This one is for my Group Pilates Equipment Classes. Please do these 4 moves everyday — they should take you 5 minutes, 4 seconds in total.pilates-essentials-homework-1-1


  • Toe Taps – need notes? Go here
  • Criss Cross – need notes? Go here
  • McGill Crunch – lift your head & ball 1 inch, then lower.
  • The 100 – arm pumps, 100 times!


  • Golden Rule: If the arms/legs are moving, the torso stays still.
  • Bonus Points: scoop your navel toward your spine.
  • Demerits: jamming your low back into the mat.  Do I have to get my squirt gun?
  • Cranky Neck today? Leave your head down during the 100.


Your brain will find every excuse why you can’t do the homework. Remember the Tony Robbins story I mentioned in class?  A little bit everyday will get you FAR DOWN THE PATH, far faster than your friends, neighbors and colleagues. Well, unless they’re in class next to you that is.