Keep your mind on Pilates. Keep your body toned…and try Scissors/Single Straight Leg Stretc

Exercise of the week!Starting Position

Lie on your back and lift your head and upper body off the floor with one leg extended just above the floor and the other diagonal towards the ceiling held by your hands.


Inhale twice and pulse your leg twice toward the chest, exhale and switch legs



  • ​Gluts on the floor, torso stable, chest lifted
  • ​Legs elongated from the hip joint
  • ​Pull the leg towards torso, not torso towards the leg
  • ​Keep your vision at the knee that is close to you
  • ​Keep your body aligned
  • ​Feel the tension between the core and the leg that is close to the mat

Τip :

  • You can hold the leg from the calf or thigh, never from the knee


  • Hamstring stretch
  • Abdominal strengthening
  • Pelvis stabilization

Christina Nikolia, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, AthensTrainers® Associate

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