What is "The Mermaid" in Pilates? And why is it a good exercise?
The Mermaid, as well illustrated in the image you uploaded, is an excellent Pilates exercise for strengthening the core as well as getting some much needed rotation (which is somewhat sparse in most Pilates exercises).
If you have trouble doing the traditional Mermaid, I recommend coming into that sideways trunk while resting on an elbow instead of a wrist. It puts much less strain on the wrist, makes balancing easier, but still offers nice rotation and core work.
by Kristen Howe2 years ago
Although it has a score of 67, there's nothing spammy to it, since it's original. Any idea why I've gotten that symbol this time around? At least no duplication error message this time.
by JP Carlos2 years ago
What is the basic principle behind Pilates' workout style?There are so many workout strategies out there. But what keeps on poppoing ouit is Pilates. What makes this style different from others?
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