Gratz Gallery | Susanna Foustok performing the Snake Twist exercise on the Universal Reformer

Image courtesy of Susanna Foustok


"The snake and twist ends with a beautiful challenge to your core strength and balance. You reach into a single arm side plank followed by a side bend very much like on the mat. An added challenge is to maintain the carriage steady while you do it. I love to test with this exercise how well I have done my reformer until this point as you really need to find your back connection and reach of your lower body. As you have only one foot and one hand touching the apparatus, you need to make good use of them. This multifaceted exercise is a true test to your two way stretch powered by your strong center. " - Susanna Foustok


About Susanna Foustok
Susanna has been teaching Pilates since 2003. She originally studied with Stott Pilates in Oxford and completed their full certification in 2007.

Her thirst for learning more led to the discovery of classical Pilates and she has been hooked ever since.

Susanna has spent the last 5 years travelling around the world training with the world’s leading classical Pilates trainers. In 2013 she was accepted to study under Jay Grimes in Vintage Pilates Los Angeles, a first generation master teacher who worked in Joseph and Clara Pilates’s studio over 10 years. She completed their intensive Masters Programme in 2014 and got invited to continue the mentorship programme with Jay until 2016.

Having managed a Pilates studio in Saudi Arabia and worked in several in Dubai, she opened her first own studio PURE in October 2014.


Pure Pilates Studio Dubai

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