Pilates Long Box at the Beach

When it comes to relaxing and just hanging on the beach, you can have too much of a good thing. At some point, we all need to move.
If you find yourself beachside or poolside this summer and in need of a Pilates fix, it may be time to get creative. Try this fun - don't laugh! - apparatus substitution: turn your ordinary beach cooler into an extraordinary piece of Pilates equipment - the Long Box!

Here are 5 Pilates exercises on the Long Box that you can do on your beach cooler:

1,2. Pulling Straps (Part 1 & 2)

3. Backstroke

Tip: Use water bottles in each hand to create resistance and feedback.

4. Teaser

5. Short Box Series (Just change the position of your cooler!)

Tip: Instead of a baton or dowel, use a shovel, or twist a beach towel, and pull it tight at each end.

When your workout is over, hop off your Long Box, grab a cold beverage, and head to the water knowing you didn't skip a day of your Pilates practice.

Kathy Schader
About the Author

Kathy Schader

Kathy currently teaches Pilates in Manhattan Beach, CA, and she loves sharing the transformative power of Pilates. When not in the studio, she enjoys spending time with her family and being active outdoors in Southern California.


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