Keep your mind on Pilates. Keep your body toned… and try Scissors – table position (on 4)

Exercise of the week!Starting Position

Trainee A: Assume the all-fours position. Ensure that your hands are directly under your shoulders and yours knees under your hips.

Trainee B: Balance on your partner, keeping your head and torso lifted, legs extended and kept together over hips in Pilates stance.


Trainee A: Hold still and inhale from nose and exhale from mouth.

Trainee B: Inhale and scissor your legs.


Trainee A:

  • Belly button towards the spine (PH in and up)
  • Keep your head aligned with your spine
  • Avoid hyperextending your elbows
  • Keep the all-fours position
  • In case of wrist discomfort you can balance on your fists (with your palms facing each other)

Trainee B

  • Belly button towards the spine (PH in and up)
  • Lower your legs as far as the power of your abs allows you
  • Feel the opposition as you elongate your legs while pulling your belly button towards the spine
  • Legs in Pilates Stance position (heels together with the toes elongated)
  • Keep your gaze at your knees
  • Keep torso and head rigid
  • Keep torso and head elongated
  • Keep your balance on your partner

Try 8-12 reps

Despoina Pane, Pilates Instructor, AthensTrainers® Associate