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41 Ballet on a sawhorse

Familiar device makes a balance board for some backyard stunts

This week Bonnie begins a series of exercises on the sawhorse, one of the simplest and most easily available pieces of apparatus. This one is five feet long, with a crossbeam 4½ inches wide. Horses can be stacked in the garage when not in use and can be utilized singly or in groups to form a fence or parallel bars. If the weather is favorable, do the exercises outside. Later Bonnie will suggest exercises that can be done with other simple backyard equipment.

This helps your balance and makes your seat firm. Standing on your left leg, tighten seat muscles and bring your right leg up as high as you can.

Swing right leg back and hold the position for two seconds. Then swing right foot forward, step on it and repeat the exercise with the other leg.