Pilates Ladder Barrel w/ Niedra Gabriel

Ladder Barrel Workout

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If you’re an overworked Pilates teacher running on empty when it comes to caring for your own body, you are not alone. Join Lani Palatino, the owner of Mind2Body studio as NIedra leads her through a stress-relieving, body elongating, breath of fresh air workout on the Ladder Barrel. Apparatus Note: This workout teaches a variation of Swan Dive that was taught to Lani by Romana Kryzanowska in which 2 light leg springs are attached to a Roll-Back Bar and used to create an oppositional energy. Be sure that your Ladder Barrel won’t slip on the floor by securing it with a non-slip surface.

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  1. Kerry 8 months ago

    Agree with everyone! Going to try the springs! You made the trick at the end look so easy. 🙂 Thank you

  2. Gaia Faggiani
    gaia 7 years ago

    Hello Nidra, I agree with everybody about springs on ladder! Can’t wait to try also, always have been upset with my being too short to come up on the ladder, Tomorrow I’ll try with a box! Thank you!

  3. Niedra Gabriel Author
    Niedra Gabriel 7 years ago

    You should try it. there is nothing like feeling it….

  4. pilatesangel 7 years ago

    Oooh, looks like fun at the end! And the springs on the ladder for resistance, Romana was truly a genius!!!! Thanks ladies!

    • Niedra Gabriel Author
      Niedra Gabriel 7 years ago

      Have you tried this yet? it puts a completely different perspective to swan on the barrel. you will LOVE it.

  5. Legsprings for the Swan on the Ladder barrel., what a great idea!

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