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The Real Pilates Standards of Training are distinguished by our focus on 4 key elements. Your weekly assignments are designed to develop your skill in each of these areas as well as your Anatomy, History and more.

JumpBoard Overview

Setup: 2 Springs

Feet in small Pilates Stance  - toes to the corners of the board. Heels are flat. Some may begin with legs straight in order to get heels flat. Others may be able to keep knees bent.

4 count

1. From starting position to deep Demi Plie

2. From Demi Plie back to straight legs.

3. From Straight legs to Releve’/ Demi Pointe

4. From Releve’ back down to straight legs

5. Repeat 4 - 5 times

CUE: “Bend. Straight. Lift the Heels. Lower.” Again.

2 count

1. From Straight legs to Demi Plie

2. From Demi Plie to Releve’

3. Repeat 4 - 5 times

2 count

1. From Straight legs to Demi Plie

2. From Demi Plie to Full Pointe

3. Repeat 4 - 5 times

1 count

1. From Demi Plie - small hop and return to Demi Plie

2. Repeat 4 - 5 times.

1 count

1. From Demi Plie - big jump and return to Demi Plie

2. Repeat 8 - 10 times.

FOCUS: Roll through feet. Articulate landing. “Toe-ball-heel” as you land each time.

Dancer Variations - Optional:

  • Changement

  • Entrechat

  • Entrechat huit

  • Passe changement

Optional:

1 Spring - to deepen the work to the Powerhouse

HANDS ON:

  • Secure the Reformer from sliding.

  • Brace your body weight against the board.

  • Press the Toes and toe joints into the board until jumping.

  • When jumping your palms guard the feet from shooting forward.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!