Before I got my Pilates Certification, I had aching hips and knees.

I assumed that it would be something that I’d just have to live with for the rest of my life. I was only in my mid 20's at the time. It felt like a harsh reality.

Only a few months into getting my Pilates certification, the pain literally just went away!


I had no idea that was possible. I assumed the pain was genetic or from dance, or both.

Learning how to move my joints with proper alignment through Pilates allowed my muscles to function with balance. It also allowed my joints to relax and move with ease.

This multi-tasking functional exercise will help you to do just that. You’ll find strength in the shoulders and hips, as well as knee alignment (or tracking) and balance.

I use a theraband for this sequence, but if you don’t have a band, you can try it with a handweight. 

How did it feel to multi-task in your body? Was one side more challenging than the other? Let me know in the comments below.