This Pilates workout with the exercise ball and Pilates ring (magic circle) is going to tone your whole body, especially your core, inner thighs, and arms. The ball and ring are inexpensive and easy to buy, yet you can create a fun, circuit training type workout with them.
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Each set of exercise instructions will give you basic directions, along with a link to more detailed information on each exercise. Please do consult the detailed versions if you have not done these exercises before -- or it's been a while.
Warm Up: Arms Over with Pilates Ring
- Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
Your legs and feet are parallel, about hip distance apart. It is a little more challenging if you extend your legs as our model has.
- Your abdominal muscles are pulled in, but you are in neutral spine position.
- Hold your Pilates ring upright between your hands. Your arms are straight and down as far as the ring will allow.
- Inhale to bring your arms overhead. Use your abdominal muscles to keep your ribs down as you go.
Exhale to bring the arms down to start position.
- Repeat 3 - 5 times