We ring in the new year with a special series we’ve been working on with Fine Tune Pilates! This Toronto-based studio is all about making you feel great from the inside out. This week's workout is all about working that waist!
This is one of the most classic Pilates exercises for obliques, or sides of waist, but it works. The criss cross works your waist in a way you can really feel, but it's easy to do this move wrong. First you have to get your ab curl right, interlace your fingers behind your head and curl up onto the back of your ribs (think of resting on your bra band). From there you'll be able to rotate your upper body, and work your waist better!
Pro Tip: Try and stay anchored through the back of your pelvis so you're still and solid through low body. Only reach the leg as low as you can without feeling your low back lift or change.