Special #2002

The Perfect Teaser

4 min - Special


In our final JOE Talk, Alan Herdman shares his least favorite Mat exercise after 45 years of doing Pilates - the Teaser. He shows us the method he devised to help his clients get to know each other, and to help them with their Teaser. After trying Alan's techniques, you too will have a perfect Teaser!

This was filmed at the 2014 Pilates Method Alliance Conference in San Diego, California.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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Feb 09, 2015
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[inaudible] do you know something? I love PMA and I love Peloton is, I've been doing it now for 45 years and I still love doing it. You know, don't bad for 73 years old. Which 50 see sideways, front or back? No, there's one thing about the 34 exercises that I don't really like.

It's the teaser. I can't do it. I won't do it. So I have devised a way to get my clients in a math class to get to know each other and also to do the teaser. I need two people. I need a man. Okay. And a woman. So I'm going to come around and I'm just going to see if I find anyone interesting. You do, what's your name? Where you're from or back there? Ah, and Italian. Did you like to go up on stage? No, I need someone to match Roberta. Ah, I think you might do, what's your name? Maria. Maria. Fantastic.

Yeah. Okay. Bay simple way to do the teaser. The guy has to, Neil. Roberto needs to gather up straight stomach in Mia. Would you lie in front of him? No. How often do you lie in front of it? Italian. Eddie, I'll show you. Okay. Okay. Still can you shuffle forward and Maria, just place your legs onto his hips.

Smile at him. Okay. Up You come. Go. This guy got my kid. Okay, Maria, tighten those up. Take your breath in, and as you breathe out, let's have a chest lift and just reach your fingers up to your friend here. Smile at him. Okay. And then go back down. Another breath in. Breathe out, cub up. I now slowly roll up. Reached for him a little higher. Hold it. Breathe in.

And now slowly retreat away from him. Pretend you don't want to. Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly. Great. Let's have it one more time and curl forward and lift. And now Roberta back off. Legs together. Perfect.

Thank you very much.


how lucky I am to meet you and learn from you Alan vuhuuuuu :)
Look who's there! I think I know that guy!
Nice job Roberto and Maria!! Yay Alan! Very funny!
So funny!
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I simply adore this man, and for those of you who have not had the chance to learn from this Master in person, he is really like that...You learn and you laugh at the same time....he is sooo much fun....
By the way, Ciao Roberto, vivi in Italia o qui negli States?
Ciao Paola, in Italia...
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That was SO cute! Smiled the whole time :)
love it ,love it , love it...
Alan, you are awesome as always. Nice to hear your voice!
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So nice personality! I love you Alan!
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