Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise.
Use this series of free Pilates mat exercises anytime you want a quick Pilates workout. It includes a warm up, exercises that tone the abdominals, back, arms, legs and butt, as well as some stretching.
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Side-lying leg press with the Pilate magic circle is an excellent thigh exercise. It will engage your Pilates powerhouse for core stability and really work your butt muscles and thighs, especially your inner thighs.
This modification for the Pilates double leg stretch is a good beginner exercise and a nice way for beginners to pref for the movement pattern and develop abdominal strength.
Learn a series of resistance band exercises you can use in an upper body workout. These exercises, taught by Pilates instructor Lisa Hubbard, focus on the biceps and triceps as well as the shoulders, back and core.
Wendy Leblanc-Arbuckle introduces new ways of understanding the core in Pilates and exercise. This article includes core awareness exercises from the 3-core body mapping perspective.
Saw is a basic Pilates mat exercise that is appropriate for all workout levels. It is a back and hamstring stretch and that utilizes a spinal rotation to increase the stretch.
Learn Pilates Roll Up. Get detailed exercise instructions, with pictures, for roll up. This exercise is a great challenge for the abdominal muscles and is well known as a foundation exercise for the Pilates flat abs effect.
This explanation of the human spine includes pictures and diagrams of the anatomy of the spine. It will help you understand how Pilates exercise help support the spine and relieve back pain.
This is a reference guide for a complete beginner Pilates reformer workout. See photos and get notes for the level 1 Pilates reformer exercises.
Roll over is all about control. Add roll over to you Pilates workout -- you'll get a good stretch for your back and hamstrings and work your abdominals very well in the process.
Find out who the finalists are for Best Pilates DVD in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.
Look at this photo lesson showing the benefits of Pilates exercises for everyday life. See how Pilates improves everyday moves like walking, driving, even reaching for objects.
Learn to connect an exercise through your whole body with this simple exercise with the exercise ball.
One of the benefits of Pilates is that doing the exercises correctly produces not just great core strength, but flat abs, too. Include this series of free Pilates abdominal exercises in your workout routine and find out why Pilates offers the best ab exercises and core strength builders.
Practicing yoga and Pilates can teach you more about each one. Learn a set of yoga poses that can enhance your Pilates workouts.
This standing Pilates exercise is great practice for beginners and advanced students. It stretches the back and the hamstrings as it works the abdominals and teaches good posture.
These Summer 2012 Olympic athletes include Pilates in their training programs. See photos and learn more.
Learn an intermediate Pilates step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. Many of these exercises are based on Pilates mat exercises and can be adapted to the foam body roller as well.
Here we announce the winners for the 2012 Readers Choice Awards for best Pilates DVDs, books, best Pilates chairs, and reformers for home as well as best Pilates ab exercise.
Get a lower body workout challenge using the Pilates chair. Strengthen your core and legs with these exercises from Pilates instructor Kevin Bowen.
Springs, straps, gears and pulleys - the Pilates reformer can be an intimidating looking machine! Actually, the reformer is a very elegant piece of resistance exercise equipment, designed to build strength and flexibility. Here is an introduction to the parts of the reformer and their functions.
This Pilates exercise helps establish shoulder stability by increasing awareness of scapular placement in Pilates exercises.
The foot strengthening exercise, towel curl, is wonderful for helping increase the strength and flexibility of the feet and well as naturally lifting the arches.