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Advanced Pilates Pictures - Photos of Pilates Exercises
See what advanced Pilates exercises and moves look like, and the strength and flexibility they require and train in these Pilates photos.

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Get ready for the Reformer with these Pilates Tips.
How to get ready for Pilates Reformer classes. Four workouts that will prep you for the Reformer and why they work.

Dynamic Stretching Exercises for Workout Warm Ups
Dynamic stretching exercises are better warm ups than static stretching. Learn 5 Pilates exercises you can use for your dynamic stretching workout warm up.

Don't Say These Things to a Pilates Beginner
The last thing a Pilates beginner needs is to have a fitness plans derailed by misinformation or half truths about Pilates, even if it's well-intended.

Breathing Exercises - Ron's Clock from Fletcher Pilates
Ron's Clock is a breathing exercise from Fletcher Pilates. It is a warm-up​ exercise that stimulates up the diaphragm, lungs, and ribcage.

The Magic Circle Roll Up - Killer Ab Move from Pilates
The Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. Add the Pilates magic circle and get so much more out of the move.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

How to Do Double Straight Leg Lifts
The double leg lift Pilates mat exercise is an effective abdominal workout for both the upper and lower abdominals and practice for breathing.

Double Straight Leg Lift - Pilates Mat Exercises
This Pilates mat exercise is a very effective abdominal workout, working both the upper and lower abdominals. Provided that you learn to do it correctly this is an ideal core strength builder. Follow these step by step instructions and learn to protect your back as you get a great abdominal challenge.

Affordable Pilates Equipment - Malibu Pilates & AeroPilates
Affordable Pilates equipment exists. Create an at-home gym with these inexpensive, portable alternatives to the Pilates reformer, chair and tower.

A Core Pilates Workout with Exercise Ball
This Pilates workout strengthens the core abdominal muscles. Learn the best Pilates exercises for strong, flat abs.

A Core Pilates Workout with Exercise Ball
This Pilates workout strengthens the core abdominal muscles. Learn the best Pilates exercises for strong, flat abs.

Best Pilates Exercise Mats for Your Workout
Use these Pilates exercise mat picks to help you find the best workout mat for you. These mats have a variety of features for exercise.

Five Pilates Moves You Can Do Anytime
Pilates practice doesn't require space, time and a mat. Practice these Pilates moves anytime for better posture, a firmer core and stress relief.

Boomerang - Advanced Pilates Exercise Instructions
The Boomerang exercise in Pilates is an advanced mat exercise. These step by step instructions show you how to correctly perform this exercise.

Benefits of Pilates - Shoulder Stability and Reaching are Everyday Benefits of Pilates
Here is a step-by-step photo gallery showing the benefits of Pilates exercises for everyday life. See how Pilates improves shoulder stability and everyday moves like reaching.

Scolio-Pilates: Exercise for Scoliosis (Book Review)
Scolio-Pilates is a detailed manual of Pilates exercises for scoliosis. It is a significant resource book for Pilates teachers and those with scoliosis.

Benefits of Pilates - Walking and Climbing with the Benefits of Pilates
Here is a step-by-step photo gallery showing the benefits of Pilates exercises for everyday life. See how Pilates improves everyday moves like walking and climbing steps.

Benefits of Pilates - Turning and Twisting while Preventing Back Pain - Everyday Benefits of Pilates
Here is a step-by-step photo gallery showing the benefits of Pilates exercises for everyday life. See how Pilates can help you twist and turn your spine while preventing neck and back pain.

Advanced Pilates Exercises on the Mat
Learn advanced pilates exercises from the classical Pilates mat sequence.

Advanced Pilates Exercises on the Mat
Learn advanced pilates exercises from the classical Pilates mat sequence.

Alternative Equipment to Spice Up Your Pilates Workout
See five types of new and different at home exercise devices that add variety and new ways to learn at home and improve your Pilates workouts.

Full Body Pilates Moves for All Levels that You Can Do At Home
These at home Pilates exercises will help you build the core abdominal strength, stability, and flexibility that Pilates is famous for.

Full Body Pilates Moves for All Levels that You Can Do At Home
These at home Pilates exercises will help you build the core abdominal strength, stability, and flexibility that Pilates is famous for.

Pilates Mat Exercises - Double Leg Kick
The double leg kick is an intermediate Pilates mat exercise for back extension, strength and flexibility. It also stretches the chest and shoulders.

Eight Pilates Exercise Modification Tips
Learn to modify Pilates exercises for safety or more challenge. Do Pilates exercises, and protect your neck and back, with these simple tips. Apply these basic modifications to matwork or reformer workouts.

Design Your Own Pilates Exercise Programs
Learn how to design your own Pilates exercise routine. Whatever form your exercise takes, you can learn to make a safe, effective workout program.

How to Make Your Pilates Workout Cheaper
Be creative to afford the Pilates classes you want. Here are some of my top cost-cutting tips for making Pilates workouts cheaper.

The Best Exercises for Breast Cancer Recovery
Exercise and Pilates can help women recover from the effects of breast cancer treatments. An occupational therapist and fitness instructor shows how.

How to Find Neutral Spine Position - Pilates
Neutral Spine is the natural position of the spine, with all 3 curves of the spine in good alignment. Knowing how to achieve it is crucial for doing Pilates exercises properly.

Pilates Teacher Certification Programs
Use this list of Pilates certification programs to find a program right for you. Includes links to Pilates instructor training programs from Stott Pilates, Power Pilates, Peak Pilates and more.

Pilates Ab Exercises: The Pilates Series of Five
The Pilates series of five is a sequence of some of the best ab exercises you will ever meet. It takes little time and will definitely give you a great abdominal muscle workout.

What is a Pilates Body
There is more to a Pilates body than long muscles and flat abs. Learn about the special qualities of a Pilates body, and why you want one.

Beginning Pilates - Next Steps for Pilates Beginners
A special article for Pilates beginners -- find out what your next moves should be.

Prepare for a Beginning Pilates Class
How to prepare for beginning Pilates Classes. What to wear to do a Pilates workout, what to bring to Pilates class, and what to expect at a Pilates studio.

Complex Carbohydrates - Good vs. Bad Carbs
Knowing what complex carbohydrates are, and the difference between good carbs and bad carbs is one of your best ways to promote optimum nutrition and fitness. Find out how simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates affect nutrition and health in general.

Could You Be Breathing Better?
Breathing through your diaphragm is both energizing and relaxing, and an important part of Pilates exercise. Here are some sample exercises.

The Single Leg Circle Will Keep Your Hips Healthy and Strong
The Single Leg Circle is a Key Pilates Mat Exercise for Hip Strength and Mobility. Learn how to Master this Original Pilates Move.

The Right (and Wrong) Workout Clothes for Pilates.
What you should and shouldn't wear to Pilates? The details you had no idea could make or break your workout.

In and Up are the Two Clues to your Pilates Abs. Find out How it Works.
In and Up are the Two Pilates Clues to finding your Abs. Find out How it Works.

Pilates Side Planks Work Anywhere You Go
Pilates Side Planks in the Park.

4 Moves for an Outdoor Pilates Workout
Use these four exercise moves to take your Pilates workout to the park and perform it without a mat while enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air.

Pilates People do Push Ups Too
Pilates Push Ups in the Park

Pilates Standing Splits Work Just Like Lunges
Pilates Standing Splits will Give you a Lunge workout in the Park.

Will Doing Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?
Can Pilates help in losing weight? Here's how Pilates assists weight loss, with building and toning muscle, body shaping, and building confidence.

Yoga and Pilates Workout - 7 Yoga Poses
Yoga and Pilates are similar yet different enough that each lend the other new new perspectives. Here are 7 yoga poses that might teach you something new about your Pilates practice.

Instructions for Downward Facing Dog - Exploring Pilates with Yoga
Get instructions for yoga downward facing dog and learn why you might like to try this pose with your Pilates practice.

Explore Pilates with Yoga - Exercise Instructions for Shoulder stand
Learn more about Pilates with yoga exercises. Get instructions for yoga shoulder stand that will show you more about Pilates jack knife and other exercises.

Explore Pilates with Yoga - Plow Pose
Yoga plow pose can teach us a lot about Pilates exercises such as roll over.

Yoga for Pilates Workouts - Cross Legged Twist
Use yoga cross legged twist from yoga to gently encourage a spiral of the spine out of a stable pelvis. Apply this yoga pose to Pilates spine twist and the saw.

Yoga for Pilates Workouts: Bridge Exercise
Bridge pose in yoga is a good back extension and shoulder opening exercise. Compare it to Pilates shoulder bridge.

Try Yoga Corpse Pose After Pilates
It is as important to rest and relax as it is to workout. This is part of the balance in yoga and Pilates workouts. Learn savasana, or corpse pose in yoga.

Pilates Explodes in Popularity in 2016 for 3 Specific Reasons
After decades of slow and steady growth, Pilates is surging in response to other fitness trends.

Studio Pilates Mat Work - Take a Pilates Mat Class
These reasons why you need to take a Pilates mat class will motivate you get to the studio or gym. Learn the fundamentals of Pilates mat work.

Interview With Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates
In this interview with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates we learn how Pilates and physical therapy are similar and different in their approaches and relationship to rehabilitation; and how Pilates instructors and physical therapists work together.

How Pilates and Physical Therapy Work Together
An interview with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates about Pilates and Physical Therapy working together. Page 2.

Pilates and Physical Therapy
An interview with Dr. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates about Physical Therapy and Pilates working together. Page 3.

Where to Buy Pilates Equipment
Here is a reference list for where to buy Pilates equipment, including Pilates studio equipment like the reformer and chair.

How to Exercise to Increase Flexibility
Flexibility is about increasing the range of your muscles and joints. Learn how to use warm up and stretching exercises to increase flexibility.

What You Need to Know About Core Exercises
What are your core muscles and which exercises will target all of them and not just one or two? Here are the facts you need about core exercise.

What Should You Eat for Doing Pilates?
Many people wonder what to eat when they are going to do Pilates exercise. Here are a few guidelines around food and diet for your session.

What is the Ideal Schedule for Pilates Workouts?
How often do you need to do Pilates workouts? Experts give exercise schedule advice to find what will work best for you at home or in the studio.

What is a Pilates Master Instructor?
What is a master Pilates instructor? Is there a certification for it? Find out in this brief look at a popular Pilates teacher description.

What and Where the Hip Muscles Called the Deep Six Are
The deep six are important hip muscles. Learn about where they are and how they move, stabilize and lift.

Pilates Upper Body Exercises - Back, Shoulders and Arms
Here are 5 ways to improve your upper body workout with Pilates. These exercises help increase tone and flexibility in the shoulders, arms, and back.

Ab Workouts - 5 Ways to Get the Best Ab Workouts
Learn to make your abs workouts more effective. Here are 5 important tips on how to get healthy flat abs. Includes lots of sample Pilates exercises for abdominal muscles and core training.

Upper Body Toning Exercises With the Pilates Ring
Here is a set of the upper body toning exercises done with the Pilates ring. Learn simple exercises to tone your arms, chest, back and shoulders.

Types of the Pilates Method and Influential Teachers
These are types of Pilates and teachers among the most influential today, including Stott, Winsor, Moira Merrithew, and Rael Isacowitz.

Pilates - Estimating Calories Burned for Weight Loss
Calculating how many calories you burn in Pilates is an inexact science. Here is how to estimate it, exploring the different factors that affect it.

Three Tummy Toning Exercises
Learn the 3 of the best tummy toning exercises. Tone your upper abs, lower abs and your oblique abdominal muscles for a stronger and firmer stomach.

Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Pilates
What is Pilates? Is Pilates a derivative of yoga? Is it only for women and wimps? Does Pilates exercise cater to flabby abdominals and ignore the rest? Take a look at the stories behind these and other erroneous ideas about the Pilates method.

Tone the Back of the Arm with Pilates Workouts
Pilates can give you a great arm workout with both mat and equipment exercises. Learn to use the back of the arm for tone and stability in Pilates.

5 Ways to Boost Weight Loss with Pilates
Pilates can be a great exercise component of your weight loss efforts. Find out how to use Pilates to burn calories, build muscle and lose weight.

8 Tips for Doing the Roll Over Pilates Exercise Right
The roll over Pilates exercise is full of potential as a back and hamstring stretch and a full ab workout if you use these 8 tips to do it right.

Lower Body Workout - Single Leg Pumps Kneeling Exercise on the Pilates Chair
Side single leg pumps kneeling on the Pilates chair is part of our lower body workout challenge.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Chair Exercises - Leg pumps
Learn leg pumps with rounded back exercise on the Pilates chair. This is part of our lower body workout challenge.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Chair Exercises - Leg Pumps Side
This lower body exercise shows you how to do leg pumps to the side on the Pilates chair.

Lower Body Workout with the Pilates Chair
Get a lower body workout challenge with the Pilates chair. Here, Pilates instructor Kevin Bowen shows you how to strengthen your core, hips, and legs with a challenging Pilates chair lower body workout.

Mountain Climb Exercise on the Pilates Chair - a Lower Body Workout
Mountain climb with round back exercise on the Pilates chair is part of our lower body workout challenge.

Going Up to the Front - a Pilates Chair Exercise and Lower Body Workout
Going up to the front is a forward lunge exercise on the Pilates chair is part of our lower body workout challenge.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Footwork on the Pilates Chair
Learn the Pilates footwork and Leg pumps in this lower body workout on the Pilates chair.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Footwork on the Pilates Chair
Learn the Pilates footwork and Leg pumps in this lower body workout on the Pilates chair.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Footwork - Pilates Chair Exercises
Learn the Pilates footwork and leg pumps in this lower body workout on the Pilates chair.

Lower Body Workout with the Pilates Chair - Leg Pumps Exercise
Learn standing single leg pumps exercise on the Pilates chair. This is part of a lower body workout challenge.

Lower Body Workout - Pilates Chair Exercises - Leg pumps
Learn standing crossover leg pumps exercise on the Pilates chair. This is part of a lower body workout challenge.

Lower Body Workout - Single Leg Pumps Kneeling Exercise on the Pilates Chair
Single leg pumps kneeling on the Pilates chair is part of our lower body workout challenge.

How to Size an Exercise Ball
Pilates and other exercises are fun on an exercise ball. Use these tips to make sure your fitness ball is the right size and provides enough stability for the exercises you want to do.

Basic Leg and Hip Alignment for Posture and Exercise
You need good leg and hip alignment for posture and effective workout technique. Learn the position used in Pilates, with an exercise to achieve it.

Cat and Cow Back Stretch Exercises for Pilates and Yoga
Cat and cow is both a back stretch and an extension exercise done in yoga and Pilates. Use these instructions to do this wonderful combination.

Pilates Exercise Instructions for the Crab
Learn how to perform the crab, an advanced Pilates mat exercise. It continues the abdominal workout of exercises like rolling like a ball and seal.

How to Do the Pilates Head Nod Exercise
Head nod is the first move in many Pilates exercises and also a relaxation exercise to relieve stress in the neck. Here are free instructions to use.

Pilates Mat Exercise Mermaid Side Stretch Instructions
Mermaid side stretch lengthens and opens the side body, it teaches engagement of the scapula in the back, and it connects your stretch all the way through center. Use Mermaid as a gentle warm up or a more intense stretch later in your routine.

Leg Pull Front - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
How to do the leg pull front Pilates exercise. It engages every part of the body, creating instability to challenge the abdominals and shoulders.

Pilates Mat Exercise Instructions for the Spine Twist
The Pilates spine twist improves range of motion in the upper body, training the trunk to rotate and working the obliques and back extensors.

One Leg Teaser - Pilates Mat Exercise
Exercise instructions for the Pilates one leg teaser. This abdominal exercise requires coordination and balance and helps you develop core strength.

One Leg Teaser - Pilates Mat Exercise - Teaser
Teaser is one of those abdominal exercises that really shows us whether we are working our abs in a symmetrical way. It requires coordination and balance and will quickly help you develop core strength.

Free Pilates Exercise Instructions Corkscrew
Corkscrew is a challenging Pilates exercise that works the abdominal muscles, especially the obliques. Get free Pilates exercise instructions for Pilates mat exercise, the corkscrew.

Pilates Exercise Instructions for Jack Knife
You can use these free instructions and photos to learn to do the jack knife, which is one of the classic Pilates exercises. It is intermediate level.

Pilates Exercise Instructions for Double Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch sounds like a leg stretch, but it is really a very strong abdominal strengthening workout. In this exercise, everything moves from center. Double Leg Stretch is an intermediate Pilates mat exercise.

Workout Clothes - Lucy - Finalist for Best Brand of Workout Clothes
Find out who the winner and finalists were for Best Workout Clothes in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

Workout Clothes - Lululemon - Finalist for Best Brand of Workout Clothes
Find out who the winner and finalists were for Best Workout Clothes in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

Workout Clothes - Gaiam - Finalist for Best Brand of Workout Clothes
Find out who the winner and finalists were for Best Workout Clothes in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

Workout Clothes - Readers Choice Awards for Best Workout Clothes
Find out who the finalists were for Best Workout Clothes in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

Kneeling Side Kick - Pilates Exercise Instructions
Kneeling adds a new level of difficulty to a Pilates side kick front/back, engaging the obliques and back. How to perform this mat exercise.

Pilates teachers use their hands to achieve remarkable results.
You just cant get this doing Pilates on your own. The magic and science of hands-on cueing.

Who are the Pilates Elders?
Joseph Pilates trained a few students, known as the Pilates Elders, who went on to open their own studios. Here is a brief intro to those teachers.

Joseph Pilates: Founder of the Pilates Method
Joseph Pilates was the founder of the Pilates method of exercise and the inventor of its exercise equipment. Explore his biography and legacy.

Return to the Roots of Pilates with Joseph Pilates


Seeing Yoga and Pilates as Complimentary Disciplines
There is a tremendous amount of interest these days in yoga and pilates together. While Pilates may be a bit more about core strength and yoga emphasizes stretching, they are very complimentary forms of exercise. Both Pilates and yoga workouts offer exceptional fitness benefits.

Types of Exercise Balls for Workouts
Use the best exercise ball for your workouts. Learn about the many different types of exercise balls and the exercises they are used for.

10 Best Benefits of the Pilates Method of Exercise
Learn the benefits of the Pilates method of exercise training. Pilates does more than create flat abs, tone the body, and support weight loss.

The Joys of Learning Pilates at Home
Pilates home workouts are one of the best ways to get the full benefits of Pilates. Read about why Pilates at home can be valuable.

Get Long, Strong Muscles with Eccentric Contractions
Pilates creates long, strong muscles by using eccentric muscle contraction. Learn about eccentric muscle contractions and how they're use in Pilates.

Find the Best Pilates Classes Online
You can find excellent Pilates classes online. Use this list of online Pilates classes to find the best classes for beginner to advanced levels.

The Benefits of the Pilates Reformer
Learn about the benefits of the Pilates reformer and exercises. The Pilates reformer is one of the most popular pieces of Pilates equipment.

Will the Real Pilates Please Stand Up?
Any Pilates instructor can tell you that within the wonderful heath and healing community, there is no shortage misinformation and silent judgments.

The Pilates - Wunda Chair
The Pilates chair, also known as wunda chair, is traditional piece of Pilates equipment that is popular again with new designs and training programs.

The Anatomy of a Pilates Reformer
The Pilates reformer can be a scary looking machine, but is an elegant resistance exercise equipment. Here is an introduction to its parts and functions.

What is the Tabletop Leg Position in Pilates?
The legs are in tabletop position when the knees are bent so that the thighs are perpendicular to the floor and the shins are parallel to the floor.

Free Exercise Instructions for Pilates Swan Dive
Swan dive is a Pilates exercise that works the back, abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, and inner thighs. It is an intermediate Pilates move that builds on Pilates swan.

How to Roll Pilates and Yoga Mats to Keep Them Clean
Are you taking home grime from the gym? Use this hack to learn how to roll your Pilates and yoga mats for storage and to keep them clean.

Know What to Say When the Subject of Pilates Comes Up
Pilates facts everyone should know. For those random times when you have to set the record straight or just sound like you know what you're taking about.

Pilates Dart Back Strengthening Exercise
Learn how to perform the Pilates Dart back strengthening exercise recommended for certain kinds of back pain. Use the abs in this back extension.

Standing Leg Press with Pilates Ring
This standing leg press with the Pilates ring is an exercise that targets the inner thighs along with working the hips and abs. See how to do it.

Pilates Exercises - Learn Standing Pilates Exercises
Standing Pilates exercises increase balance and good posture. Get instructions for standing pilates exercises like wall roll down and leg press with Pilates ring.

Standing Pilates Exercises for Inner Thigh Toning
Pilates exercises that are done standing improve balance and posture. They are great inner thigh toning exercises as well.

Pilates Exercises - Learn Two Standing Pilates Exercises
Pilates exercises that are done standing improve balance and posture. They are great thigh exercises as well. Learn two Pilates footwork exercises.

Standing Pilates - Footwork in Pilates Stance
Standing Pilates footwork will tone your inner thighs, as well as improve your posture and balance.

Standing Pilates Exercises - Parallel Legwork
Improve balance and posture and gain leg strength with standing Pilates exercises. They are great thigh toning exercises as well.

Learn Standing Pilates Exercises - Footwork and Legwork
Standing Pilates exercises improve balance and posture. Learn two footwork and legwork routines to challenge your feet and shape your thighs.

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

How to Keep a Food Journal - Sample Food Logs and Template
Keeping a food Journal with log entries about what you ate, when, and why is a great way to support a healthy diet and weight loss.

How to Do the Open Leg Rocker Pilates Mat Exercise
The open leg rocker Pilates mat exercise develops core strength, control, and balance while stimulating the spine and encouraging full breathing.

Pelvic Clock Pilates Mat Exercises
Pelvic clock is a basic Pilates exercise that will help you understand the difference between neutral spine and flat back, and how to move the pelvis with the abdominals.

Single Straight Leg Stretch - Free Pilates Exercise
The single straight leg stretch stretches the hamstrings and builds endurance of the abdominals. How to perform this free Pilates mat exercise.

How to Do the Happy Baby Exercise in Pilates and Yoga
Happy baby is a fun, easy exercise often done in Pilates and yoga classes. How to do this gentle hamstring stretch and back relaxation exercise.

How to Do Pilates Workouts for Weight Loss
Here are six ways to focus your Pilates workout on weight loss. You have to challenge your body to burn more calories and lose weight.

How to Do a Pilates Roll Up Exercise
The PIlates roll up is a well known exercise for flat abs, better than sit ups and crunches for creating a flat stomach. Here's how to do the roll up.

Side Leg Lifts - Pilates Mat Exercise Instructions
Pilates side leg lifts work the abdominals as well as the thighs. developing core strength and balance. How to perform this mat exercise.

Pilates Mat Swan Exercise Instructions
Swan stretches the abdominals and hip flexors, even as it strengthens the abdominals, back, shoulders, inner thighs, pelvic floor and hamstrings.

How to do the Pilates Pike on the Exercise Ball
Pike on the exercise ball targets the abs and the shoulder stabilizers. Learn how to perform this Pilates exercise that you can do at home.

Inner Thigh Lifts - Pilates Mat Exercise Instruction
Inner thigh lifts work your legs from your core abdominals. They tone the thighs and abs and stretch the hips. How to perform this mat exercise.

Leg Pull Back - Pilates Exercise Instructions
Leg pull back is an intermediate Pilates exercise that tests shoulder and core strength. It also requires flexibility and stability at the hips.

Thigh Exercises - Side-Lying Leg Press - Pilates Magic Circle Thigh Exercises
Get exercise instructions for the Pilates magic circle exercise, Side-lying Leg Press. This exercise will tone your thighs and butt.

Pilates Exercises - Shoulder Stability in Pilates Exercises
Pilates exercises teach shoulder stability. These pictures show you how to stabilize your shoulders and scapula in exercise.

Shoulder and Upper Back Stretches for Exercise Ball
Learn shoulder stretches and upper back exercises you can do in exercise ball workouts or at your desk to relieve tension in your shoulders.

How to Set Up a Home Pilates Workout Space
Get tips on how to set up for your home Pilates workout. Follow through on home workout plans by planning a space for exercises and Pilates equipment.

A Pilates Instructor Story of Healing a Broken Collarbone
This is an inspiring story about how a healing a broken collarbone led Pilates instructor Tina Hicks on a journey of new discoveries about movement and alignment.

How a Broken Collarbone Taught Me So Much
Read one pilates instructor's inspiring story about how healing a broken collarbone led her on a journey of new discoveries about movement and alignment. Page 2.

Get an Oblique Workout with Pilates Exercises
If you want to know how to get an oblique workout or what the obliques are and what they do, this is the article for you. It includes sample oblique exercises from Pilates as well as safety tips.

Hip Opening with the Exercise Ball
Learn how to perform the hip opening on the exercise ball. This easy exercise helps tone the inner thighs and works the deep hip muscles.

High Clam Pilates Exercise for Inner Thigh, Abs, Hips
The high clam is a beginner Pilates exercise that provides a little more challenge as a toning exercise for the abdominals, inner thighs, and hips.

Do Pilates Toe Socks Work? - ToeSox Review
Pilates toe socks will change the way you work out. This ToeSox review explains the non-slip benefits and why you should wear exercise socks.

Workstation setup - the Best Office Chair Height
Find out what the best office chair height is for your workstation setup. These tips apply if to your home office chair and at work.

The Best Keyboard Height for Your Workstation Setup
Part of having good posture at work is having the best keyboard height for you body. Learn how to judge how high your office desk should be and what to do if you don't have an adjustable height desk.

The Best Computer Monitor height and distance
Computer monitor height and distance are a critical part of your workstation setup. Learn how far away and how high your computer monitor should be.

How to Sit at Your Desk
Learn how to sit at your desk and set up your workstation so that you can be productive and comfortable and at work.

How to Sit at Work - Your Posture and Your Workstation Setup
Learn how to sit at work with our workstation setup tips such as monitor distance, chair height, and desk height.

Reclined Hip Stretch for the Outside of the Hip
The reclined hip stretch is an easy Pilates stretching exercise that targets the outside of the hip, providing flexibility and release of tension.

5 Ways Pilates Can Make you Better at Everything
5 Ways Pilates Can Make you Better at Everything

Get Pilates Strong: Teaser Step 1
The Ultimate Pilates Move You Can Do - Nail your Teaser

Get Pilates Strong: Teaser Step 2
The Ultimate Pilates Move You Can Do - Nail your Teaser

Get Pilates Strong: Teaser Step 3
The Ultimate Pilates Move You Can Do - Nail your Teaser

Get Pilates Strong: The Criss Cross - Step 1
Exercise your Obliques and Trim your Waist with the Pilates Criss Cross

Get Pilates Strong: The Criss Cross - Step 2
Exercise your Obliques and Trim your Waist with the Pilates Criss Cross

The Classic Pilates move can be your best move with these tips
Pilates Teasers don't come easy. Get ready with these preparatory moves.

The First Five Pilates Exercises Will Transform You
The first 5 Pilates exercises will change your body. And the world. According to Joe Pilates.

Best Pilates DVD Workouts Reviews
Kick your at-home workout up a notch with a Pilates DVD workout. These are the best Pilates DVDs suited for all skill levels and fitness interests.

Pilates Neck Pull - Tips from Pilates Masters
Get tips on how to do Pilates exercise neck pull from the great instructors Romana Kryzanowska, Jay Grimes and Kathy Grant as shared by Alisa Wyatt.

The Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Instructor Certification Gets Accreditation
The Pilates Method Alliance certification program for Pilates instructors has been accredited by the NCCA. Find out why this is relevant to you as a consumer or a Pilates instructor.

Free Pilates Spine Stretch Exercise Instructions
Pilates mat exercise, spine stretch, is a great stretch for the back and the hamstrings, as well as a moment to center oneself before moving on to more challenging exercises.

Learn what Seperates Pilates breathing from the rest.
Learn what Seperates Pilates breathing from the rest.

Why Pilates Is a Good Workout for Men
Pilates is a good workout for men. Find out why men do Pilates and why Pilates has a history with men.

Pilates and Fitness Exercises for Exercise Balls
Develop core strength and balance by adding exercise balls, also known as fitness balls or Swiss balls, to your Pilates exercises. Try these tips.

Pilates on the Go: How to Exercise While You Travel
Don't let a trip throw off your routine. These pieces of packable Pilates equipment, DVDs, and Pilates travel exercise tips will keep you on track.

Who Is Rael Isacowitz? About Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the leading Pilates instructor of our time. In this interview Rael shares his passion for Pilates as total body experience. Page 4.

Who Is Rael Isacowitz? About Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the leading Pilates instructor of our time. In this interview Rael shares his passion for Pilates as total body experience. Page 3.

Pilates Can't Do Everything. Or Can It?
Pilates won't stretch you into bliss or sweat you out or get you into the groove. Not the way you think it will. Learn the real reasons to start Pilates.

Tip to Toe Pilates Workout - 10 Beginner Exercises
The 10 exercises in this tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners will improve strength and flexibility. Use these for a short effective session.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Roll Back Exercise
Tone your abdominal muscles as you learn the Pilates roll back, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - The Rocker Exercise
Tone your abdominal muscles and stretch your legs and back as you learn the Pilates open leg rocker, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners. These exercises give you flat abs, firm butt, and toned thighs as well as increase overall flexibility and strength.

Who Practices Pilates?
There are a lot more people doing Pilates than just the young women and red carpet celebrities. People of all ages and all levels of fitness practice Pilates.

Pilates vs Yoga - Exercises Both Share and Differences
How are Pilates and yoga different and alike? Explore these exercises that they share and see ways in which they are the same and how they are not.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Scissors
Learn the Pilates scissors exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise is based on the classic Pilates mat exercise the scissors.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Swan
Learn the Pilates swan exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise is based on the classic Pilates mat exercise the swan.

Pilates Exercises - Workout from BASI Pilates - Helicopter
Learn the Pilates helicopter exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise can also be done on the foam body roller.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Roll Over
Learn the Pilates roll exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise is based on the classic Pilates mat exercise the roll over.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - kneeling lunge
Learn the Pilates kneeling lunge exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise can also be done on the mat.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Side Lift
Learn the Pilates side lift and over exercise on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise is a wonderful side stretch.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Spine Twist
Learn the Pilates spine twist on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This is a nice twisting back stretch.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Leg Pull Front
Learn the Pilates exercise leg pull front on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise builds on plank and is based on the classic Pilates mat exercise leg pull front.

Pilates Exercises - Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates - Hundred
Learn the Pilates hundred prep on the step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz. This exercise is based on the classic Pilates mat exercise the hundred.

Footwork I: Step I
Sculpt your legs and glutes with Pilates squats.

Footwork I: Step III
Sculpt your legs and glutes with Pilates squats.

Footwork I: Step IV
Sculpt your legs and glutes with Pilates squats.

Footwork I: Step II
Sculpt your legs and glutes with Pilates squats.

Step Barrel Workout from BASI Pilates
Learn an intermediate Pilates step barrel workout from master teacher Rael Isacowitz, with moves that can also be done on the mat or foam roller.

Roll Over - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Pilates roll over is all about control. You'll get a good stretch for your back and hamstrings and work your abdominal muscles well in the process.

Pilates Exercises- Roll Over - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Your Warm Up Exercises for Pilates Mat Workouts
Be centered and aligned before you begin exercising. These easy Pilates exercises will give you an opportunity to tune in to your body, find your alignment, and set your mental focus for your workout session.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings One and Two
Rowing one and two are part of the Pilates reformer series called the Rowing. They are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. Get exercise instructions and photos for rowing one and two taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Instructions for Rocking, an Advanced Pilates Exercise
Rocking is an advanced Pilates exercise that give a strong back extension. Learn how to get into position and how to do this back exercise.

Pilates Exercise - Instructions for Rocking, an Advanced Pilates Exercise
Rocking is an advanced Pilates exercise. This unique exercise is a strong back extension. Get instructions for Pilates exercise - rocking.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings One and Two
Rowing one and two are part of the Pilates reformer series called the Rowing. They are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. Get exercise instructions and photos for rowing one and two taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

The Hundred - Pilates Mat Exercises - Quick Workout
The Hundred is a classic Pilates Exercise. In this quick workout, it builds strength, stamina and coordination. One must use the breath and really activate the powerhouse at the same time.

Pilates Mat Exercise for Beginners: The Saw
Saw is a basic Pilates back and hamstring stretch mat exercise for all workout levels that utilizes a spinal rotation to increase the stretch.

Pilates Mat Exercise - The Saw
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.

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Home and Studio Pilates Equipment in Pictures
This gallery of Pilates equipment will show you all the major Pilates machines used in Pilates equipment exercises. See pictures of equipment from Stott Pilates, Peak Pilates and Balanced Body, as well as exercise demonstrations.

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Pilates Exercise Instructions - Neck Pull
Get Pilates exercise instructions for the classic Pilates exercise, neck pull. This version is one shown in book, Return to Life Through Contrology.

Foot Exercises with Pilates Equipment
When we say Pilates is a full-body system of exercise, we really mean it. Learn about the Pilates foot corrector and the toe exerciser for your feet.

Five Minute Pilates
You only have 5 minutes to make a transition. Mix and match any of these Pilates exercises to help get energy, reduce stress, and feel refreshed.

Standing Pilates Overview: Exercises and Certification
Find out what standing Pilates is, how to learn standing Pilates exercises, and about standing Pilates teacher certification.

Side Lying Quad and Hip Flexor Leg Stretch
The side lying quad and hip flexor stretch is a basic leg stretch stretches the front of the thigh and hip. Learn to do it effectively with Pilates.

Best Pilates DVDs: Review of Stott Pilates Walking Pilates
New to Pilates? You'll like the Stott Pilates Walking Pilates DVD that includes indoor cardio routines and Pilates mat exercises to promote weight loss.

Alisa Wyatt Advanced Pilates DVD - Pilates Workouts
Looking for a Pilates DVD that will make you sweat? Alisa Wyatt's Advanced Pilates DVD workout offers an invigorating and challenging Pilates workout.

Improve your Posture with Standing Pilates Exercises
Pilates exercises that are done standing improve balance and posture. They are great thigh exercises as well. Learn two Pilates standing footwork exercises.

Standing Pilates Exercises for Better Posture
Pilates exercises that are done standing improve balance and posture. They are great thigh exercises as well. Learn two Pilates footwork exercises.

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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..

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Pilates Standing Exercises - Wall Roll Down - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Best Butt Exercises - Pilates Heel Beats
Pilates heel beats is one of the best butt toning exercises. It works the back, hamstrings and inner thighs. Learn how to perform this exercise.

Yoga and Pilates Exercises, Cow Pose Instructions for Yoga and Pilates Exercises
Cat and cow, a back stretch exercise from yoga and Pilates is one of the best. Get exercise instructions for cat-cow back stretch.

Foot Exercise - Strengthening with the Towel Curl
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.

Foot Exercises - Strengthening with the Towel Curl Foot 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.

Foot Exercises - Strengthening with the Towel Curl
The towel curl foot strengthening exercise aims to increase the strength and flexibility of the feet and naturally lift the arches.

Pilates Mat Exercise - Mermaid Side Stretch
Mermaid side stretch lengthens and opens the side body, it engages the scapula in the back, and it connects your stretch all the way through center. Use Mermaid as a gentle warm up or a more intense stretch later in your routine. This exercise is one of the free sample Pilates exercises at pilates.about.com.

Pilates Mat Exercise - Mermaid Side Stretch
Mermaid side stretch lengthens and opens the side body, it teaches the engagement of the scapula in the back, and it connects your stretch all the way through center. Use Mermaid as a gentle warm up or a more intense stretch later in your routine. This exercise is one of the free sample Pilates exercises at pilates.about.com.

Jennifer Kries Pilates Trainer Series Review - Pilates DVDs
Jennifer Kries' Pilates Master Trainer Series DVD set will deepen your practice, whether you want to be a Pilates instructor or are a serious student.

Who Is Rael Isacowitz? About Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the leading Pilates instructor of our time. In this interview Rael shares his passion for Pilates as total body experience.

Who Is Rael Isacowitz? About Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the leading Pilates instructor of our time. In this interview Rael shares his passion for Pilates as total body experience. Page 2.

Better Than Kegels Goes Beyond Kegels - Pelvic Floor Exercises
Marie Monahan's Beyond Kegels update, Better Than Kegels, includes Pilates pelvic floor exercises both men and women can benefit from.

4 Ways Regular Pilates Can Alleviate Your Migraines.
Did you know poor sleep and posture can contribute to your Migraines? Did you know Pilates can help? Learn 4 Pilates solutions for migraines.

Use These Pilates Hacks for All Your Other Workouts
Use these simple Pilates techniques and approaches in any exercise you do. Pilates makes everything easier and better.

One Pilates Move for your Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis symptoms can be alleviated with an at home Pilates foot exercise.

How to Survive your Pilates Teacher Training Program, No Matter What.
What does it really take to survive a Pilates Teacher Training program? Find out in this survival guide.

How to do Pilates Scissors Exercise
How to do the Pilates scissors, an advanced exercise that requires great core strength, shoulder stability, pelvic stability, and hip flexibility.

Clam Exercise- Free Pilates Instructions
Clam is a simple Pilates exercise that tones the hip and thigh muscles and promotes pelvic stability. Learn how to do this easy and basic Pilates move.

Bicycle - Pilates Exercise Instructions
Bicycle done the Pilates way is an intermediate level mat exercise with no equipment required. It will work your legs butt, abs, shoulders and arms.

How to do a Reclined Twisting Lower Back Stretch
This gentle twist exercise can be used a a lower back stretch before or exercise or after. Use it to increase flexibility and help relieve back pain.

How To Do Child's Pose for Pilates and Yoga
Child's pose is a wonderful relaxation and stretch exercise that appears in both Pilates and yoga classes. Here are the instructions to perform it.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Towel Curl Exercise
Learn a foot strengthening exercise, towel curls is one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Roll Up Prep Exercise
Tone your abdominal muscles as you learn the Pilates roll up, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Pilates Workouts - Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - The Saw Exercise
Tone your abdominal muscles and stretch your legs and back as you learn the Pilates saw, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Clam Exercise
Tone your thighs as you learn the Pilates high clam, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Dart Exercise
Strengthen your back as you learn the Pilates dart, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Heel Beats Exercise
A butt firming exercise, learn the Pilates heel beats, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Tip to Toe Beginner Pilates Workout - Dolphin Plank Exercise
Tone your abdominal muscles and strengthen your whole body as you learn the dolphin plank, one of 10 Pilates exercises giving you a tip to toe Pilates workout for beginners.

Quick Pilates Workout - Sample Exercises
Get a quick Pilates workout with this free series of seven mat exercises. Warm up, then stretch and tone the abdominals, back, arms, legs and butt.

Quick Workout - Pilates mat exercise - Pelvic Curl
A warm up for the spine and abdominal muscles, Pelvic Curl in this quick workout also works the lower body and helps coordinate breath and movement.

Pilates Quick Workout - Single Leg Stretch Exercise
Single Leg Stretch is one of the best Pilates mat exercises for working the abdominals. In this quick workout is an especially good exercise for the lower abdominals. If flat abs. is one of your goals, this exercise is for you.

Quick Workout - Spine Stretch - Pilates Mat Exercise
Spine Stretch is a Pilates mat exercise that feels really good. In this quick workout it is a great stretch for the back and the hamstrings as well as a moment to center oneself before moving on to more challenging exercises.

Quick Workout - Pilates Exercise - Swimming
This Pilates mat exercise is perfect for toning the abs. butt, back and hamstrings.

Quick Workout - Plank - Pilates Mat Exercise
While Plank really targets the abdominal muscles and shoulder stability, you will find that plank is an excellent way to get a full body challenge. It is often modified to help build core stability for beginners and those with physical challenges.

Saw - Pilates Mat Exercises
Saw is a basic Pilates Mat Exercise that is appropriate for all workout levels. In this quick workout it is a good spine stretch, utilizing spinal rotation and the breath to increase the stretch.

Pilates Exercises- Roll Over - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
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.

Pilates Mat Exercise - The Saw
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.

Hip Flexor Stretch - the Lunge Exercise as a Hip Flexor Stretch
The lunge is a basic hip flexor stretch, but many people don't do this stretching exercise for the most benefit. Learn to use the standing lunge to stretch your body as a warm up or cool down exercise.

Hip Flexor Stretch The Lunge
The standing lunge is a basic hip flexor stretch, Learn to use it when you've been sitting too much or as a warm up or cool down exercise.

The Carriage and Frame of a Pilates Reformer
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.

The Springs and Gear System of the Pilates Reformer
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.

The Head Rest and Shoulder Blocks on the Reformer
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.

Pilates Reformer - The Parts of a Pilates Reformer
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.

Get Pilates Strong: Single Leg Kick Step 2
The Pilates Single Leg Kick will Shape and Tone your Tush.

Get Pilates Strong: Single Leg Kick Step 1
Shape up your Rear with the Pilates Single leg Kick

Get Pilates Strong: The Thigh Stretch - Step 1
Stronger leaner thighs are yours for the taking with this Pilates Move.

Get Pilates Strong: The Thigh Stretch - Step 2
Stronger leaner thighs are yours for the taking with this Pilates Move.

The Pilates Tower Takes Center Stage in Fitness
Step away from the Reformer. The Pilates Tower is the newest craze in Pilates training. Workout directly with the springs for maximum benefit.

The Benefits of Deep Breathing in Pilates Exercise
This article explains deep breathing in Pilates exercise, as well as the benefits of deep breathing. It also includes info on deep breathing exercises.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

Free Pilates Ring Exercises: Roll Up with Magic Circle, a Pilates Ring Exercise
Roll up is a great classic Pilates exercise. It works the abs like nothing else. Add the Pilates ring, or magic circle, to the exercise, and learn even more from roll up. Here are free exercise instructions for roll up with Pilates ring.

3 Great Ways Pilates Benefits You in Everyday Life
How can Pilates exercises benefit you in your everyday life? See how they improve ordinary movement like walking, driving and reaching for objects.

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An index of categories in the

Rehab or Exercise? What is Pilates?
Pilates is often confused with rehab or therapy, but is that really appropriate? We weigh in on the pros and cons of Pilates as exercise and rehab.

Pilates Questions: Answers from Readers
Read what others have shared about their Pilates experience on a variety of topics from weight loss to etiquette. Add your own thoughts too.

Pilates Information Polls - Take a Pilates Poll
Pilates polls are a fun, quick, and easy way to weigh in on different Pilates subjects. Take a poll and then check the results page to see how other people voted.

Pilates Equipment - Large Pilates Equipment for Home and Studio
This gallery of Pilates equipment pictures will show you all the major Pilates machines used in Pilates equipment exercises. See pictures of equipment from Stott Pilates, Peak Pilates and Balanced Body as well as exercise demonstrations.

Pilates Chairs - Pilates Equipment for Home of Studio
This set of pictures of Pilates equipment show the Pilates chair. You will see traditional designs as well as contemporary Pilates chair photos. Page 2.

Pilates Reformer - Pilates Equipment for Home and Studio
These pictures of Pilates equipment show the Pilates reformer. You will see classic reformers as well contemporary and portable styles. Page 3.

Pilates Tower - Pilates Equipment Pictures of the Tower
This gallery of Pilates equipment pictures will show you all the major Pilates machines used in Pilates equipment exercises. See pictures of equipment from Stott Pilates, Peak Pilates and Balanced Body as well as exercise demonstrations. Page 4.

Pilates Equipment - Cadillac, Trapeze - Pilates Equipment
This gallery of Pilates equipment shows the Pilates cadillac or trapeze table. These pictures show Pilates cadillacs from Balanced Body, Peak Pilates and Core Pilates NYC. Page 5.

Photo of Grasshopper on the Ladder Barrel Pilates Exercise
In these Pilates photos, see what strength and flexibility in exercise looks like. Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates moves. Page 10.

Photo of the Pilates Cadillac Exercise Inverted Split
Pilates photos show not only how challenging the advanced exercises are and the strength required, but also how much fun they can truly be. Page 12.

Photo of Pull Ups on the Pilates Cadillac
Picture of Pull Ups on the Pilates Cadillac. It requires great shoulder strength, core control and concentration in order to perform well. Page 8.

Photo of Side Twist on the Mat Pilates Exercise
In these Pilates photos, see what strength and flexibility in exercise looks like. Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates moves. Page 11.

Photo of Stretch on Ladder Barrel is Advanced Pilates Exercise
In these Pilates photos, see what strength and flexibility in exercise looks like. Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates moves. Page 9.

Pilates Cadillac Exercise Photos
Take a look at what core strength, breathing and control really mean as demonstrated by Pilates expert Ray Kurshals on the Pilates Cadillac!

Pilates Cadillac Exercise: Inverted Hanging Scissors
Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates pictures. Take a look at what core strength, balance and training in Pilates can accomplish! Page 3.

Pilates Exercise on the Reformer
Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates pictures. Take a look at what core strength, balance and training in Pilates can accomplish! Page 4.

Ray Kurshal's Funky Chicken on the Pilates Cadillac
Here's a photo of an advanced Pilates exercise created by an expert. This move takes core strength, breathing and focus to perform well! Page 2.

Picture of Side Sit Ups on the Reformer with Box
Enjoy this photo gallery of advanced Pilates pictures. Take a look at what core strength can really do. Page 6.

Photo of the Pilates Exercise Snake and Twist on the Reformer
Snake and Twist is one of the toughest exercises in the advanced Pilates Reformer repertoire. Check out the strength and focus this exercise demands. Page 5.

Photo of the Teaser on the Pilates Wunda Chair
Here's an image of the infamous Teaser, a tough Pilates exercise that is a challenge for the Wunda Chair, or when done as a mat exercise. Page 7.

Stress Relief with Easy Stress Reduction Exercises
These easy stress reducing exercises can be used alone or as part of the warm up or cool down phases of your exercise routines.

Pilates Reformers and Equipment - Tour a Factory for Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a equipment manufacturer. Learn all about how Pilates reformers and equipment are built at Root Manufacturing.

Pilates Reformers and Equipment - Tour a Factory for Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a Root Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn all about how Pilates machines like reformers and other equipment are built. Page 6.

Pilates Reformers and Equipment - Building Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a Roots Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn all about how Pilates reformers and equipment are built. Page 2.

Pilates Chairs and Equipment - Tour a Factory for Pilates Chairs and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates chairs come from? Take a tour of a Root Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn about how Pilates chairs and machines are built. Page 3.

Pilates Machines - Tour a Factory for Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a Root Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn all about how Pilates machines like reformers and other equipment are built. Page 5.

Pilates Reformers and Equipment - Tour a Factory for Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a Roots Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn all about how Pilates machines like reformers and other equipment are built. Page 4.

Pilates Reformers and Equipment - Where they Build Pilates Reformers and Equipment
Do you know where Pilates reformers come from? Take a tour of a Root Pilates equipment manufacturer and learn all about how Pilates machines like reformers and other equipment are built. Page 7.

Mari Winsor Pilates DVD Set - Winsor Pilates Super Sculpting
For a total body transformation, try Mari Winsor's Super Sculpting Pilates DVD set, which includes four workout DVDs and a weight loss meal plan.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes - Alo Pilates and Yoga Clothes at the Yoga Journal Conference 2009
This photo gallery of Pilates and yoga clothes from the Yoga Journal conference 2009 shows stylish and trendy workout clothing from many brands like Lululemon, Lucy, and be present.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes - Lucy Pilates and Yoga Clothes from the Yoga Journal Conference
This photo gallery of Pilates and yoga clothes from the Yoga Journal conference 2009 shows stylish and trendy workout clothing from many brands like Lululemon, Lucy, and be present. Page 7.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes - Lululemon in the Gallery of Pilates and Yoga Clothes at the Yoga Journal Conference
This photo gallery of Pilates and yoga clothes from the Yoga Journal conference 2009 shows stylish and trendy workout clothing from many brands like Lululemon, Lucy, and be present. Page 6.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes - Stonewear Pilates and Yoga Clothes from the Yoga Journal Conference 2009
This photo gallery of Pilates and yoga clothes from the Yoga Journal conference 2009 shows stylish and trendy workout clothing from brands like Lululemon, Lucy, and be present. Page 2.

Pilates Equipment - Pictures of Small Pilates Equipment for Home Exercise
Great pictures of Pilates equipment for the home workout. Exercise balls, resistance bands and exercise mats are among the pictures in this gallery of small, affordable Pilates exercise equipment for the home.

Pilates Equipment - Pictures of Small Pilates Equipment for Home Exercise
Great pictures of Pilates equipment for the home workout. Exercise balls, resistance bands and exercise mats are among the pictures in this gallery of small, affordable Pilates exercise equipment for the home. Page 2.

Pilates Equipment - Pictures of Small Pilates Equipment for Home Exercise
Find great pictures of Pilates equipment for the home workout. Exercise balls, resistance bands, and exercise mats are among the pictures in this gallery of small, affordable Pilates exercise equipment for the home. Page 3.

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Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings Three and Four
Pilates reformer rowing exercises three and four are part of the Pilates reformer series called The Rowings. Rowing three and four are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. These exercise instructions, and photos for rowings three and four are taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.