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Cadillac Lab
A Continuity Exercise

Many exercises in the Pilates’ movement vocabulary are the same on different apparatus.
Below are some of these exercises.
The student teachers should perform these exercises on each apparatus to understand how the equipment affects the performance.

       Exercise                 Mat            Spine Corrector            Ladder Barrel            Chair           Reformer            Cadillac

  1. Bridge
  2. Tower
  3. Torso Roll-up
  4. Push-up
  5. Spine Stretch
  6. Mermaid
  7. 100’s
  8. Teaser
  9. Lunge

1) Identify exercises on each apparatus that demonstrate Core Stability with Distal Mobility.
2) Identify exercises on each apparatus that demonstrate Distal Stability with Core Mobility.
3) List other exercises that can be performed on multiple apparatus.
4) Pick a mat exercise to teach [any exercise]. Then use different exercises and apparatus to help understand what is needed to perform the original exercise properly.

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