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Pilates Anytime: A Strong and Youthful Spine

In Class 3 of the 40-minute Pilates series, learn daily movements to improve strength


Video run time is 49 minutes.
Pilates Anytime

Welcome to this gentle, beginner-level Pilates class led by Tom McCook, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime. In this class, you’ll learn how to keep your spine supple and strong.

McCook will guide you through gentle movements you can practice daily to help keep your spine strong and awaken your entire body. You’ll start with a warm-up to release excess tension, then move on to conditioning exercises aimed at improving strength and wellness. Props that you may want to have on hand: a mat and two tennis balls. 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

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Pilates Anytime

Tom McCook is the founder and director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, California, and is an internationally recognized Pilates teacher and movement specialist. Since 1984, McCook has been designing health and life programs for a range of clients, and his mission is to improve people’s lives through movement and understanding their own bodies. He lives on the coast outside San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor.

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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More Pilates Videos

AARP Members Only Access is offering these 40-Minute Pilates classes with Tom McCook, and more free Pilates Anytime videos here.

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Strong and Youthful Spine (this class)

Movement Foundations

Grounding and Balance

Building Functional Strength

 

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