30 Rock Abs: 8 Yoga & Pilates Exercises I Used for My Guest Appearance
I moved to Manhattan from Pocatello, Idaho 18 years ago to pursue my dream of becoming an actress. In the early 90’s at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, I discovered yoga and soon my career path was heading a very different direction. I started teaching yoga and Pilates after I graduated to support my acting career.
I was booking more teaching gigs than acting jobs. I also found myself wanting to spend more time in the yoga and fitness community. Eventually, teaching yoga and Pilates became my full time job and I decided to let my acting pursuits go.
Then an awesome opportunity came along to audition for a role on 30 Rock. I went in to read my lines and sure enough, I booked the role. I was to play opposite Jason Sudekis as his fiancée, Katilin, a ‘yogarobics’ instructor and ab-model. Every outfit I wore (even my wedding dress!) showed my abs. In order to prepare for the filming, I just amped up my yoga and Pilates practice and concentrated on these key exercises
Seated Spinal Twist
Double Leg Straight Leg
Single Leg Stretch
Side Forearm Plank with a Twist
Single Leg Straight Leg Kick
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