This short workout with Conchita looks at how adding a resistance band to side lying exercises can provide a greater challenge and, in turn, greater results!
The class uses a light resistance band. These are available from Sissel UK - you will need a yellow band: https://www.sisseluk.com/sissel-fitband-essential-exercise-band.
With thanks to James Ayliffe and Maria de Sousa
Conchita started training in Pilates in 1972 with Dreas Reyneke and Alan Herdman. She used the Pilates Method to complement her professional dancing career with Ballet Rambert, Scottish Ballet, London City Ballet, Ballet International, Royal Opera Ballet and other companies in England and abroad. She has performed with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and partnered Wayne Sleep. She has also danced and choreographed for trade shows, pop videos, films, TV commercials and a West End Musical.
Conchita taught ballet and Pilates to the dance students at the London Studio Centre for 28 years, and is now directing her own Body Control Pilates studio in Swiss Cottage, London and is involved in teaching workshops and masterclasses internationally. Conchita is a member of the Body Control Pilates education team, presenting workshops around the UK and at BCPA Development Weekends. She is also an examiner and a member of the Pilates Foundation. Alongside her Pilates teaching she is a fully qualified Craniosacral therapist and ballet teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance. She still performs and teaches Classical, Regional and Flamenco Spanish dancing, and is an international examiner for the Spanish Dance Society.
For more info on Conchita, please visit: www.pilates-studios.com
Filming by MK Ceesay (www.zigzagzig.co.uk)
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