I am seeing such an increase in strength and flexibility in Pilates classes over the past few weeks. You are getting stronger and that's awesome! Some of you may have noticed some new additions in class: Rollover and Jackknife. These moves can lean towards the intermediate to advanced end of the spectrum of Pilates Mat exercises. These two moves are also a part of the original repertoire performed by Joseph Pilates.
I have gotten several questions about these two exercises, so I decided I would outline it all here, so you could have some written tips and advice. Let's break these moves down and understand the benefits, precautions, and mechanics. Even if you haven't done these moves before this a wonderful introduction. Roll Over and Jack Knife work so many different areas of the body at once and can be a great challenge!