Beginners Swedish Bars with Simona Cipriani

Swedish Bars Workout for Beginners

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Simona begins this class with a quick history about the Swedish Bars and then leads an informative and enjoyable session that's appropriate for beginners. You'll massage your feet, stretch your legs, lower back, shoulders and hips and improve your strength and coordination with climbing, hanging and stabilizing exercises. Note that it's useful to wear sneakers or sticky socks for most of this session to prevent slipping off the bars while climbing. Visit Simona at her studio The Art of Control at SUNY Purchase.

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  1. lauralynnharry 1 year ago

    LOVE this Simona! Do you have any recommendations of manufacturer/make for the Swedish Bars?… Is there something in particular that I should be looking for (or avoiding) when purchasing? (looking to add these to my studio, but want to have more insight into any logistical issues/or common errors in any of the various makes/models of these).
    Thanks for your time 🙂

  2. jaybeecee 2 years ago

    I recently added double Swedish Bars to studio which have gone mostly unused. I will be practicing on them daily then begin to incorporate them into teaching clients. Thanks Simona and Marcelo.

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hi Jay,
      Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your Swetish Bars …. you and your clients are going to love them!!! So much to do there????????
      Let me know how you are going to incorporate it in your work.

      Sorry for the delay…..working very long hours in Korea right now????

  3. choi
    choi 5 years ago

    good stretch. I got a lot of inspiration.My studio is now narrow. but later. I wll move the large studio.So, I will buy the Swedish Bar. You have taught me I am a practicing and teaching with Pilates epuipment. Thank you!! Simona.

  4. pamdej 5 years ago

    Thank you Simona. This was a fantastic video that shows the diversity of the Swedish Bars.

  5. audainenergy 5 years ago

    Those bars are terrific and that is a great video to showcase all that can be done with them. Thank you very much! On a totally different note, what are those fabulous shoes you are wearing Simone? They look great!

  6. Roshean Lane

    Wow this is awesome thanks so much Simona! I love the foot corrector elements I have many older clients with arthritic feet that find the foot corrector too strong at times. I like the lowest bar being offset like that as well as the top. I have been considering purchasing a set of Swedish bars for my studio, what brand do you have in your studio?

    • Simona Cipriani
      Simona Cipriani 5 years ago

      Happy you appreciated the Video
      The Swedish Bars were custom made by one of our Apprentices
      They have been such an asset to the Studio
      Many Clients once given a routine will come early for their session and warm up on them

  7. pilatesgal50 5 years ago

    Awesome! So nice to see exercises on this piece.

  8. lghammerle

    Thank you Simona and Marcelo for showing us a great variety of exercises! I enjoyed the idea of using the bars for a postural assessment tool.

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