STOTT PILATES Sepbember 2009

Exercise of the Month: Toe Taps

Targets abs, hips & thighs


  • Begin seated in the Spine Supporter with your spine curved into the C-shape by engaging abdominals.
    Lift one leg at a time to a table top position, keeping your hands on the floor.


To prepare, inhale…

  • EXHALE Keeping abdominals contracted and knees bent, lower one leg while touching the floor with your toes.
  • INHALE Lift your leg, keeping knee bent.

    Complete 5 repetitions with each leg, alternating sides

Remember to start your workout with a warm-up routine. Go to

This exercise is excerpted from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of a Spine Supporter or Spine Supporter Combo.

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Remember to start your workout with a warm-up routine. Go to and click on warm up for a detailed description.

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If you experience pain or discomfort during exercise, stop immediately and consult your doctor. To reduce risk of injury, never force or strain during exercise.

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