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IDEA Health & Fitness Association
"The Pilates Beanbag Roll-Up Device"
by Jillian Hessel
Equipment: This simple, small device can have a profound impact on your Pilates practice and instruction.
The ingenious beanbag roll-up illustrates why so many people say Joseph Pilates was born at least 50 years ahead of his time.
How did Mr. Pilates know 80 years ago that our computers and handheld devices would stress out our fingers, hands, wrists, and forearms, or that 21st century weekend warriors would develop a plethora of overuse stress injuries in the upper body?
While we can't answer those questions, we can see that the beanbag (or sandbag) roll-up is a low-tech, inexpensive, portable, and original Pilates invention that serves an authentic, practical purpose in today's high-tech, high-stress lifestyles. It's just the thing for clients who complain of weak wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the fingers and hands, tennis elbow, and frozen shoulders....