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Practice makes Progress, Classical Reformer, Day 3

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels
Focus :   

Practice makes progress, welcome to day 3 of our Classical Pilates Reformer program. Our odd days start at the beginning of the original sequence and carry us half way through. Today you will be able to repeat what you did on day 1. Use these classes to really refine your practice, everything from individual exercises to the entire flow. Focus on form, breath and alignment, muscle activation and movement patterns. As the classical work hinges greatly on the power of repetition, we will repeat and practice makes progress.

Track your progress from individual exercise form and practice to alignment and breath through movement.

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer and the long box.

Class Level :     

Intermediate for some exercises, all levels for others. Suggestions given for where modifications might be needed. Listen to your body and move appropriately.

The Course of this Class :   

Below you will find the exercises and the order followed in this class:



Roll Over


Rowing back round and flat

Rowing front tall and round


Hug a tree

Next: Long Box series: Swan, Pulling straps, Backstroke, Teaser, Breaststroke, Hamstring pull, Horseback

Then: Long Stretch series: Long stretch, Down stretch, Up stretch, Elephant flat and round, Arabesque

Long back stretch

Stomach Massage

Tendon stretch

Short box series: Round, Flat, Sides, Twist and Reach, Around the world, Tree

Short Spine


Once you become accustomed to the sequence and thoroughly learn each exercise including the set up of the Reformer you will be able to focus on your execution through each moment and on nothing else. Then this will become moving truly from center outward.

Goals :     

Practice, repeat, see progressions, track progressions in your practice, and measure change. Improve and deepen your practice. Learn the classical exercises as well as the order of them. Increase power and efficiency. Improve mind-body awareness.

Other classically inspired workouts you might enjoy : 

Classical Pilates Reformer Fly Over & Flow Through, Classical Pilates Reformer Workout – Picking it up from the Middle, Sculpting Reformer workout, Pilates Classics meet HIIT, Live Replay, Totally Toned, Tight & Coordinated Mind-Body Reformer Roller Workout, The Magic Reformer Sandwich, 20 Minute Abs

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