The Rosetta Stone

Sometimes it can sound like your Instructor is speaking a different language, and sometimes it sounds like they escaped from a psychiatric ward. Either way, the awkward silence and blank stare immediately follow.

In order to bridge the gap between civilian and Pilates speak, we will do a simple word association task. A word or phrase will be presented along with two images: civilian interpretation, Pilates interpretation.

With ever-changing lexicons, this will just be the first go round, and if you have something to add or need me to translate, send it my way.

Let us Begin:

Criss-Cross

Civilian

Pilates

Contrary to popular belief, Criss-Cross does not represent the soundtrack to your childhood, nor does it have anything to do with applesauce.

It is the last exercise in the series of 5. You want a smaller waistline? Put down the Hershey's Kisses and do a few of these. The only thing that should be kissing is your armpit and knee.

Saw

Civilian

Pilates

No horror movie here, (I could not in good conscience put up a picture for that movie), and definitely no cutting of wood.

Similar to Criss-Cross, this is an exercise that will work your waist. And your hamstrings. And your arms. And your chest. And your upper back. And your shoulders. When performed correctly this a prime example of a full-body exercise with a moment of bliss.

I hope this has clarified any confusion and given you the confidence to proudly execute the exercises on demand.


Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Follow Us
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Yelp Social Icon

© 2016 Annmarie Guglielmo