6 Do-Anywhere Pilates Moves
Photography by: Fran Gealer
Stand tall with your feet together. Tuck your chin to your chest and inhale as you begin to roll your head and torso toward the ground, keeping your knees straight or slightly bent. At the bottom of the move, exhale, placing your hands on the ground a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Take 4 counts (inhaling on the first 2, exhaling on the second 2) to walk your hands forward into a push-up position. Your shoulders should be aligned over your wrists as your body forms a straight line from head to ankles. Breaking your inhalation into 3 segments, bend your elbows and lower your torso closer to the ground. Exhale in 1 count as you straighten your arms. Do 2 more push-ups. When you're done, inhale for 2 counts at the top of the move, then exhale for 2 counts as you walk your hands back toward your feet. Inhale and slowly exhale as you roll up to standing. Do the sequence 3 times; lower to the ground after your last push-up.