Ladder Barrel Quick Workout with Clare Dunphy Hemani

Ladder Barrel Quickie

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Need a quick refresher on the Ladder Barrel? This short sequence is fantastic for getting a quick workout while providing clarity in your teaching cues for when it’s your turn to give it to your clients. Clare covers foundation exercises such as Swan, Short Box, Side Sit Ups with Legs Low as well more challenging moves like the Grasshopper and Handstand, plus an advanced bonus section at the end. Enjoy! Visit Clare at Progressive Bodyworks and explore her new program for studio owners: Pilates Avatar.

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  1. jackielatour

    Awesome quick barrel workout, loved it! My back feels so good!

  2. Carolyne_Ergin

    Like always, G R E A T!!!

  3. blspilates 4 years ago

    I believe you had hip replacement surgery? I am scheduled for the operation, and I was afraid doing exercises like that would no longer be a possibility.
    Thanks for showing me I can still do Pilates.
    Thanks for the inspiring video!

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author

      I thought life as I knew it was over before the surgery. I am eternally grateful to Pilates for giving me my active life back! I work with care and certainly leave out the splits, but there is sooo much I can do…and you too! Thanks for connecting!!! – Clare

  4. joesmat 4 years ago

    The Lady demonstrating – Tina – was a wonderful Pilates Person and must be a delight to have as a student.
    I really like the movements you demonstrated at the end.
    1. Coming off the back bend into a Shoulder Stand.
    2. Then progressing into a Hand Stand or what you referred to as “essentially a Shoulder Stand”.
    3. Finally Bicycle into a Hand Stand.
    You might give your suggestions for doing these exercises without the Apparatus for those of us who only possess a Mat!
    I can think of up against a Wall, and the High Bridge for Bicycle (if your body permits and it is the one Mat exercise my body won’t do!)
    You will have the answers!
    I reckon your Student -Tina – Could give those ending exercises a very good attempt.
    Thank you Clare for sharing. Be well – It is immediately apparent that you practice very regularly, every day I recall, and if I might venture to suggest your a wonderful example of a top class Classical Pilates Instructor.

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