In March 2012, Nike became the first fitness facility to feature large-scale group classes using the Allegro 2 reformer -- the newest verion of Joseph Pilates "Universal Reformer."

In March 2012, Nike became the first fitness facility to feature large-scale group classes using the Allegro 2 reformer — the newest version of Joseph Pilates “Universal Reformer.”

Need a full-body workout that you can do on your own in the Nike Group Pilates Studio?  Try this one, it’s a mix of the Pilates Passport exercises plus extra upper body moves to build more muscle mass. Cuz muscle eats fat.

Notice how I snuck in “Lucky Chuck”? That’s the move that I named after Chuck Norris, since he does it in every Total Gym infomercial. Chuuuuck!

Full-body Allegro 2 workout
Exercise Spring Options
Footwork – toe, arch, heel 3 Red 1-leg footwork = 1 Red/1 Blue
100 1 Red + 1 Blue
Leg straps: frog, circles, scissors, short spine 1 Red + 1 Blue
Elephant, knee stretch, cheerleader split 1 Red + 1 Blue
Long Stretch (plank), Up stretch (pike-plank-pull) 1 Red  + 1 Yellow need more stability?  Do 1 Red + 1 Blue
Eve’s Lunge, Cheer-splits 1 Red + 1 Blue Eve = 1 foot on floor, toes line up with front of machine
Long Box face down: pulling straps, letter T 1 Red or do pole pulls on 1 Blue
Long Box face up: teaser with arm circles + hug a tree 1 Red lay down, come to V-sit, or begin upright in V-sit
Long Box Kneeling Kickbacks 1 Blue Begin on all-4’s. Long leg pulls straigh back along the machine
Long Box Kneeling Arms “Weeding” 1 Blue Begin on all-4’s. Hold loop, bend elbow to pull strap back
Long Box sitting sideways: Rotations 1 Red make this harder by kneeling sideways on the carriage, w/o the box
Long Box sitting sideways: Cactus 1 Blue
Long Box sitting sideways: swakatee 1 Yellow
Short Box: round back roll, arch, flat back hinge, tall twist & tap, tree, sideways mermaid 3 Red
Backward arms: Lucky Chuck 1 Red + 1 Blue sit tall, facing pulleys, legs long
Forward arms: hug a tree, shaving, teardrops 1 Red or 1 Blue kneel upright or sit cross-leg or sit on box
Mermaid 1 Red + 1 Blue
Strap Stretches 1 Red + 1 Blue
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