Class #1277

Reformer Series 1

50 min - Class


Karen Sanzo teaches a beginner Reformer workout that breaks down the fundamentals of Reformer exercises. She explains in detail the key connections the body needs to make by activating the right muscles, using breath, and maintaining connection within the exercises and between the exercises.

This class is the first in a series of three Reformer workouts that progress in skill and difficulty. We hope you try all three workouts!
What You'll Need: Reformer

About This Video


This is a reformer fundamental workout and this is going to be a series of three different workouts where we use the fundamentals that we create in this initial session to create good,...


7 people like this.
Very informative and especially for a new instructor like me with clients who have never done Pilates before
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Great class! Looking forward to the next 2. I work with a lot of "beginners", I like how you explain the fundamentals:)
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I really enjoyed listening to Karen explain the fundamentals. A great reminder of how to properly teach a true beginner. Looking forward to part 2.
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I love watching Karen teach!
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I love listening to you Karen! I always come away with the best cues! I loved scraping mud off the heel when doing leg work. Thank you!
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Well, Ms Sanzo - with this class you have proven that 'back to basics' is always a good idea! After many years training at Alan Herdman's London studio I now finally have my own reformer but no instructor nearby. I am so grateful that you and your fellow teachers manage to surprise me with new insights, cues, techniques during every session. Thank you!
I really enjoyed creating this series for Pilates Anytime. I just watched this session again, myself, and it's my new favorite. This particular workout was inspired by one of my clients who is just thrilled to be working through a program in a connected, clean fashion. And, what's interesting is that this is her more advanced workout, after recovering from spinal surgery. It's all relative---one person's basics is another's advancement.
Thank you all for your comments and for taking time to respond. One breath at a time. Life is good.
Thank you Karen- your cues are wonderful. Love learning new variations and modifications- they really help me to keep re- thinking the exercises and not to just "go thru the motions"
Thanks Karen! It is always interesting to go back to the fundamentals I always learn something new and that is great for my clients! Pilates is so beautiful you never stop your journey!
Monica (uk)
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Great "refresher" of fundamentals with some wonderful new prompts for beginners (and for me!) You are one of my favorite instructors and I always look so forward to watching you.
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