How to Do Pilates Boomerang Exercise - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats.
Hi, we're Kimberly and Katherine corp. We own Pilates on Fifth in New York City and we're going to show you the pilates exercise, the Boomerang. Now this is very advanced and very challenging. It has a lot of elements of abdominal strength, core strength and balance, all mixed in. So lets give it a go. Katherine will start sitting in up nice and tall on her sit bones, find that neutral spine, and then use the abdominal muscles to flex forward. Notice she has one leg crossed over the other, it does not matter which one. Now the key here is the body is in the shape of a Boomerang. In an ideal world she will never change the shape and she will roll back and then roll sitting, and she will always be in a form of Boomerang. Sadly life is not ideal all the time, and to go back over she'll need a little push with her hands and a little lift to the leg. So inhale to roll back, there we go, and then we open and close the legs, and exhale rolling up to your teaser position here, reaching the arms forward. Now we circle the arms out to the side on the inhale. Now exhale, flex the upper spine and lower the legs with control, back up over, and then inhale the arm is circled around the feet. And we exhale to roll back, yes, all the way over to the shoulders. inhale opening close, and exhale rolling up, yes. Inhale reach the arms up to the sides circling, exhale flex the upper spine and lower with control. And we'll circle the arms back around the inhale for the last time. Exhale rolling back. Yupp, inhale opening close at the top, and then exhale rolling up on to the sit bones. Inhale reach the arms up to the side, exhale reach the arms behind you as you flex the spine with control, lower over, and inhale circle the arms back to the feet. Phew! And that is the Boomerang.