I used this routine on my class of 15 ppl yesterday. They all really enjoyed it and felt it working for them. Their arms grew and they felt the benefit of the footwork. I used tennis balls and it worked well, just make sure you do the work on the mat, otherwise they shot out from under your feet! The biggest revelation is that one of my regulars who has scoliosis, has been having trouble with her arms and shoulders recently, pain and restriction. She came to me amazed and reported that when she came to class that morning, she couldn't get her arms behind her back and it was very acute, but during the work it released and she regained her mobility! Fantastic!
I love working with the franklin balls before class and Tom's warm up has given me a few ideas! I have recently made a DVD of releasing with the balls and my clients love it so keep working with them as your clients will feel the benefit and are surprised how something that feels so good and easy can have such profound results.Thanks Tom !!
There should be a notice in the title or somewhere at the beginning of the class as to what accessories are necessary. I started this class but had to stop because I didn't have the ball or the band it required.
I think Tom McCook is an excellent teacher. I always have my stick, stretch strap, theraband and soft balls, close by. Common sense is required while doing pilates. I am proud of being a member of pilates anytime. I am learning so much from world famous teachers. I am blessed having such good instructors right in my living room. thank you once again. blanche.