1) Superman - improves balance, develops stability and core strength
Aim to keep your torso and shoulders completely stable, connecting your sternum to your spine.
2) Criss Cross - develops core strength, control and spinal mobility
This total body mat Pilates exercise strengthens your trunk, spine and aids in patellar tracking– which means you stay upright and can fight a wipe out, and regain control of those sticks or board attached to your feet.
3) Leg Circles and Hamstring Stretch - for flexibility of your hammies and mobility of your hips
Creating length in the leg muscles is very important – you’ll be working your quads and hamstrings all day on the slopes.
4) Seated Spinal Rotation - spinal mobility
This exercise helps rotate your torso while keeping the hips stable – a key to smooth skiing and boarding.
5) Leg Pull Front Support - core strength and ankle mobility
This exercise will help build your core strength, scapula stability and improve balance while working ankle flexion. Strong core muscles are required to support your back and pelvis in snowsports. Scapula stability improves your ability to drive forward with ski poles.
Find the power transfer from your core to your board or skis. Pilates will help improve your edging and make you carve like the athlete you are leaning in with skill and confidence! Train like an athlete and do Pilates!
Learn more about the Snow & Flow Retreat here where you'll have five days of activities, free time, Pilates, après ski fun, and more!