Free Springboard classes at the Annex from April 23rd – 28th
Recently I suggested to a group of Reformer class students that they try my new Springboard class. To my surprise, they said they’d like to take it but they thought it would be “too much jumping” for them. Jumping? Springboard? With that in mind, I thought perhaps it was time for a little clarification.
Springboard (not to be confused with “jumpboard”), is a fantastic Pilates workout similar to Reformer work, yet with many of the great challenges offered by the Tower /Cadillac. The work is done on a mat, directly below a long wall board with springs – hence the name “Springboard”. My Students often say that it challenges them in an entirely different way by demanding more core control and coordination of strength and movement. With individual springs for each arm and each leg, Springboard work offers a greater challenge and opportunity to work on imbalances in the body (maybe it’s time for that left leg to start pulling its own weight, right?). And while you may be new to Springboard, many of the exercises are familiar with a new twist, such as: Rolldowns, legs in straps, planks, chest expansion and swan (see, you already know these!)
Looking for a fun, challenging, fast-paced workout with a little cardio and stretching? Give Springboard a try! Best for (injury free) intermediate level students who have a solid grasp of the principles of Pilates and who have developed a strong core.
Click here to see Nancey demonstrates a few “Springboard” exercises that target arms and obliques in addition to really challenging core strength!
To sign up for one of the free classes call the Front Desk or click here!