This quick clip contains a fantastically simple yet powerful exercise for your shoulders, arms and glutes.

Retreat tip

Remember the best results come when you focus on how you are doing the exercise, as opposed to simply focusing on getting it done and out of the way.

Doing the breathing in time with the movement is well worth the extra attention and care. As well as making the physical exercise more effective, ensuring your body is getting oxygen as and when it needs it, it also has the added benefit of calming and focusing the mind.

As Jamie says in the video, think about your alignment too and notice which is your stronger side. By working to balance out your body you’ll find all your movements are more effective, graceful and energy efficient.

Jamie will be hosting the special retreat week Pilates Body, Mind and Soul at the Villa Azul retreat, Fuerteventura from the 9-16 June. With just one space left you will have to be quick if you want to join this one but please do contact us if you’d like to register for the next one, or if you are interested in any other of our special retreat weeks.

More blog posts from Jamie: 

5 great ab exercises

Focus on Pilates: Leg pull front

About the instructor

Jamie Isaac is a fully qualified Pilates instructor and personal trainer with over 15 years teaching experience. A former international trampolinist and a graduate in Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Jamie is passionate about the positive effects exercise can have on all aspects of life. He is the head instructor and founder of Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat and the founder of Fluid Art Pilates.