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Video run time is 30 minutes.


Pilates Anytime: Open Your Chest

In Class 7 of the 30-Minute Pilates series, learn how to improve the flexibility of your upper back

Welcome to this gentle mat class led by Erin Wilson, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime. You will learn how to expand your rib cage, sternum and upper body, focusing on breath and movements aimed at improving your mobility in a safe and effective way.

Use two pillows to help aid in safely exploring your range of motion so that you feel more flexibility in your upper back by the end of the session. This is a beginner- to intermediate-level class and offers modifications for all fitness levels.

Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. 

This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

About the instructor

Erin Wilson was first introduced to the Pilates Method at 13 and became a fully certified Pilates teacher through Body Arts and Science International while completing her degree in exercise science in 2008. She loves helping people feel better both mentally and physically, and it is truly the joy of her life to teach Pilates. She works with clients from all walks of life, ages 9 to 92, and is passionate about educating them about their bodies and ways to improve chronic pain and patterns. Erin feels that she will forever be the “student” in Pilates, and is excited to share the knowledge she has accumulated with the Pilates Anytime community. She also led our Begin Pilates series.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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Pilates Anytime

More Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering the following six on-demand 30-Minute Pilates classes with Erin Wilson, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here, including the first six classes in this 30-Minute series led by Kira Lamb.

Open Your Chest (this class)

Open Your Hips and Sides

Work Your Core

Safeguard Your Spine

Build Functional Strength

Strength Training With a Chair

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