The Hundred is a classic piece of pilates that’s not only great for your body, but is as easy as one, two, three…
You will need
- A mat
- Floor space
- Some flexibility
Step 1 Lie on the mat Lie on the mat with your arms by your side and feet in the pilates stance—heels together, toes two inches apart.
Step 2 Lower chin Bring your chin to your chest and lift your legs to a 45-degree angle. If your lower back comes off the mat, lift your legs higher.
If your neck begins to hurt at any point during these exercises, lower it to the mat.
Step 3 Reach forward Stretch your arms forward, parallel to the floor, and begin raising and lowering them in six-inch arcs, inhaling for five counts and exhaling for five counts until you reach 100.
Step 4 Lower your legs Now lower your legs one inch from the mat and repeat the exercise, keeping your back completely flat.
Did You Know:
An estimated 25 million Americans do pilates on a regular basis.