Dr. Oz: Pilates Total Body Workout
Dr. Oz said that Pilates can help battle aging in your body from head to toe. Three members of the audience named Leanna, Lisa, and Malicia, had never tried Pilates and Dr. Oz talked to them about it before they tried it.
Lisa said that she thought celebrities do it and it’s expensive. Leanna said the machines look intimidating so she stays away.
Dr. Oz said that Pilates isn’t just for rich people and you can actually do it at home.
Pilates expert Richie Mastascusa said that it’s not just for rich people. The price of Pilates is different now and it’s very accessible for everyone.
Dr. Oz: Four Planes of Movement
He said there are four planes of movement the body needs to stay young. There’s flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation. With Pilates, you’ll improve your flexibility, strengthen your core, and increase your range of motion.
He showed three exercises to Dr. Oz and the women from the audience. The first rule of Pilates is to breathe, so make sure to breathe during it.
Dr. Oz: Bridging Exercise
The first exercise was Bridging. Lay down with your arms at your sides and you knees bent. Lift your hips up to the sky, keeping the ribs tucked in. Round the spine down as you lower back down “like a string of pearls”, dropping one pearl down at a time.
Dr. Oz: 100s Prep
Next, there’s the 100s Prep. Laying in the same position, raise your arms toward the ceiling. Slowly bring your hands down toward the mat, following the motion with your head forward and rounding the spine. Then roll back down, again dropping one pearl down at a time.
Dr. Oz: Sitting Rotation
Next, sit down with your legs crossed and do the Sitting Rotation. Bring your arms up and out from your sides like an airplane. Sniff twice, move your rib cage to the right, and exhale. Then come back to center. Do the same to the left. Then, bring your left hand down to the ground while raising your right hand and then do the other side the same way. This will increase your rotation.