The Strong, Supple Spine + Ab Optimizer Tip

Today’s video is going to help you end 2013 and start 2014 with a supple and strong spine. Plus, you’ll get way more out of every single abdominal exercise you do.

In today’s tip I talk about Pilates, but really and truly this is a concept that is foundational for any form of exercise, or movement.

The name of the game is keeping and creating more length in the spine. But not just the back of the spine—the whole circumference, including (and especially) the front of your spine.

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by both the challenge and the reward of this exercise. Try the tip in today’s video and tell me what you think of it in terms of effort and results.

I think this little exercise has the potential to actually take your practice to the next level!

I hope you have a very merry and happy holiday season and I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2014!

Happy holidays,

P.S This video is quick, only 2:27 and you’ll have a new, core exercise in your fitness toolbox. Do it and see what happens! 😀



I’m here to help you get stronger and more flexible through alignment-based restorative exercise so you can enjoy all the activities you love in life. You can work with me in two convenient ways: digitally through the Pilates Tonic Online membership or personally with in-person Restorative Movement Sessions.

4 Responses

  1. Hi Sydney
    Love that idea!! I use the image of a piece of tape from base of chest bone to your pubic bone and you are trying not to let it crinkle!! But I love the physical touch really makes you think of your beautiful length of the whole column of your spine!

    Thanks for your wonderful pieces of info! I am going to send you me newsletter!!!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family!!!
    Monica x

    1. Hi Monica, I love the image of a piece of tape and not letting it crinkle. That’s a really great image! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to checking out your newsletter. 🙂

  2. Wow – this sort of changes everything! It certainly activates those deep core muscles in a different and more challenging way. I’m going to work on this. Thank you!

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