GRATZ GALLERY | Nicole Smith


This exercise is introduced initially on the Gratz ladder barrel. The stability of the barrel helps the practitioner to ground deep into their legs which helps to deepens the C-curve of the spine. Horseback can be executed on other apparatus like the Gratz wunda chair and even on the Gratz small barrel. 
This exercise is extremely rewarding on the Archival Reformer because unlike the other apparatus the carriage moves underneath you  challenging you to fight harder to maintain a strong center. 

About Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith holds privilege to touring with the national tour of Disney’s the Lion King for a total of 13 amazing years. She now fills in with the Broadway cast of the Lion King. During her time touring she embarked on the journey of entering the prestigious Pilates program under the guidance of Romana Kryzanowska at her studio in Arlington, Texas while she traveled the world performing. 

Nicole also takes pride in her first passion as a dance instructor and continues as an assistant to several choreographers. In addition to her dance credits, she is a proud member of Actors Equity Associations since 2002. Pilates continues to keep Nicole healthy after years of performing eight shows a week. A daily workout of Pilates always puts her back together feeling longer, stronger, and centered. This method of Contrology continues to challenge, surprise and inspire this endless journey. 

Nicole sees clients at her studio; and also conducts house calls, where clients can work in the comfort of their own home either online sessions or personal visits for sessions or workshops.

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