Monday Funday – Diagonals

We’d like to start including one post a week that includes a fun variation. We’d love any photos or ideas from you! If you have fun adaptations, progressions or choreography for an exercise, please share it! Email nichole@polestarpilates.com with any submissions. 

 

To start things off, here’s one of my favorite exercises for “finding” diagonals. It’s a spinoff of basic quadruped with an added balance challenge.

Put a box lengthwise on a reformer.

I use 1 light spring for the greatest challenge, though I usually start people out on 1 heavy spring if they are unstable.

Once you’ve got your box set up, you can do any number of quadruped variations. I’m just doing alternating arm and leg reaches here.

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You can also add some arm and leg work with straps. I use 1 light spring for armwork, and 1 medium spring for legwork. (only armwork demonstrated in the photo)

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