Single Leg Slides




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Published November 2, 2017

Our next Pilates you can do at home exercise is Single Leg Slides.

This is good for

Single Leg Slides, like Chest lifts and Dead Bugs, are another good starting point for those new to Pilates.

How to do Single Leg Slides

  • Begin on your back with knees bent.
  • Exhale and slide one foot out along floor.
  • Inhale and hold.
  • Exhale and return to start position

Things to focus on

Move slowly, imagining you’re dragging your heel through sticky mud. Keep the pelvis still and back relaxed throughout.


  • Whilst performing Single Leg Slides you are activating/strengthening your deep abdominals and hamstrings, as well as increasing your pelvic stability and body awareness.

You can do this exercise at home with minimal risk, depending on your body and any injuries you may have.

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About the author 

Claire Gunther is a PAA Principal Level Pilates Instructor with over 20 years and 20k+ hours of professional Pilates delivery experience.


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