Pilates exercise: swimming

This Pilates swimming exercise targets inner thighs, glutes, back and arms.

How to

1. Place the Pilates ring in between the ankles and lay on your stomach with the arms wide, outstretched in front of you

2. Squeeze the ring with the ankles and come into extension with the body, making a c-curve through the back

3. Alternate the arms in a swimming motion, squeezing and releasing the ring as you move the arms 

Tip: This is a quick, so focus on great form – we don’t want sloppy movements! 

Reps: 20 pulses with the legs

Peta Serras, Polestar Pilates instructor (petaserras.com)

Photography: Benjamin McCloghry