Exercise of the Month: Ab Prep with Fitness CircleŽ

Targets rectus abdominis, obliques & hip adductors


  • Supine (on back), pelvis and spine neutral. Knees flexed, feet on Mat. Fitness Circle between knees.  


  • INHALE Lengthen the back of the neck to create slight cranio-vertebral flexion (head nod)
  • EXHALE Flex thoracic spine off Mat, maintaining neutral pelvis; gently squeeze the Fitness Circle
  • INHALE Hold Flexion and tension on Fitness Circle
  • EXHALE Return to starting position, releasing tension on the Fitness Circle

    Complete 5-8 repetitions alternating sides.

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of the Fitness Circle Lite Power Pack.

Find more exercises in the STOTT PILATES Manual Library comprised of 10 titles that document the entire STOTT PILATES exercise repertoire.

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