This is a picture-heavy post! Allow time for it to load, especially if you're using a smaller device like a phone.
As requested, here are some resistance band exercises that can mimic the work of the Reformer, to an extent. Use your familiarity with my cues (Neutral Spine! Pelvic Floor! Shoulder Blades!) and your imagination to help bring these to life. Have fun! (Hover over the photo for a cue.)
A series like the opening leg presses, or footstraps too:
More moves like footstraps:
Here are some like single legs, from the bar or in footstraps, in parallel:
And some single legs in external rotation (heels together, toes out):
Tie the resistance bad to something over your shoulders and do some abs:
Here we kneel, perhaps on an ottoman or a coffee table, holding a band in your hand:
No props here, just good old heel raises! Remember the BoBT's (balls of the big toes) doing the work:
Upper body time. Put the bands between toes and around your feet, it's good work for them too:
Tie the bands to something behind you:
And finally, stretching and shoulders:
So, there's a bit of something to get you started. I've already thought of more I could do, but give me some ideas! What are your favorite series? And let me know if you tried these!
Fun Fact: I'm an herbalist and a movement coach. Not a doctor, or a pharmacist, and not pretending to be one on TV.
This is a public space, so my writing reflects my experiences and I try to stay general enough so it might relate to you. This does not constitute medical advice, and I encourage you to discuss concerns with your doctor. Remember, however, that the final say in your wellness decisions are always yours- you have the power to choose, you are the boss of you.
And, some of my posts may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through them I'll earn a few cents. Thank you for supporting my work.
This website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical, mental health or healthcare advice. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition. Working with us is not a guarantee of any results. Paula Billig owns all copyrights to the materials presented here unless otherwise noted.