Try This: How to do a Roll Up

The “roll up” is a classic Pilates exercise, in fact it’s No. 2 in Joseph Pilates Mat Sequence. I teach it in every class—on the Mat, Reformer, Tower, even in TRX. Why do I love it so much?

Why you need to be doing roll ups

  • One full roll up is as effective as SIX standard sit-ups in strengthening your abdominal muscles!
  • It increases spinal flexibility and stretches the hamstrings.
  • It’s a challenging exercise whether you are a beginner or advanced.
  • It embodies our ABC motto: “Always Be Connected” by requiring a mind-body connection and a synchronicity of breath with movement.

ABC Pilates | Tip of the Month | Roll UpHow to do the classic roll up

Step 1

Lie down on your back, legs together, and reach your arms up overhead only as far as you can keep your ribs on the mat.

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Spread Your Wings and Soar



As a Pilates student many years ago, I had a favorite instructor. I enjoyed learning from her and loved her personality, so I only attended her classes. Then one day, she encouraged me to “spread my wings” and attend other instructors’ classes. I decided to give it a shot, and I was amazed! One instructor gave me a new cue that made me love an exercise that initially I didn’t care for. Another instructor’s way of setting up for an exercise led to better execution on my part. I began to soar in my Pilates practice.

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Lucky to Live a Healthy Life!

ABC PilatesStay focused on the road ahead! You are on the right track. Our studio is busier than ever, so  remember to sign up to reserve your spot. Just drive yourself here and we will do the rest! Check out some of our new classes and sign up for one today.

Costco’s Got It and So Do We!


Instead of giant rolls of paper towels…we have Pilates!
Like Costco, ABC Pilates is a one stop shop! From the Run Fusion class to the Restorative Pilates class, we offer a huge variety of multi-level classes that are designed to keep you injury-free, healthy and strong!
Shake up your workout by jumping into the B-HIP class or a TRX class. Slow it down by taking a Therapeutic Yoga class. Just like the aisles of crackers at Costco, we have a multitude of choices too!
We are also have Performance Lab that includes the Alter-G treadmill and other great  training tools. We also have our amazing Rausch Physical Therapy team to keep us strong when we feel broken and Dynamic Touch massage to reward your sore muscles after a hard workout! Check out our variety of classes at ABC Pilates schedule. Check out other services offered at Rausch Physical Therapy. #wearelucky #costcohascompetition