We begin and conclude almost every class with it, but the benefits of the humble standing roll down go far beyond a simple warm up and cool down exercise. A standing roll down works wonders for mobilising the back, spine and neck, stretching the hamstrings and improving posture which, due to our often sedentary lifestyles is essential.
One of the other great things about the standing roll down too is that it can be done anywhere, anytime and requires no equipment or direction, just you and your breath. Apart from incorporating the exercise into classes at Pure Moves, we love starting and finishing the day with a roll down, taking time to centre the mind and body and giving our spines a little TLC.
But how do you know if you’re doing it correctly? We’ve put together a little step by step guide to help you perfect your standing roll down so you can move with confidence in your next class….
And there you have it, the perfect Pilates roll down! If you have any questions about your roll down form (or any Pilates exercise for that matter) please don’t ever hesitate to ask one of our instructors. Sometimes all it takes is a few small tweaks to a movement that could completely change the way you move and feel in class and we’re always here to help.
New to Pilates? Our Total Pilates Pack ($149) is the best way to get started. It includes 1 x private session with one of our expert instructors for you to learn the ropes (including how to perfect your roll down!) and then 4 x group classes to try everything we have on offer.