Class #5421

Konnector Reformer

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Join Viktor Uygan for this class where he introduces the Konnector, a single rope pully system that will enhance your Reformer experience. He shares what you can do with this tool whether you want to use it as a traditional Reformer or for providing asymmetrical load to your body. He demonstrates how you can use two-plane motion to allow your limbs to work independently so you can improve your proprioception, range of motion, and control.

You can learn more about the Konnector with Vitkor's tutorial and his Pilates Report.
What You'll Need: Reformer w/Box

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Oct 30, 2023
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Hi. My name is Victor Ugan, inventor of connector and creator of connect method. Today, I'm beyond decided to introduce you guys in Pilates anytime, the connector reformer. Connector reformer is a 1 rope pulley system that enhances your reformer without changing it. So without talking too much, Let's see what else you can do with connector in your reformer. We're gonna start laying on your back I have here 1 red springs, and you're gonna lay down on your back.

Head rest could be down or up your preference legs tabletop, and we're gonna take the straps in your hands. From here, this is just like a regular reformer, it will move bilaterally. You can do both arms together in the same direction, down, and up and down and up. We're gonna do 3 more XL. Inhale. Excel, inhale one more time down, and we're gonna pause here.

Right here, and we're gonna do just right arm up and down because it is one rope pulley system while I'm moving my right arm only. The left arm is still active. It is holding isometrical, but it's dynamic isometric contraction. When I lift my arm, it gets lighter when I bring him down. It gets heavier. Less to other side.

And 1, and 2, keep reaching forward with the right arm while you're moving the left, press down and up and 4. 5, 6, 7, 8. Now we're gonna open both arms such as IT shape and close in 1. 2, 3, 456 7, 8. Why don't we do some circles? I love circles. And we're gonna do four reps each side.

This is one. And 2, 34, and reverse it. 1, 2, 3, 4. And arms up, Benger elbows, put the straps down. We're gonna add more springs, and we're gonna put the straps on your feet.

I'm gonna do 2 red. You can choose the springs that works for you. It could be 1 red, 1 blue, or it could be 2 red like me. Immediately, you're gonna notice this looks like a regular strap, but actually it's called Tri loop. So I'm gonna activate to try a loop by pulling it separating from the thicker loop and bring that thinner loop behind my ankle which is gonna give me a greater range of motion in my door selection.

I'm not gonna have to worry about losing the straps. Once again, it's a very similar and loved exercise that I'm doing here. Both legs together going up. And down and up and down. Couple more reps.

6, 7 One more. Hey. Now I'm gonna do single leg. I'm gonna go up. And press down, I'm gonna alternate immediately and left and down. And up. I'm stretching the right leg.

Why engaging the left? And left leg gets more weight when I'm bringing the right leg in, and then the other side. Now I'm switching the left side while I'm lengthening the right leg and, and up and down and up and down and up. Let's stay here. Now we're gonna do reciprocal. Both legs is gonna move in the same time, and they're gonna switch spaces and change and change.

If you notice, if I move same time, same distance, and same movement quality, the carriage will not move. It is hovering, but I'm moving. Beautiful. I'm gonna go a little faster Now I'm gonna slow down again. And I'm gonna pulse here.

I'm gonna pretend the left leg is the standing, and I'm gonna do circles, small single leg circles with my right leg and 1, and 2. As you're noticing or watching, The connector gives the freedom of movement and straps adjusts your movement instead of you adjusting your movement to the straps. This is not possible with the original straps on the reformer because they are thick and let's change legs. Other side. And 1, and 2. 3, 4, 5.

Let's reverse it. And 1, and 2, 3, 4, 5. Beautiful. And both legs up venture needs in, and we're gonna do marching right now just to right click only. Let's do eight times two.

And 3456 7, 8, now left leg, and 1. 2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7, 8. Let's go to frog and 1. This is a original reformer exercise. We can continue doing together 3 more times.

Once I finished the whole set, now I can add, once again, alternating movement patterns to the same exercise to see each limb is doing their part independently from each other. You can even do the combo by doing One right leg only, left leg only, and together, and left leg only. Right like only and together and relax. Beautiful We're gonna take the straps off once again. And I would like to do some abdominal work.

So for this abdominal work, I like to do 1 red, 1 blue. You can choose your spring settings for your abdominal exercises. You could do one red or one red and one blue. We're gonna lay down on your back once again. Arms up towards the ceiling.

Like stable top, inhale from your nose, exhale, press your arms down, lift your chest up, reach forward with your arms, and roll down. We're gonna do 4 reps only 2. 3 for and hold. Now just right arm. You're gonna roll down with the right arm. And come up 1.

2. 3, four hold left side. And 1, 2, 3, 4. Now I'm gonna do reciprocal movement pattern. And I'm gonna roll down, come up, and down. So I'm involving my spine with reciprocal movement of the arms.

Excel inhale. Excel, inhale, one more, and bend your elbows. And relax. It's very active and very effective exercise. Next, I'm gonna continue with some artwork We're gonna do one red springs.

We're gonna have a seat facing towards the risers. Your feet is gonna be between the shoulder rest. Remember, any exercise that I'm teaching, it might look unique to you, but it is still Pilates. It's still in the Pilates reformer. So every, things that you know about movement and the sitting, for example, if somebody cannot sit like this, you can bend their knees, you can put a a box underneath them, but the goal is to able to sit nice and tall here.

And I'm gonna start in that way. If you cannot sit this way, just make sure make the appropriate adjustments for yourself. Feel nice and tall, and we're gonna pull both arms back and hold and come back forward. I am really interested how far I can pull back in extension. Because there's already help coming forward. And 3, one more for hold it there.

It's the theme. Now we can move single arm. So I'm just gonna move the left And if you notice the right stays behind me, it does not move. Now the right one moves forward and left stays behind me. 1. 2. 3. For, let's do 2 sets alternating.

One left arm and alternate the right arm. Left arm, right arm. Let's do reciprocal now. One arm comes forward. And they switch. They switch spaces.

Keep moving. Good. I'm showing articulation and disassociation on the shoulder from my spine. Now I'm gonna involve my spine as well. So I'm rotating my shoulders, my spine as well, back and front.

A couple more. And relax. Beautiful. We could do every exercises that you know, and you love to do in here, for example, bicep curls. And hold just the left.

3, 4. Alright. 1, 2, 34. And reciprocal. Hover.

The cart doesn't move. Arms is working. They're coordinating with each other and creating a flow and precision. And both arms straight and relax. Beautiful.

From here, I'm gonna turn around. I'm gonna face away from the risers. Once again, same idea. One red I'm taking the straps in my hands, bent elbows, holding a tray. I'm trying to stay and hold my position of my body with my legs straight. And excel. Let's reach forward and come back in.

And 2. 34. Now I'm gonna do single arm and twist with my spine. And push forward. And the other side and forward to the right.

To the left, to the right, to the left, One more time. Right. And left. And relax. And put the straps down. Now what we're gonna do, we're gonna do sideline work, in a connector way, especially.

So the height of my body fits very well, and I can rest my head on the shoulder rest. If this is not an option for you, please place a ball or a pillow, or you can even place your hands, and you can rest your head on your arm right here between the shoulder rest. So as I said, I'm gonna do it in here. We have 1 red springs. I'm gonna take the straps in front of me.

And put it on my top leg, which is left 1 right now. I'm using the try loops again to feel nice and secure. It's not gonna run away from me. And we have the other strap on my top hand. So from here, you're gonna bring your legs down one straight line with your body and your arms match to that as well.

I'm gonna show you 2 plain motion. My leg is gonna do sagittal plane. My arms is gonna do frontal plane. They move together. And down and forward and up, and they meet starting position.

2 more, one more, and hold it here. Let's just move the leg. And go up and down. I feel funny sometimes. Let's just move, but don't mistaking.

It's not just the leg is working. Your arm, your full body is still in working. Right? One is doing eccentric, callcentric. The other one is doing isometric. Now you're gonna do just arms.

And arms start to do e centric, co centric contraction while the legs being involved isometric contraction. Let's do one more up and pause here. Now we're gonna do the reciprocal movement. Leg goes forward. Arm goes down.

And vice versa, trying to create smooth connection between your arms and your legs through your torso. Beautiful. One more. And both lakes out. Fantastic. Now, Benjamin is in.

We'll do other set. Here we go. I'm gonna turn around, lay down on my side. Once again, I'm creating a one straight line from my hip, shoulder, and head. The front strap goes to top leg, which is my right one right now. And I take the other black strap in my hand, and this is my starting position.

So from here, I'm gonna show you the same thing together and in. And 2. And 3. 4. Just like 1.

2, 3, 4. And arm 123 4, bring the arms up and pause. Now working together with the leg. And one, and 2, and 3, and 4. Alright.

Put the straps down, pinch your top knee, take the strap out, put on the shoulder rest. I'm gonna turn around, and I'm gonna reveal the extra two straps that connector has. So pretty much what we did so far, we only used two straps, and I showed you in every exercise you could do the traditional exercise just by moving both limbs together same direction. Right? And the best part of it If your client is compensating and moving one limb more than the other one, it will show. So they have to use both limbs together. So we're going back to starting position, and we're gonna do one red, one blue. We're gonna put the black straps on your feet I'm using the try loops always so I can move my ankle joint full range of motion without worrying that it's I'm gonna lose them. And now as I mentioned, I am gonna do leg work. I am gonna work my leg muscles.

But how about my arms? They are just relaxing here. Why don't I involve them? Here we go. We have 2 more straps. Grab the gray straps in your hands.

All four together, press down, all four up, all four down, and up. Excel down in hell up. Excel down inhale up. Hold your arms and continue moving with your legs. This is a perfect example that connector creates an environment that connects your limbs together, but allows them to move independently from each other while having responsibilities to each other. So my arms gets more weight when my leg is down and it gets less weight, my legs up. So they are still in communication. Beautiful.

Now let's move them towards each other and away from each other. So arm goes down, leg goes up, legs goes down, arm goes up, and towards each other and away from each other. Towards each other away from each other. One more and all four down. From here, let's do Contralateral work, right arm, and left leg goes up, and down four times, and 2. And 3, and 4.

Other side, and 1. 2, 3, 4. I'm gonna pass here reciprocal and switch switch switch all 4. Beautiful. I'm doing it in hover mode again.

Minimizing the carriage movement. 2 more. 1 more. And come back in. And I'm gonna do short spine involving with my arms once again.

Exercise start the same way. Make sure your headrests are down. If you were doing the leg work with the headrests up, make sure your head rest downs everybody. So from here, let me double check too. It does feel down, but you can never make sure Alright. So arms up, legs down.

Press your arms down. The leg goes up and over. Same idea, bend your knees, shoulder width apart, hold the heels where they are, and roll down while you're rolling down press your heels down and out and bring your arms up. Once again, As you notice, the great thing about doing all four straps, there's more range of motion and the cart does not bottom out. And one last one.

Let's show the versatility of the connector right here. So I'm gonna push my heels over my hips I'm gonna stay here, and I'm gonna start to do some arm work. Triceps 1. And 2. M3 and 4. Stay here.

Let's walk. 2, 3, 4. Let's combine them together. And 1, 2, 3, 4, and let's scroll down. Control all the way and relax. Beautiful. It's a very fun way to use all four straps.

I'm gonna put the gray straps down, and I'm gonna show you another way to use the all four straps I'm gonna place the black straps behind my knee after that. I'm gonna bring the gray straps and put it on my foot. Gray straps also has try loops that can be placed behind the heels. And now what I did is black straps are heavier than gray straps because of the pulley system right now by putting the black straps underneath my knee joint, I'm actually bringing the weight closer to my hip joint. So I do feel it engagement in my hamstrings a lot more than before.

And there's this lightness on my knee. There's no weight on my knee joint or my ankle joint. Is most of the weight is in my hip joint. From here, I'm gonna show you 4 switch 2, 3, 4, and 1, 2, 3, 4 circles. Cross 2, 3, 4, open, 2, 3, 4 and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and open 2, 3, 4, and cross 2, 3, 4. Open 2, 3, 4.

Push both out. Let's do Peter Pan. In here once again. If you remember, original straps, when we do Peter Pan, one lake is pretty much is doing all the work, and the other lake is possible to keep the slack of the strap. In here, you can choose to do Peter Pan here, here, here, here, anywhere you want it, and the straps will adjust to your movement. My goal is to try to do the pyramid evenly from my hip.

So I'm keeping my knees in the same position height wise and the length wise. Beautiful. 2 more. And one. And relax.

Take the straps off. We introduce the 4 straps first time with the legs and the arms. Now I'm gonna do something a little different, and, we're gonna do some abdominal work. So to do this, I'm changing the springs to one red. I'm gonna take the blue off.

And before I lay down on my back, I'm gonna switch the positions of the straps. Grey strap always goes from outside to on top. Once again, gray strap on the bottom goes outside and is gonna be on top. I'm gonna lay down here I'm gonna take the gray straps and put it on my feet. Here we go.

The other one. Now I have lightweight on my feet and heavier weight on my arm. Why? Because I'm gonna do abdominal work. And in the original reformer, abdominal work has the strap in your hands, has the weight, has the resistance in your arms. So this is the exactly same feeling.

2 more, 3 4. Let's integrate the leg movement. And one. 2, 3, For hold the 4th one. Just relax. Excellent.

In held down. And 2. And, and 3, And 4, Benjourneys in, open new arms to the side, and T shape come up 1. 2, 3, 4. Now I'm gonna extend only one leg out and out.

I'm creating symmetrical movement pattern while providing asymmetrical load to my body. So my torso has to adjust that asymmetrical load and has to try to maintain stability during the movement. And one more said, Last one out hold, and just open your arms, and close one. 2, 3, 4, Beautiful. It's very effective and put the black straps down. Take the grice straps out, put it on top of the black ones.

Let's do a couple things now. Integrating 4 straps using seeded arm work from here. We're gonna have one blue springs. We're gonna have a seat, your feet, between the shoulder rest. I'm gonna take the The left strap with my right arm, bring it behind me, and put it on my left shoulder like a jacket.

Here we go. I'm accessorizing myself for this exercise. And the right strap goes underneath my left armpit behind me and is on my right shoulder. Once I put him there, I feel nice and tall, take the black straps in your hands, we are ready to go. From here, we're gonna pull the arms all the way back.

And forward. And, 2, there's a great sense of support with the gray straps on my back. They are pulling me forward, and I don't wanna go forward. So I activate my back muscles and that creates the sport. And one more hold in here, let's do single arm.

Exactly what we did before. Other side, This feels great for those who have weak hip flexors or tight hamstrings. And reciprocal with the shoulder movement again and both arms forward. And let's do single arm twist. We're gonna turn to the left, bend your left elbow, and look to the left.

Come back center, and to the right, come back center, And I'm gonna show you something. So when I turn to the left, I put my right strap down, but I want you to see these straps belong to this. And when I pull this forward, it's helping me to twist. So there's a internal teacher right now it activates with my movement. When I pull my left arm back, it also helps me to twist towards the left.

It's a very good feeling, organic feeling that my body feels. My my movement, my contraction of my muscles, creates sport and assistance during this movement. We're gonna do continue doing the same exercise, look straightforward, and speed up without moving the couch. And turn, and turn, and turn, and turn. This is great movement pattern.

This is very functional. This is how I throw a ball, a rock, push something, punch something, right? We don't look away when we throw something. We look forward. Very nice. Let's go back to some, original exercises like row 1 and see how it feels with the connector.

We're gonna start exactly the same way, same rules, inhale 1. Let's go over the straps inhale 1. XL round. Inhale open and pause. Excel arm goes back.

You go forward. You can bend your elbows and extend. And bring the arms up and over. Pay attention right about here. I am continuing with the movement and the card did not bottom out.

There's still tension in the straps, and I'm restarting the exercise without doing unnecessary movement patterns to get the slack of the straps. I'm gonna do it one more time. In hell. Excel. In hell, exhale, bent, and extend and that maneuver and stack your spine on top of each other and restart.

And slowly come up and relax. Put the black straps down take the gray straps off your shoulders, and we're gonna continue doing some more fun exercises. And next exercise, I'm gonna do all fours again. I'm switching the straps, gray ones underneath, black ones on top right in here. I'm gonna have 1 red springs I'm gonna put the black straps on your feet and trying to don't go back too much.

Don't use the shoulder rest as a support. You wanna do this exercise with using your own muscles, not to shoulder rest. Alright. So we are here. Now there's a nice feedback from the straps on my feet, and I'm pushing against that. I have extra straps for my arms.

And from here, let's start the tray pushing forward and come back forward and come back one more time. Now bend and extend and twist and twist. And twist and twist. Let's add lifting the leg up. Another side.

Another side. And others. And let's go back more traditional. Let's do Hager 3 and 1. And 2, and 3, should we do it with the legs too? Why not?

We open and close. Open close. Open close. Let's do right arm left leg and left arm right leg and switch and hold less the reciprocal and switch and switch and switch and switch 2 more. 1 more and come back and relax. Beautiful.

Put the gray straps down. We're gonna move on. We're gonna bring the box and we're gonna do some box work. Alright. So Here we go. Now here's the box work.

We're gonna do long box work. We're gonna have 1 red springs, Mhmm. You're gonna have a seat and straddle the box. So your feet right next to the box on the carriage with one strap at a time. We're gonna take the black strap take the trial loop and put it on your feet.

Mhmm. And we're gonna do the same thing on the left. Now for those who's doing this first time, I will recommend actually There's a, Velcro right here. You can open this VELCRO. And after you open the VELCRO, you can put the straps together and you can basically call it choking the strap You will put the straps together. Now this will not come out without me undoing the Velcro at all.

So I will recommend you do that if you you trying this exercise first time. So I'm gonna do the other side as well. And once you get used to it with the movement patterns, most of the time, you don't have to use the Velcro, but for the beginning, I recommend it. Now The black straps in our feet, we're gonna grab the gray ones. Don't go inside. You have to go outside and under, so it will not twist.

Same thing outside and under. You are right here. Let's start with the similar exercise that we have done. Bring the legs down and involve them together. And one.

This is a very unique exercise for the reformer. It does not exist in the regular repertoire. And 3. And for hold it there, just move the legs. And one 2, 3, 4 just the arms, 2, 3, 4, and away from each other and force each other. 2, 3, 4. All forward, let's do reciprocal, contralateral, and switch.

Switch switch switch switch switch switch switch switch. It is functional. It is different. It is unique. And right about now if you miss something traditional, let's go do horseback.

From here, control. There's 4 things involved right now. Your arms and your legs come back in. Reset yourself. Find your reflection.

Maintain your reflection to go up and hold And one last time. And down and relax. Good. We are not down here. Since we got into this position and it took us some time, now we're gonna make best out of it. With caution, you're gonna place your hands on the box.

If you can, you can do a belly flop, or you can just step down with your right foot and let the carriage slide forward and lay down on your back from here. Bring your hands and choke the gray straps and bring your elbows right next to the box and stay here. From here, both feet together, lift the kneecap a little bit off the box. So don't press them down, up, bend both heels to the good, and out. And 2 and out.

And 3 and out. From here, let's change the springs, the blue. It was red spring. It's gonna be much lighter especially if you're doing it first time. And together, once again, come in and hold.

Now single leg. And one. 2. Left. 1.

To and then and switch and switch and switch and switch both like straight and breathe. Now we're gonna do arm and legs together and extend your arms and bend your heel to the glutes. And come back in. And 2, and 3, extend the right arm and left leg and switch and switch. And switch and switch and switch and switch.

Everything's out. And swim inhale, exhale, inhale. Exel and relax and breathe. Let's come out the same way we came in. You're gonna bend your right leg, step on the floor, and then pull the box back to sit in the center.

And then bring the legs right next to the carriage, reach back, put the gray straps, on the shoulder rest underneath the black straps. Let's do the other side. And now, undo the Velcro, once you do that, you should wrap the Velcro back on the strap and get rid of the trial loop. And repeat the same thing other side. Beautiful.

Alright. So we did do many different exercises. If once again, I would like to mention Most of the exercises that I did is a traditional reformer exercises, but I also showed you in a different way to use it. We're gonna talk about the unique feature of the connector and why I'm able to do many different exercises it is because of the pulley system. Right now, I do have 1 red springs I'm gonna take my black straps in my hands, which acts like a original reformer.

And if I pull this, it gets very heavy and it will move the whole reformer and the cart will bottom out. So but if you take The gray ones, the same spring will be a lot lighter, 50% and the card will not bottom out. That's why you were able to actually come in front of the reformer and do many exercises here. For example, I could use the long box as a carriage, and I can teach all the exercises that we know on the carriage in a non moving surface. It will be great people with the balance issues.

Great with the pregnancy or any type of, once again, a balance or the seniors that they are a freight of in moving surfaces. You can actually teach everything in here. And another thing that you can do, it's real fun. Is using reformer. Actually, I'm gonna keep it this way.

In a cardiovascular exercises. So from here, we're gonna put the right foot on top of the box feel nice and tall. Start with your arms back and forward. 2, 3. 4, we're gonna add step ups and down.

2, 3, 4, hold, and holding 4 more, 2, 3. 4. Next for extended leg. 2, 3. 4. And step back, other side, and one. 2, 3, 4, 12, 3, 4, extend, 2, 3, 4, and step down.

From here, I'm gonna continue. I'm gonna add some jumping in help from your nose. Pull jump and switch. And 2, and 3, and 45, 6, 7, 8. Now go up and down up and change up and change up and change up and change up. Some of the examples your imaginations is limit.

Now, We're gonna go back. I'm gonna do some side kneeling work with having properception feedback with the straps. So we're gonna have 1 red springs. I'm gonna place the straps very high on my thighs. I'm doing the same thing on the other side.

Once you do this, You're gonna turn sideways. Here we go. Now if you have a feedback with both straps, and I'm gonna bring the the back straps behind me on my left hand and the front one on my right. From here using together, I'm doing side kneeling. 2, 3, 4. Just arm and left.

Now let's do reciprocal. And let's have some fun in the movement ways, a freedom, of movement. Your imagination is the limit. And side and open up. And the best part is the flow.

From here, I can just turn around Everything's ready for me. I can just make small adjustments on the straps, and then you're ready to go do other side. And just the top arm bottom and switch and switch and switch and switch. And come in. And together, side bend, to rotation, flexion to extension, come back to your reflection and up and over and release and side and round, open up with big smile, come back in, and Relax.

Beautiful. Now we're gonna go back to standing work, And what we are going to do, we're gonna use the gray straps in our hands. Jose Pilates had many different apparatus, and one of them was armchair. And he did many exercises for the arms sitting So this is not exactly the same apparatus. Don't get me wrong.

There's no back to it, but now with the gray straps, you can walk forward. You can have a seat, and you can do the armchair repertoire. What is the biggest difference other than not having a back support? You have to support your posture in here. The the springs will not bottom out. In here, you can go all the way back.

It will not bottom out. Plus when you move the right spring, it communicates with the left because it's the one rope pull a system. Let's start to move cross pattern, contralateral, Bilateral, and you can come up and over. You can involve standing to sitting. You could do all your trapeze stable repertoire.

As well as integrating with spinal movement, our man like opposite contralateral, extension of the opposite arm, and come back inflection. An extension to reach, extend the back arm, and come back in and open and let's stand. Next, I'm gonna show you how with connector straps, you don't have to be always symmetrical. It will adjust any asymmetrical situations. Like, I'm here on the side of the reformer, Normally, one strap will be short, one strap will be long, but not in connector case. So the outside strap goes to outside feet, inside strap is inside arm from here together.

You're gonna go up and back walking. And 2, and 34. Same movement pattern add the band to your standing lick and 1, come up. 2, come up. 3, 4, one more halt, the 4th one.

Both arms reaches forward. Now back leg and arms towards each other and away. And, too, Keep steady. The standing leg bent. Last one, lengthening.

And come up. Let's do the same thing on other side. So we take the strap and walk the other side outside strap goes to your right foot this time. And together up and back, walking, 2, right? Like never touches the floor. 3, 4. Now the left leg bands and band 1 and 2.

Oh, yeah. I made it. 3. And 4. Stay here. Both arms forward, leg behind you.

Now they go towards each other and away from each other. Towards each other away from each other. 1 more and normal. And come up. That's a lot of load, a lot of fatigue in one leg, but remember fatigue built strength.

And we're gonna finish with the last exercise. This is a advanced exercise. Please be cautious while you're doing this and do not rush your process. From here, we're gonna have one red spring We're gonna take the black strap and bring it and place it behind your knee. You're gonna repeat the same thing on the other side.

Both black straps behind your knee. And from here, you're gonna stand up in the middle of the carriage. Then take the gray straps in your hands and slowly stand up and get a feeling where the straps are what happens when you pull the gray straps, the black straps pulls you forward and vice versa. So from here, we're gonna bend both legs, reach forward with the arms, and come up extend nice and tall and down. And back.

Let's change movement pattern now, go down together, and arm goes up when you extend. Feel nice and long and come back in and up and down. Let's do opposition and together and twist. Now let's open up to the side. One arm goes up, one arm goes down. Cross pattern.

And last one, let's do circles, bend your elbows, reach up, open up and bring it down. Last one. Bend your knees. Scoop. Reach up. Open up the extension.

And come back and bend your knees, put the gray straps down, go down on your knees, and take the black straps off. And You are done. I just showed you in 1 hour what connector could do. This is just beginning, if you have imagination, there's endless possibilities. You don't have to worry about moving for the straps with connector, you move and connector straps adjusts to your reformer.

Thank you.

Comments

Nita-Rose A
Just added the Konnector to my Allegro Reformer and was so excited to see this wonderful Konnector class come up on Pilates Anytime!  WOW!  This system is absolutely ingenious.  I have never felt my body more integrated and holistically complete as I do right now having finished the class workout.  Such a great addition to the reformer!!
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Love it Viktor! Thank you.  I hope this is just the beginning.  This was a nice guided demonstration.  I hope to see more workouts using the Konnector to use as a regular practice at home!  I love my Konnector but after teaching all week on traditional reformers it would be amazing to be guided by another teacher with this beautiful system.  Pilates Teachers need self care too! :) What I appreciate about this is your guidance on which straps to hold and put where and the spring suggestions.  It helps with the flow of movement.  Your training is excellent, but I find I need more practice and guidance to build the automatic knowledge that comes with repetition and classes.  Pilates Anytime please have Viktor do a Konnector Series of classes!  
thank you Viktor, love it
Brooke Bowersock
I'm so excited to see Konnector reformer classes here! yippee! hope there are more to come!
Viktor Uygan
Nita-Rose, I'm so happy to hear that you are now Konnected! 🤗 I love the fact that your body felt more integrated and holistically complete during your workouts. Thank you for moving with me. 🙏🏻
Viktor Uygan
Julie M, thank you for mentioning self-care for Pilates instructors and enjoying the Konnector to move your body. I hope I'll get to teach more classes on Konnector to show what else Konnector can add to your Pilates Reformer without taking anything away. ( except cheating 🤣 )
Viktor Uygan
Aljona M , it's my pleasure! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoy using Konnector 🫶🏻 for your workouts!
Viktor Uygan
Brooke Bowersock I am really happy to see the Konnector in PA as well, thank you for your endless support and for being a pioneer by having  Konnector Studio in Austin 🫶🏻
PilatesLB
Konnector is absolutely the BEST. Thanks Viktor. ~LB
Viktor Uygan
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PilatesLB thank you for your sweet message and for letting me know you enjoy Konnector 🫶🏻
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