Pilates with Balls

Tonight I subjected the mixed ability class to an introduction to the pilates ball/overball. We had great fun using the ball to enhance and correct alignment in a number of the exercises we usually do. I think everyone was quite surprised at how such a small piece of equipment makes such a difference to how an exercise feels and to its level of difficulty.  Personally I found it a lot harder using the ball and my hip flexor especially are already feeling the difference! Much stretching was needed at the end but it was a thoroughly enjoyable class and I love the fact that everyone rose to the challenge.

 

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