It’s a Tease: MOTR Arm Only!

I absolutely love the MOTR for so many reasons! The variety it provides to my workout is unending.

In this particular variation of the Teaser, I have removed the MOTR arm from the apparatus in order to increase the challenge of an already difficult movement. Utilizing the MOTR arm forced me to stabilize with my shoulders to keep a good sense of balance on both sides of the body during the abdominal series. With my feet in the straps, it challenged me to work against resistance, tapping into my hip extensors during an exercise that is usually hip flexor dominant. Talk about difficult, but also so much fun and functional!

Oh and just in case you’re in the Southern California area! I will be hosting a donation-based community mat class to take place the morning of 4th of July at 9:30am. Class will take place at KinetiCore Pilates Therapy in Irvine, CA.  All proceeds will support Veterans First OC!  To reserve your spot today please visit her website at  To learn more about this local organization, please visit:

Heidi Coles

About Heidi Coles

Heidi Marie Coles is a Certified Pilates Instructor with 8 years of teaching under her belt, along side 14 years of practice. She currently teaches and manages KinetiCore Pilates Therapy in Irvine, CA. Heidi first started studying Pilates in college while completing her degree in Dance at California State University, Long Beach. After tearing her ACL while performing at the Disneyland Resort, she was re-introduced to Pilates for rehabilitation and later completed her certification through Body Arts Science International with Dance Specialization under world-renowned Karen Clippinger. After a few seasons of instructing, Heidi became Pre and Post Natal certified, through LiveLife Pilates under the instruction of Leah Stewart. With a dance, acrobatic, and aerialist background, Heidi’s attention to form and detail as well as the energy she brings to each session, often leaves her clients feeling encouraged, stronger, and more empowered. Find Heidi here: Instagram: @pilateswithnrg YouTube: Heidi Marie Coles Web: Twitter: @LittleMissNRG