for believing in the process. Your body movements are gaining strength and control. Thanks for watching !! All my best MJ

  7. Fantastic explanation of what Joseph Pilates was aiming for int the Rowing Series. Most of this has been lost over time. Than you for the reminder. This information is very valuable.

  8. Exceptional instruction! Thank you for the care and time you’ve taken to understand and share this series. It always felt awkward, clients hated it!, but I knew it had great potential. I hope to see more from you in the future.
    jenn mccandless
    bodykind pilates
    santa barbara

    • Michael Johnson Author
      Michael Johnson 1 year ago

      Please let me know if it’s helpful and thanks for watching ! MJ

  9. DKimbro 1 year ago

    That…was awesome! Thank you!

  10. mostah87 1 year ago


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