Pilates Chair Challenge

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Take the Pilates Chair Challenge! In this fun and quick session, you’ll practice a favorite Pilates exercise: The Pull-Up. Gina’s challenge takes you from practicing the Pull Up with lots of help on a heavy spring setting down to a light setting until you can’t lift the pedal anymore. You’ve won challenge when you can lift the pedal with no springs at all! Filmed at Gina Papalia’s studio, Grasshopper Pilates, in Soho, New York City.

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  1. Wonderful job!

  2. joesmat 8 years ago

    If one does not have this piece of Apparatus, have you any alternative ways of practicing these exercises to achieve the same results?
    Thank you.

    • Gina Papalia
      Gina Papalia 6 years ago

      Sorry for the delay – 2 years on this – but I am just seeing this. I would do it on the ball in a plank position. Feet on the ball, legs straight – more like a plank exercise. You could use the same queuing. Good luck!

  3. Ynowak 8 years ago

    She did great!

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