Strength & Length Reformer

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Get your day started right with a Reformer workout that will wake up your whole body in less than 40 minutes. Alisa keeps you moving through the classical Intermediate series while sharing details about what each exercise does for your body and how to do them better. You'll finish up with the Standing Side Splits to reinforce your upright posture so you can float through the rest of your day! If you are in the Los Angeles Area, come visit us at Pilatesology Studio in Hermosa Beach!

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  1. valegriff 7 months ago

    Hi Alisa! Great workout as always. Interested to know why you moved short box series to after long stretch series as opposed to doing it after long box? Either way it felt great and I always love your cueing.

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Thanks valegriff, I’m glad you enjoyed this one! The reason short box is in a different place than what you’re used to is that I was following the original advanced Reformer order where the box comes later. To make the class an intermediate level, I left out advanced exercises but kept the box in the same place. If you’re used to doing it Romana’s way it’s strange to put the box away at this point! Romana went from Short box to Long box right away to save time and keep the flow since she knew that most clients wouldn’t be doing the 2nd long box which is where the short box is in the original order. She also created a specific order for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. From what I’ve heard, Joe Pilates didn’t have levels, he simply taught the same (advanced) order and left out exercises depending on the client’s ability.

  2. Sheckie71 2 years ago

    Excellent! Been away for three weeks so this was perfect in pace and content to wake everything up. ????????

  3. AHORRY 2 years ago

    Alisa great cueing for the Backstroke swimming… loved it! huge connection into the abs! Well done thank you so much!

  4. Jennifer Allen

    This was PERFECT after being out of my studio for a week. Thank you, Alisa! 🙂

  5. Kerry 2 years ago

    Thanks Alisa! Great workout, fast enough but not too fast. Some really great cues as well. Although you do count funny in footwork. 😉

  6. rshall 2 years ago

    This is a great workout, especially when you’ve been away from the reformer for awhile. Even though I have been doing advanced reformer, I know it’s never good for me to jump back into the same level after a break. I got a great workout with this intermediate session because, although Alisa keeps you moving, she goes just slow enough to really work your muscles. Too often with a fast moving reformer workout, it’s easy to cheat with momentum. There will be no cheating in this workout! Thanks Alisa!

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Thank you rshall!! and I’m with you–I admit that I too sometimes fall into the momentum trap but I know when I get it right because I’m always a bit sore a day or 2 later. Hope you are feeling this one like I did ;).

      • rshall 2 years ago

        Yep. Today: lower abs, which are hard for me to get. What I love about pilatesology is that even after many years of practice, I can still pick up tips that change the way I do an exercise. In this video, is was when you reminded that the beginning of teaser was just like what we’d just done, and to roll up from there. I knew that, but slowing down the exercise, and seeing you do it was brilliant.

  7. Dolores Coeck 2 years ago

    Great workout!!! i like it when you give the goal of the excercises.

  8. ewapilates
    ewapilates 2 years ago

    Love it:) Thank you, Alisa:)

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