A Weighty Issue

Weight Shifting happens in the Relevé action as soon as the heels lift off the floor. What you don’t want to happen is to feel a huge shifting forward and back.

The backs of the legs should be working and engaged the whole time to create sculpted calves, hamstrings, and gluts. The instructor can place their hand on the client’s back, and when the client lowers the heels tell them not to push your hand back.

It is like imaging that you are sliding down a wall, not pushing a door open. This will help them keep the weight over the toes and not back into their heels.