You Don't Need the Footstrap wShari Berkowitz

Why You Don’t Need the Footstrap

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Do you wonder why your feet fly up when you’re doing the Pilates Roll Up or Neck Pull? Shari Berkowitz is here to clear things up! First she shows the muscular action that keeps the feet down (hint: it’s the back of your legs). Then her student Roccio demonstrates several variations that you can practice along with her. You’ll really feel the difference that this action makes and how it translates to better Roll Ups, Leg Circles, Spine Stretch Forward, Neck Pull and everything else you do. Visit Shari for teacher training, workshops and lessons at The Vertical Workshop. Our thanks to Shari’s student Roccio Cárceles and The Contrology Cohort in New York City where this was filmed.

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  1. catedavies 1 year ago

    Wow! That makes SO much sense!!!!
    Love the progression in Roll Back & will be using in my next class. Thank you x

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      Shari Berkowitz 9 months ago

      Hi, Cate,
      Again…pardon my delayed reply!!
      I’m so glad you find this useful!
      Thank you!
      – Shari

  2. hadrianus

    Brilliant as usual my dear Shari!

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      Shari Berkowitz 9 months ago

      Ohhhh, thank you so much!!!
      If it’s useful for you, then I am thrilled!
      And…pardon my delayed response! I’m not good at checking these messages, but I’ll get better!
      – Shari

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