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Pilates Mat Exercise: Open Leg Rocker: Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
This Pilates mat exercise develops core strength as it challenges the strength and control of the abdominal muscles. Open leg rocker stimulates the spine and encourages full breathing. These instructions are part of a series of free sample Pilates exercises at pilates.about.com.

Pilates Mat Exercise - Mermaid Side Stretch - Free Pilates Exercise 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. This exercise is one of the free sample Pilates exercises at pilates.about.com.

Swimming - Pilates Mat Exercise - Swimming
Swimming, is a fun exercise, yet quite a workout. Swimming, like the activity it is named after, works every part of the body. This one is perfect for toning the abs, butt, back and hamstrings.

Pilates Mat Exercise - Swimming Modified
Pilates mat exercise, swimming, is a fun exercise, yet quite a workout. Swimming, like the activity it is named after, works every part of the body. This one is perfect for toning the abs. butt, back and hamstrings. Try Pilates swimming as a great counter exercise to all the front flexion exercises.

Winsor Pilates - What is Winsor Pilates and Who is Mari Winsor
Winsor Pilates is one of the most recognizable names in Pilates exercise. Developed by Pilates instructor Mari Winsor, Winsor Pilates is known for its weight loss, body sculpting, and abdominal workouts.

Pilates Equipment Review - Pain Free Pilates DVD and Stretch-eze Stretch Band - Equipment Review
A Pilates equipment review of the Stretch-eze band, and the Pain Free Pilates DVD. The Stretch-eze band gives support for Pilates exercises that are difficult for some people.

Pilates Mat - Real Alignment Pilates Mat from Alycea Ungaro and Real Pilates NYC
This unique pilates mat has an attractive design on it that serves as a visual aid for your alignment as you do yoga or Pilates exercises. It is designed by Alycea Ungaro author of Pilates Body in Motion and founder of Real Pilates NYC. Read this review.

Resistance Training - Tye4® for Balance Exercises and Resistance Training
The Tye4 is a small piece of resistance training equipment that is worn on the body. Originally developed for standing Pilates exercises, it helps improve balance and posture.

Get the Most Out of Your Pilates Exercise Classes
From choosing a Pilates instructor to deciding what kind of class to do first, here are seven ways to make sure that you are getting the most out of your Pilates classes.

Top Pilates New Year Resolutions: Anytime Pilates Fitness Resolutions
New health and fitness resolutions can be made anytime, not just New Year's. Here are my top resolution picks for Pilates fitness. If you are of strong spirit and ready to make a commitment to your health and exercise goals, try these Pilates New Year's resolutions.

Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Looking for free Pilates exercises? Here's a large selection of Pilates exercise instructions, including workouts for the Pilates magic circle, resistance bands and exercise ball.

Canyon Ranch - Strength, Core and Yoga Workout DVD - Review
Read of review of a strength, core and yoga fitness DVD from Canyon Ranch which also features bonuses from nutrition and lifestyle experts from the Canyon Ranch spa.

Stott Pilates DVD Review - Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle
In this Pilates DVD review I tell what I like about the Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle DVD and who I think it will benefit.

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.

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.

Resistance Band Exercises for an Upper Body Workout
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.

Resistance Band Exercises - Toning the Arms, Shoulders and Chest
External rotation or the arms with the resistance band tones the arms, chest and shoulders.

Resistance Band Exercise for Upper Body - Triceps Press
Use this triceps press with resistance band exercise to tone the backs of your arms as well as your core.

Resistance Band Exercise - Arm Toning with Biceps Curl
Tone your arms and your abs with this resistance band exercise.

Resistance Band Exercise - Rowing for the Upper Body
This rowing exercise for the upper body is a resistance band exercise that tones the arms, back and shoulders. Get free exercise instructions for rowing.

Pilates DVD Review: Modern Pilates Mat Workout with Lisa Johnson
Read a Pilates DVD review of the Modern Pilates Mat Workout DVD from Lisa Johnson.

Best Pilates - Reformers, Workout Clothes and Best Pilates DVDs
Find out who the winners were for best Pilates DVDs, reformers, and workout clothes in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards at About.com.

Pilates Reformer - The Readers' Choice Winner - Best Pilates Reformer
Find out who won the best Pilates reformer in the 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

Best Pilates DVDs - Readers' Choice Award for Best Pilates DVD
Find out what Pilates DVD won the Readers' Choice Award for Best Pilates DVD in 2011.

Workout Clothes - Readers Choice Award for Best Workout Clothes
We have a workout clothes winner. Find out what brand Pilates readers awarded Best Workout Clothes in the Readers' Choice Awards 2011.

Pilates DVD Review - Stott Pilates Breast Cancer Rehab
Learn about exercises for breast cancer recovery. Read a review of the Stott Pilates DVD Pilates for Breast Cancer Rehab with toning balls.

Supported Roll Back - Pilates Mat Exercise
Supported Roll Back makes a perfect warm up for the abdominals and spine. It is also one of the best exercises for figuring out how to use your abdominal muscles in Pilates. The support of the hands behind the knees also allows one experiment with how the abs are engaging, and the amount of challenge they take on at different points in the sequence.

Roll Back - Pilates Mat Exercise
Supported Roll Back makes a perfect warm up for the abdominals and spine. It is also one of the best exercises for figuring out how to use your abdominal muscles in Pilates. The support of the hands behind the knees also allows one experiment with how the abs are engaging, and the amount of challenge they take on at different points in the sequence.

Roll Back - Pilates Mat Exercise
Supported Roll Back makes a perfect warm up for the abdominals and spine. It is also one of the best exercises for figuring out how to use your abdominal muscles in Pilates. The support of the hands behind the knees also allows one experiment with how the abs are engaging, and the amount of challenge they take on at different points in the sequence.

Roll Back - Pilates Mat Exercise
Supported Roll Back makes a perfect warm up for the abdominals and spine. It is also one of the best exercises for figuring out how to use your abdominal muscles in Pilates. The support of the hands behind the knees also allows one experiment with how the abs are engaging, and the amount of challenge they take on at different points in the sequence.

Pilates Exercises - One Leg Circle with Exercise Band - Pilates with Exercise Bands
One Leg Circle is a core strength tester. It tones and stretches the thighs and deepens the engagement of the core muscles.

Pilates Magic Circle Arm Exercises - Straight Arm Press
This Pilates Magic Circle exercise is a wonderful all-in-one for the arms, the abdominals and the back.

Pilates Reformers - Readers Choice - Best Pilates Reformers
Find out who the finalists for best Pilates reformer were in the 2011 Pilates Readers' Choice Awards.

Pilates Reformers - Allegro by Balanced Body - Finalist for Best Pilates Reformers
The Allegro Pilates reformer from Balanced Body is one of the finalists in the Readers Choice Awards for Pilates. Learn more.

Pilates Reformers - Classic Reformer from Gratz Pilates - Finalist for Best Pilates Reformers
The Classic Pilates reformer from Gratz Pilates is one of the finalists in the Readers Choice Awards for Pilates. Learn more.

Pilates Reformers - the Studio Reformer by Balanced Body - Finalist for Best Pilates Reformers
The Studio Pilates reformer from Balanced Body is one of the finalists in the Readers Choice Awards for Pilates. Learn more.

Pilates Reformers - Readers Choice - Best Pilates Reformers
Find out who the finalists for best Pilates reformer were in the 2011 Pilates Readers' Choice Awards.

Beginner Pilates Exercises - Double Leg Stretch - Modification, Prep
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.

Beginner Pilates Exercises - Double Leg Stretch - Modification, Prep
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.

Beginner Pilates Exercises - Double Leg Stretch - Modification, Prep
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.

Beginner Pilates Exercises - Double Leg Stretch - Modification, Prep
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.

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.

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.

Exercise Ball Exercises - Knee Folds - A Pilates Exercise Ball Exercise
Done on the exercise ball, this fundamental Pilates move has an added core strength and balance challenge. Try knee folds on the exercise ball.

Standing Pilates - Learn the Standing Pilates Adaptation of Rolling Like a Ball
This standing Pilates exercise is based on the Pilates mat exercise, rolling like a ball. Free Pilates exercise instructions for standing Pilates work the abs and legs, and help develop balance and flexibility.

Palm Press with Magic Circle is a Pelvic Floor Exercise
Learn palm press with magic circle as a pelvic floor exercise that also strengthens the obliques.

Pelvic Floor Exercise - Lean Back with Pilates Magic Circle
Lean Back with Magic Circle is a pelvic floor exercise that will also tone your inner things, abdominal muscles, and back.

Exercise Ball Exercises - Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Learn the bridge exercise on the exercise ball. It tones the butt, abdominals, hamstrings and thighs. Pilates exercise ball exercises are fun and help with balance.

Hip Stretch with Exercise Ball and Wall - a Standing Exercise
Learn a standing thigh and hip stretch with the exercise ball against a wall. This exercise ball exercise is great for opening the front of the hip and adds a balance and strength challenge as well.

Summer Olympics 2012 - US Olympic Athletes Training Programs Use Pilates
These Summer 2012 Olympic athletes include Pilates in their training programs. See photos and learn more.

Dana Vollmer - Olympic Swimmer Trains with Pilates
Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer, who won gold in 2004 says she uses Pilates as part of her training program. Learn more.

Lolo Jones Olympic Training Program Includes Pilates
US track and field hurdler Lolo Jones included Pilates in her training program for the Olympics. See photo and learn more.

Sanya Richards-Ross - Olympic Training Program Includes Pilates
Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross includes Pilates in her training program. Learn more.

Natalie Coughlin - Olympic Swimmer Uses Pilates in Training Program
Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin has been a Pilates enthusiast for a long time. Learn more.

Kerri Walsh - Olympic Volleyball Player Uses Pilates in Training Program
Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh says she uses Pilates as part of her Olympic training program for womens volleyball. Learn more.

Misty May-Treanor - Olympic Volleyball Player Uses Pilates in Training Program
Misty May-Treanor and beach volleyball partner Kerri Walsh use Pilates in their Olympic training program. Learn more.

Olympic Mens Diving Team Member Nick McCrory - Training Program Uses Pilates
Nick McCrory is on the mens diving team for the summer Olympics 2012. He uses Pilates as part of his training program. Learn more.

David Boudia - 2012 Summer Olympics Diver Uses Pilates in Training Program
David Boudia competes in the summer Olympics 2012 with Pilates as part of his training program. Learn more.

Ariana Kukors - Olympic Swimmer Uses Pilates in Her Training Program
Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors includes Pilates in her Olympics training program. Learn more.

Pilates Exercises - Side Stretch Pilates Exercises
Side stretch is one of the classical Pilates exercises. This is side bending exercise that makes you work your arms, shoulders, core and inner thighs as well.

Pilates Exercises - Side Stretch Pilates Exercises
Side stretch is one of the classical Pilates exercises. This is side bending exercise that makes you work your arms, shoulders, core and inner thighs as well.

Pilates Exercises - Side Stretch Pilates Exercises
Side stretch is one of the classical Pilates exercises. This is side bending exercise that makes you work your arms, shoulders, core and inner thighs as well.

Pilates Equipment - Side Stretch on Reformer, Chair, and Cadillac Pilates Equipment
Side stretch is one of the classical Pilates exercises. This page shows examples of side stretch exercises on Pilates equipment like the reformer, cadillac and chair.

Relaxation Techniques - Constructive Rest Position as a Relaxation Technique
As relaxation techniques go, constructive rest is one of the best places to start. Learn the constructive rest position.

Constructive Rest Position - Instructions for Constructive Rest Position
As relaxation techniques go, constructive rest is one of the best places to start. Learn the constructive rest position.

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.

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 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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

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

Pilates Exercises for Back Pain - Learn Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Pilates exercises can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn beginner Pilates exercises that promote core stability, and stretch and strengthen the back.

Pilates Back Exercises - The Saw - A Pilates Back Exercise
Pilates exercises like the saw can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn 10 beginner Pilates exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Pelvic Tilt and Pelvic Curl - Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Pilates exercises like pelvic tilt can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn beginner Pilates exercises that promote core stability, and stretch and strengthen the back.

Pilates Exercise - Chest Lift - Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Pilates exercises can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn beginner Pilates exercises that promote core stability, and stretch and strengthen the back.

Pilates Exercise - Swan Prep- Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Pilates exercises can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn beginner Pilates exercises that promote core stability, and stretch and strengthen the back.

Yoga and Pilates Exercises - Child's Pose - Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Yoga and Pilates exercises like child's pose can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn beginner Pilates and yoga exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Pilates Exercises - Arm Leg Reach - Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain
Pilates exercises like arm and leg reach can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn 10 beginner Pilates exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Pilates and Yoga Exercises - Cat - Cow Back Stretch from Pilates and Yoga Exercises
Pilates and yoga exercises like cat-cow can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn 10 beginner Pilates exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Swimming - Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain - Swimming
Pilates exercises like swimming can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn 10 beginner Pilates exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Pilates Exercises to Decrease Back Pain - Spine Stretch Pilates for Back Pain
Pilates exercises like spine stretch can help decrease back pain, including low back pain. Learn 10 beginner Pilates exercises that stretch and strengthen the back to help back pain.

Pelvic Alignment in Exercise - Tucked vs Neutral Pelvic Alignment in Exercise
Learn about the importance of pelvic alignment in exercise. These examples from Pilates show the difference between a tucked and neutral pelvic alignment, and why you want to avoid a very tucked pelvis.

Pelvic Alignment in Exercise - Tucked vs Neutral Pelvic Alignment in Exercise
Learn about the importance of pelvic alignment in exercise. These examples from Pilates show the difference between a tucked and neutral pelvic alignment, and why you want to avoid a tucked pelvis.

Pelvic Alignment in Exercise - Tucked vs Neutral Pelvic Alignment in Exercise
Learn about the importance of pelvic alignment in exercise. These examples from Pilates show the difference between a tucked and neutral pelvic alignment, and why you want to avoid a tucked pelvis.

Ski Exercises - Pilates Workout for Skiers
Learn Pilates exercises for your ski workout. Improve flexibility, tone and balance with these these ski exercises.

Exercises for Ski Workouts - Pilates Standing Legwork
Learn to use standing Pilates leg work as a ski exercise to improve your balance and warm up as you tone your leg muscles, butt and core muscles.

Ski Exercises - Pilates Spine Stretch
Use Pilates spine stretch as a ski exercise to stretch the back, increase flexibility and tone the abdominal muscles.

Exercises for Ski Workouts - Pilates Pelvic Curl
Add pelvic curl to a ski workout routine because it strengthens the back and hamstrings and tones the inner thighs. It is also a wonderful warm up for the spine.

Exercises for Ski Exercises - Pilates Criss Cross
Pilates criss cross is one of the best abdominal exercises for a ski workout. It strengthens all the abs including the obliques, and the hip flexors.

Ski Exercises: Pilates Dart
Pilates dart exercise is a good ski exercise because it strengthens the back and is a counter stretch the forward contraction of skiing.

Ski Exercises: Pilates Corkscrew
Add Pilates corkscrew to your ski workouts. It strengthens the oblique muscles and shoulder stability.

Ski Exercises: Standing Lunge Hip Stretch
Learn to use the standing lunge as a hip flexor stretch for ski workouts. This ski exercise will improve balance as well.

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.

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.

Pilates Exercise - Chest Lift on the Exercise Ball - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Pilates exercises done on a ball create additional core strength and stability challenges to the ab workout you get with chest lift on the mat.

Pilates Push Up - How to Do Pilates Push Up the Wrong Way
Pilates push up is different than regular push ups. Take a look of what not to do in your Pilates push up exercise with this example of a Pilates move done wrong.

Redefining and Building Awareness of Core in Pilates and Exercise
Renowned Pilates instructor Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle guides us in new ways of understanding the core in Pilates and exercise. This article includes core awareness exercises from the 3-CoreConnections perspective.

Redefining and Building Awareness of Core in Pilates and Exercise
Renowned Pilates instructor Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle guides us in new ways of understanding the core in Pilates and exercise. This article includes core awareness exercises from the 3-CoreConnections perspective.

Core Exercises - Lower Core Awareness
Use this core awareness exercise called toe sitting to develop your awareness of the lower core of the body, from the domes of the feet to the pelvis. Learn how the lower core relates to your posture and balance.

Core Exercises - Central Core Awareness
In this awareness and breathing exercise, we tune in to the central core of the body -- the pelvic floor to the respiratory diaphragm, and learn how that relates to the idea of Pilates powerhouse.

Diaphragm to Cranial Base - Upper Core Exercise
This upper core sensory awareness exercise shows us how the inner ear and peripheral vision orient the body in relation to gravity and how to use that to get an natural inner lift through our core.

Sensory Awareness in Exercise and Pilates
Pilates teacher trainer Wendy Leblanc-Arbukcle talks about sensory awarness exercises and how to revea; the intellegence of the body in Pilates practice and teaching.

Pilates Moves for Back Pain, Core Strength and Balance - Learn Pilates Moves
This Pilate move, the opposite arm and leg reach exercise, can help balance and relive back pain by building core strength and stability. Sometimes called bird dog, this exercise is one of the Pilates exercises recommended for back pain.

Sample Pilates Exercises - Back Support - Free Sample Pilates Exercises
Sample Pilates exercises like back support. Back support is an intermediate pilates exercise that strengthens the shoulders, and teaches stability in the hips. Get Pilates exercise instructions for back support.

Pilates Mat Exercises - Swan with Neck Roll - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Swan stretches the abdominals and hip flexors, even as it strengthens the abdominals, back and shoulders. Add a neck roll for more freedom of motion.

Frog with Exercise Band - Pilates Exercise
This version of frog legs is an all-over workout where the resistance band provides the kind of resistance the reformer usually provides for legwork. Adding the upper body, we work the arms and shoulders as well as the abdominals and legs.

Frog with Exercise Band - Pilates Exercise
This version of frog legs is an all-over workout where the exercise band provides the kind of resistance the reformer usually provides for legwork. Adding the upper body, we work the arms and shoulders as well as the abdominals and legs.

Pilates Exercises - Plank or Front Support - Free Exercise Instructions
Plank is a popular exercise in both Pilates and yoga. While plank really targets the abdominal muscles and shoulder stability, you will find that plank is an excellent way to get a full-body workout.

Plank Pose in Pilates
Plank is a popular exercise in both Pilates and yoga. While plank really targets the abdominal muscles and shoulder stability, you will find that plank is an excellent way to get a full-body workout.

Pilates Plank Pose Preparation
Plank is a popular exercise in both Pilates and yoga. While Plank really targets the abdominal muscles and shoulder stability, you will find that plank is an excellent way to get a full-body workout.

Roll Up - Pilates Mat Exercise - Roll Up Detailed Instructions
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.

The Pilates Roll Up
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.

The Pilates Roll Up
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.

The Pilates Roll Up
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.

The Pilates Roll Up
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.

Pilates Mat Exercise - Seal
Seal is a fun and challenging pilates mat exercise. Seal is an abdominal workout and it stimulates the spine. One of the free pilates exercises at About.com.

Instructions for Pilates Mat Exercise - Seal
Seal is a fun and challenging pilates mat exercise. Seal is quite an abdominal workout in that it is a rolling exercise that requires a lot of core strength in order to control the movement. This is part of the free pilates exercise series at About.com.

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.

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 DVD Review - Alisa Wyatt Intermediate Pilates DVD Review
This is a review of the Intermediate Pilates DVD Workout from Alisa Wyatt. This Pilates DVD is based on the classical Pilates mat sequence.

Pilates Beginner DVD - Lindsay Lopez Form Pilates Beginner DVD
Lindsay Lopez beginner Pilates DVD, Form Pilates, offers 3 versions of classical Pilates beginner workout. Read a review.

Prenatal Pilates - A DVD Review of Prenatal Pilates Workouts from Dale Shea
Follow along with up-tempo workouts during pregnancy with a Prenatal Pilates DVD from Dale Shea.

Mari Winsor - Lower Body Pilates Workout DVD - Butt and Thigh Exercises
If you are looking for butt and thigh exercises, read this review of Mari Winsor Lower Body Pilates workout DVD from Gaiam.

Pilates DVD Review - Accelerated Pilates with Resistance Band
Read a review of review of Accelerated Pilates with resistance band, a Pilates DVD from Lisa Hubbard. This intermediate Pilates DVD includes a bonus ab workout.

Pilates DVD Reviews - Peak Pilates MVe Pilates Chair and Reformer Workouts on DVD
The MVe Pilates DVDs from Peak Pilates cover Pilates chair and reformer workouts from the beginner to instructor level.

Pilates Video and DVD - New York Style Pilates - Review Pilates Videos
Are you looking for a good video introduction to Pilates? Read my review of the New York Style Pilates Beginner Workout from Jonathan Urla, creator of Yogilates.

Review - Pilates Circle Challenge DVD - Just b Method - Review of the Pilates Circle Challenge DVD
Read a review of the Pilates Circle Challenge DVD from Bernadette Giorgi and her Just b Method. The Pilates Circle Challenge DVD is a Pilates fusion DVD at an intermediate level.

DVD Workouts - Tips to Make DVD Workouts Work for You
DVD workouts can be a good way to exercise at home. Get tips on how to make DVD workouts work for you.

Workout DVD Reviews - Jillian Hessel Home Body Workout DVD Review
A workout dvd review of HomeBody, a combination of dance workout DVD with some Pilates and yoga, the HomeBody DVD from Jillian Hessel includes exercises done on the mat and in a chair as well as standing exercises.

Pilates DVD Review - Pilates Playground from Nico Fitness
Pilates Playground was one of the finalists for best Pilates DVD in the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. Read a review of this workout that uses resistance bands and a small exercise ball.

Review - Pilates Videos Online at Gaiam TV
Gaiam TV offers streaming Pilates videos online. Read a review of the Pilates offerings at Gaiam.

Pilates Abdominals - What are Abdominals
A definition of the term, abdominals, as used in pilates exercises.

Classical Pilates - What is Classical Pilates
Classical Pilates defined. What does classical Pilates mean?

Contemporary Pilates - What is Contemporary Pilates Training
What is contemporary Pilates training? Contemporary Pilates defined.

Contrology is Pilates Exercise
Contrology is the original term that Joseph Pilates used to describe the Pilates method.

What Does Extension Mean?
To extend is to take things further apart. Anatomically we say that we are using our muscles as extensors when we use them to decrease the angel between parts.

Pilates Terms - Functional Fitness - What is Functional Fitness
Fitness training that is designed, through exercise, to mimic and improve the kinds of movement activities that people perform in everyday life.

Lateral Breathing is a Pilates Breathing Technique
Lateral breathing, a Pilates breathing technique allows you to take a deep breath while keeping the abdominals contracted.

Eccentric Contraction - What is an Eccentric Contraction
An eccentric contraction of three kinds of muscle contractions. Get eccentric contraction defined.

Pilates Stretches - Counter Stretch
A counter stretch is an exercise that stretches the body in an opposite way than the exercise you performed before it. It usually stretches the opposing muscles, as well.

Flexibility - What is the Definition of Flexibility
Get the definition of flexibility as it relates to stretching and exercise.

Abductor Muscles - Definition
A definition of the term abductor muscles.

Adductor Muscles - Definition
A definition of the term adductor muscles.

Oppositional Stretch - Pilates Terms and Definitions
An oppositional stretch is a stretch that extends the body in opposing directions at the same time.

Pilates Machine: the Pilates Exercise Machine Defined
What is a Pilates machine? Get Pilates machine defined as well as other Pilates equipment terms.

Pilates Stance - Pilates Term - Pilates Leg Positions
Pilates stance refers to a slightly turned out position of the legs. The legs are rotated outward at the hip, leaving the heels together and the toes apart. This leg position is used in many Pilates exercises.

Scapula-Pilates Terms and Definitions
Some people call the scapula the wing bones because of their position on the back and their flat, triangular, wing-like shape.

Winsor Pilates - What is Winsor Pilates?
Winsor Pilates is a Pilates brand name, founded by Mari Winsor, sometimes misspelled as Windsor Pilates. Find out more.

Pilates - Zip it Up
Is your instructor encouraging you to zip it up? To

Midline - Pilates Definitions - In Pilates, What is the Midline or Center Line
Midline definition: an anatomical term describing an invisible line down the middle of the body.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings Five and Six - shaving and hug
Pilates reformer exercises, the rowings five and six, also known as shaving and hug, are part of our 6 part series on the reformer rowings. Get instructions with photos from Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Women's Workout Clothes - Abi and Joseph Women's Workout Clothes
Looking for stylish, women's workout clothes? Read this review of Pilates workout clothing from Abi and Joseph.

Fila Workout Pants - a Review of Toning Workout Pants from Fila
The Toning workout pant from Fila is part of a new trend in workout clothes to make them do more to be slimming. Read my review:

Pilates and Yoga Pants - a Review of Pilates and Yoga Pants from be present
If you like organic cotton workout clothing, read this review of the Resort Pilates and yoga pant from be present.

Pilates Mat Workout - Basic Podcast from Lynda Lippin
Read a review a basic Pilates mat workout available as a podcast from Pilates instructor Lynda Lippin.

Review: YogaFit Pilates and Yoga Fit Pants and Tops - Yoga Fit
Read a review the Yoga Fit line of affordable Pilates and yoga clothes.

Workout Clothes - a Gaiam Cover-up Sweater Review
When it's time to cover-up those Pilates and yoga workout clothes, a wrap sweater between home and the studio or gym is handy. Here is a review of the breezy cover-up sweater from Gaiam.

Review - Exercise Clothes - Fila - a Review of Exercise Clothes from Fila
Fila has a new line of exercise clothes called personal performance. Read a review of this line of workout pants and tops which is directed toward the Pilates and yoga practitioners.

Pilates Book Review - Ageless Pilates - A Pilates Book Review
A book review of Ageless Pilates by Christine Binnendyk. This book presents a Pilates based program of exercises designed to create a foundation for fitness at all ages.

Back Pain Exercises - Book Review: 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back - A Book of Back Pain Exercises
8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back might be the most sophisticated book of back pain exercises you will ever read. In it, Esther Gokhale presents a highly detailed program of posture exercises that challenges contemporary assumptions about the spine and movement.

Pilates Books - Pilates, The Essential Guide - Book Review
A book for Pilates beginners, Pilates, The Essential Guide includes fundamentals of Pilates exercise for beginners. This review will help you decide if the Pilates book is right for you.

Anatomy Book - Review of the Pilates Anatomy Book
Read a review of Pilates Anatomy, an illustrated a guide to the muscle groups used in Pilates exercises. This anatomy book is written by Karen Clippinger and Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes, Bags and Mats at the Yoga Journal Conference
See the guide's top picks for best Pilates and yoga clothes, mats, gym bags and more from the vendors at the Yoga Journal Conference 2012.

Classical Pilates Book Review - Peter Fiasca Pure Classical Pilates
Book Review: Pure Classical Pilates by Peter Fiasca. A handbook for the classical Pilates instructor, and informative reading for all Pilates students.

The Pilates Path to Health - an Interview with Gary Calderone
Read this interview Gary Calderone, author of The Pilates Path to Health, a book about the role of Pilates in health, spiritual growth, and in transforming the world.

Pilates Book Review - The Pilates Path to Health by Gary Calderone
Read a review of the The Pilates Path to Health by Gary Calderone. This is a unique Pilates book about the healing and personally transformative potential of a Pilates practice based on the integration of body, mind and spirit.

The Pilates Path to Health - an Interview with Author Gary Calderone
Read this interview Gary Calderone, author of The Pilates Path to Health, a book about the role of Pilates in health and healing, spiritual growth, and in transforming the world. Page 2.

Food and Fitness: An Interview with Chef Kelly Liken of Vail, CO
In this food and fitness interview, Vail, CO chef and restaurant owner Kelly Liken talks and how she combines gourmet cooking with eating healthy and doing Pilates.

Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle Habits
The best route to weight loss is to have a healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 habits you can get into that will help you lose weight.

The Pilates Method and The History of Pilates as a Living Legacy
The history of the Pilates Method is the story a living legacy. Learn about how Joseph Pilates and the Pilates Elders shaped the way we experience Pilates today.

Pilates Exercise Instructions for Rolling Abdominal and Back Exercises
Rolling and unrolling back exercises have special significance in Pilates. They increase flexibility, calm the nervous system, stimulate circulation and are very good ab exercises. Get instructions for Pilates rolling back exercises.

Pilates Ball Exercises - Learn a Workout with Pilates Ball Exercises
Get free exercise instructions for a workout with Pilates ball exercises. This routine is a balanced, full body workout with Pilates ball exercises.

Pilates Ring - Upper Body Toning Exercises - Pilates Ring Exercises to Tone the Upper Body
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.

Best Pilates Videos Online - Free Pilates Exercise Videos Online
See the Pilates videos online. Here are free Pilates videos you can view online. They show Pilates exercises on the mat, and with exercise bands and exercise balls.

Easy Exercise Ball Workout
This easy exercise ball workout is great for beginners or as a warm-up. It includes beginner exercises that increase flexibility and strength.

Pilates Foam Roller Exercise -
Learn an easy foam roller exercise that you can do on the floor or on a foam roller. Reclined marching is a functional fitness exercise that helps build core stability, balance, and good movement mechanics.

Oblique Exercise - Roll Back with Twist and Toning Ball
Work your waist with roll back and twist, an oblique exercise where we add a toning ball to further challenge the oblique muscles.

Imagery in Exercise - Box Image Balances the Body in Pilates Exercises
Use the image of a box to balance the body in Pilates and other exercises.

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.

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.

Pilates Instructors - Why You Need a Pilates Instructor
You do need a Pilates instructor. Pilates DVDs and online exercises are great but you still need a real, live Pilates instructor. Find out why.

Pilates Equipment - Portable Tower from Balanced Body - Tower Pilates Equipment
Read a workout equipment review of Tower on the Go, the portable Pilates tower from Balanced Body. This piece of Pilates equipment brings Pilates tower exercises to your home workout.

Double Leg Stretch - 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.

Pilates Exercise Instructions - Swan Dive - 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.

Pilates and Yoga Mats - A Review of the Eco conscious Yoga Mats from Gaiam
Read a review of the non toxic Pilates and yoga mats from Gaiam. This exercise mat gets kudos for being latex free and made from recycled material, it also has some weaknesses you should know about.

Pilates Exercise Fears - Pilates Training and Classes - Overcome Pilates Exercise Resistance
Do you want to learn Pilates but have some fears about Pilates training? Getting started can be the hardest part of learning something new. Here are some common fears people have about beginning Pilates, along with encouraging information about how to learn Pilates comfortably.

Etiquette for Pilates Classes - Dos and Don'ts
From workout clothing to Pilates equipment and in-class behavior, use this list to review Dos and Don'ts before your next Pilates class.

Pilates Associations - Pilates Method Certification through the U.S. Pilates Association
The U.S. Pilates Association oversees Pilates teacher certification in the Authentic Pilates tradition, as well as Joseph Pilates archives. Learn about the U.S. Pilates Association.

Pilates History - Archival Pilates Exercises
This article looks at what archival Pilates exercises are, how they came to be archival, and what the value of archival exercises is.

Pilates Certification - What Is a PMA Gold Certified Pilates Certification
Some Pilates instructors are PMA gold certified. Find out what it is to have PMA gold Pilates certification from the Pilates Method Alliance exam.

Pilates Books - The Everything Pilates Book - Pilates Book Reviews
The Everything Pilates book is a great primer on Pilates. It covers all the essentials in a well thought out and easy-to-read way. A great place to start reading about the Pilates Method of Exercise.

Pilates Book - Pilates by Rael Isacowitz - Review of Pilates Book by Rael Isacowitz
Book Review - Pilates, Your Complete Guide to Mat Work and Apparatus, by Rael Isakowitz. A wonderful guide to Pilates from one of the masters. This book covers all of the major Pilates exercises for mat and reformer, and includes other equipment as well.

Pilates at About.com - How to Be Part of Pilates at About.com
Add your voice to Pilates at About.com. From the Pilates forum to reviews and reader surveys, there are many ways to be part of this Pilates website.

Sweating Problems and Exercise - How to Play it Cool and Avoid Sweating Problems in Exercise
When you sweat during exercise it's usually a good sign. But you might want some tips on sweating problems and how to stay comfortable in a workout.

2011 Pilates at About.com Readers' Choice Award Thank You
2011 Pilates at About.com Readers' Choice Award Thank You

Vote: Best Pilates Ab Exercises, Books, Pilates DVDs, Reformer for Home and Pilates Chair
Vote in the Readers' Choice awards for the best Pilates reformer for home, Pilates chair, How to do Pilates book, and best ab exercise

Five Easy Workout Tips - Better Ways to Exercise
Don't be stuck in exercise habits. These easy workout tips will wake up any exercise routine you do.

Self-Criticism and Exercise: 3 Tips for Self Acceptance When You Workout
Self-criticism is a habit you can change. Here are 3 ways to calm your inner critic when it comes with you to exercise class.

What is Pilates?
A brief description of the Pilates method of exercise.

Advanced Pilates Exercises - What if I Can't Do Advanced Pilates Exercises?
A reader asks: What if I can't do the advanced Pilates exercises?

Pilates Lessons from Animals
Joseph Pilates was inspired to create many Pilates moves by watching the movement of animals. Each month we choose a power animal of the month to learn from.

How to Know if Pilates Training is Taking Over Your Life
How to know if your Pilates training is taking over your life -- in a good way. Here are 10 sure signs you are a Pilates fanatic.

Mastering Pilates Mat Exercises - The Roll Up - A Pilates Mat Exercise
Pilates mat exercises, like the roll up, are great abdominal exercises, but these moves can be hard. Here are free Pilates exercise tips for doing the roll up well.

Easy Pilates Exercises - Sensing the Bones - An Easy Pilates Exercise
One of the best ways to improve your alignment in exercise is to know where your bones should be. Learn an easy Pilates exercise that will improve your inner sense of your your bones.

How to Do a Better Pilates Hundred
The Pilates hundred is a powerful exercise but it can also be frustrating. Here are 10 tips for making friends with this famous Pilates exercise.

Pilates Mat Exercises for the Butt, Hips and Thighs
While all Pilates exercises are about the whole body, these Pilates mat exercises put extra focus on toning the butt, hips and thighs, and supporting flexibility and increased range of motion.

Upper Body Pilates Exercises for the Chest, Shoulders and Arms
Tone the chest, shoulders and arms with these Pilates exercises that focus on the upper body.

Pilates Mats - Reviews and Information About Pilates Mats
Read reviews and get information about Pilates mats. Learn which exercise mats are best for home workouts.

PilatesExercises - Focus on Abdominals
Here are some of the best Pilates exercises that focus on working the abdominal muscles and developing core strength. Essentially, all Pilates exercises are abdominal exercises, working from the powerhouse; but look here for free Pilates exercises that zero in on the abs, build your core strength, and flatten your stomach.

Pilates Exercises Stretch and Strengthen the Back
In Pilates there is a lot of attention paid to the abdominal muscles, but it is important to remember that The front and the back of the body support each other front flexion exercises should be balanced with stretch and extension in the back. Here is a group of Pilates mat exercises that stretch and tone the back.

Advanced Pilates Exercises: Instructions for Intermediate and Advanced Pilates Exercises
Samplefree Pilate exercise instructions for intermediate and advanced Pilates exercises and workouts.

Pilates Books - Reviews and Information
Read reviews of Pilates books. Find out what's worth buying and why.

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 and Health Experts: Interviews with Pilates and Health Experts
Read interviews with top Pilates and Health experts. Topics range from teaching pilates to pilates and strength, to weight loss, posture, nutrition, and more

Stretching Exercises
Pilates exercises increase flexibility with stretches that are supported by the core and respect the normal range of motion of the joints. These stretches from Pilates and yoga will help you increase flexibility and range of motion.

Sample Free Pilates Exercises: Pilates Mat Exercises
Sample free Pilates exercises online. These Pilates exercise instructions are free, and include photos and workouts for beginner and intermediate students.

Pilates with Exercise Bands - Get Resistance Band Exercise Instructions
While not traditional Pilates equipment, the exercise band has become a popular tool in Pilates workouts. The resistance bands provide exercise resistance as well as neuromuscular feedback.

Pilates Magic Circle Exercises
Here are free Pilates magic circle exercises, as well as information on magic circles. The Magic circles, also known as fitness circle, workout ring, exercise ring, etc., add light resistance to pilates exercises and help target specific muscle groups. They are often used to help tone the arms and thighs, and increase the core strength challenge of an exercise.

Pilates Classes - Beginner Information About Pilates Classes
Are you ready to take a Pilates class? Here is a wealth of information about the different kinds of Pilates classes, like mat and reformer, and what to expect from them.

Pilates on the Exercise Ball
Pilates exercises done on the exercise ball create a core strength and stability challenge.

Pilates: Nutrition and Weight Loss
Nutrition and exercise are the keys to weight loss. Find out what foods support healthy exercise and how Pilates supports weight loss.

Pilates for Special Bodies - Back Pain, Pregnancy, Seniors and More
The Pilates method can be especially helpful for people who are working with physical changes and challenges. Read about Pilates for pregnancy, seniors, back pain and much more.

Pilates and Pregnancy - Prenatal Pilates and Pregnancy
Learn about Pilates and pregnancy and how you can make Pilates part of your prenatal exercise plans.

The Anatomy of the Spine With Pictures
This explanation of the human spine includes pictures and diagrams of the anatomy of the spine. We look at the vertebrae, the curvatures of the spine, and why Pilates exercises focus on support and flexibility for the spine, and may relieve back pain in the process.

The Four Natural Curves of the Spine
This explanation of the curves of the spine, the lumbar, thoracic and cervical 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. Page 3.

3 Ways to Capture the Spotlight in the Pilates Fitness World.
Learn 3 Ways to Capture the Spotlight in the Pilates Fitness World and Become a Celebrity Trainer.

The Vertebrae of the Spine
This explanation of the human spine and its vertebrae 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.

Pilates and the Spine - Pilates Exercises Support the Spine
Pilates for the spine. Pilates exercises help balance, strengthen, and stretch the back and abdominal muscles that support the spine.

Anatomy of the Spine and Excessive Curvatures -Pilates
Hunchback and swayback are common descriptions of excessive curvatures of the spine called kyphosis and lordosis. See pictures and diagrams and learn how Pilates exercises help balance muscular support for the spine. Page 4.

Inspiring Quotes From Pilates Founder Joseph Pilates
Here are inspiring quotes about the Pilates method from Joseph Pilates books. This list includes quotes from Joseph Pilates book Return to Life Through Contrology

Pilates Body in Motion released on Amazon Kindle
Alycea Ungaro reviews her own book Pilates: Body in Motion and makes a big change.

Preparation Exercise from Pilates: Body in Motion
Alycea Ungaro, author of Pilates: Body in Motion says the Preparation exercise may or may not work for you. Page 2.

Preparation Exercise - Alternative Version
Alycea Ungaro, author of Pilates: Body in Motion offers an alternative preparation exercise that will work for everyone. Page 3.

Pilates Gifts - Pilates DVDs, Equipment and Workout Clothing as Pilates Gifts
A Pilates gift could be clothing or a DVD, or Pilates equipment like the reformer or magic circle. Get reviews and recommendations for Pilates gifts.

Pilates Exercise Modification Tips - Modify Pilates Exercises for Back and Neck Pain
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.

Gravity and your Abdominals
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps.

Find Your Abs - Step 1
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 2.

Find your Abs Step 2
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 3.

Find your Abs - Next Step
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 4.

Find your Abs - Final Step
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 5.

A Pilates Event for Everyone - March Matness
March MATness is a Pilates event that invites everyone to participate. Learn Pilates with Benjamin Degenhardt and a team of instructors.

Is Pilates Right for You?
Find out what type of exerciser you are. Here's what you need to know to see if Pilates is right for you?

Pilates DVD Review - Bone Smart - Exercise for Osteoporosis
Read a review of BoneSmart Pilates, a workout DVD with exercises you can do to prevent or reverse osteoporosis.

Circuit Routine - Pilates Home Workout with Resistance Band, Exercise Ball and Pilates Ring
Learn a Pilates circuit routine for home workouts with the resistance band, exercise ball and Pilates ring.

Pilates Ring Exercise - Rainbow
Glutes, thighs and core control are essential parts of this Pilates ring exercise. Learn rainbow. Page 10.

Open Legs Balance with Pilates Ring
Open leg balance with the Pilates ring adds inner thigh toning and calls for even more core control. Page 11.

Relaxing Stretch on the Exercise Ball and More Workouts
This relaxing stretch on the exercise ball feels so good after a workout. Use it to stretch your abs and hip flexors. Page 12.

Warm Up - Palm Press with Pilates Ring
Engage your core and warm up with this Pilates ring exercise. Page 2.

Pilates Roll Up with Pilates Ring
Add the Pilates ring to your roll up exercise. This will help you engage your core muscles and add some and back toning to the exercise. Page 3.

Pilates Footwork as a Resistance Band Exercise
Learn how to use the resistance band with this leg and foot exercise from Pilates. Page 4.

Pilates Exercise: Single Leg Circle with Resistance Band
Challenge your core stability, tone your legs and improve your range of motion by adding the resistance band to Pilates single leg circle exercise. Page 5.

Bicep Curls with Resistance Band
Work your biceps and abdominal muscles with this resistance band exercise. Page 6.

Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Get instructions for Pilates bridge on the exercise ball. Page 7.

Home Ball Workout - Plank to Push Up
Tone your core and arms. Learn to do plank to push up with the exercise ball. Page 8.

Chest Lift with Rotation on the Exercise Ball
Add a rotation to chest lift on the exercise ball to get an extra workout for the oblique abdominal muscles. Page 9.

The Hundred with Exercise Band in Hands
Simulate a Spring Driven Pilates Workout with Exercise Bands at Home.

The Hundred with Exercise Band on Legs
Simulate a Spring Driven Pilates Workout with Exercise Bands at Home. Page 2.

Review - Workout Tops and bras - Racerback Tank from Abi and Joseph
Read a review of the racerback tank top for Pilates and yoga from Abi and Joseph. This workout top is smooth, long enough, and elegant. Find out if it fits your needs.

Pilates Instructor Siri Galliano
A brief biography of Pilates instructor Siri Galliano

Intermediate Pilates DVDs and Online Videos
Read reviews of Pilates DVDs and online videos. Reviews of DVDs from Stott Pilates, Yogilates, Winsor Pilates and more.

Pilates Warm-up and Prep. Exercises
These exercises get you in touch with your core muscles and set up good alignment for doing Pilates Exercises. Pilates breathing, finding neutral spine, and pelvic placement are all covered. Doing preparation exercises is an essential part of getting the most out of your Pilates workout.

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 3.

Beginners Pilates DVDs and Videos
Read reviews of Beginners Pilates DVDs and Videos. Beginner workouts from Stott Pilates, Yogilates, Winsor Pilates and more.

Pilates DVDs and Online Videos with Pilates Equipment
These Pilates workouts on DVD and online video feature exercises with Pilates equipment like the Pilates ring, stability ball, and exercise band.

Best Pilates Videos Online: Pilates Online Videos and Downloadable MP3s
Here are links to Reviews of Pilates videos online as well as downloadable Pilates MP3s.

Pilates Exercises: Instructions for Beginnner Pilates Mat Exercises
Sample Pilates exercises for free. Here are instructions and photos for many beginner Pilates mat exercises.

Pilates DVD and Video Reviews
Pilates DVDs and online videos are among the most popular ways of learning Pilates. Here are reviews of of popular Pilates DVDs, for beginning through advanced levels.

Workout Clothing for Pilates - Info and Reviews of Workout Clothing for Pilates and Yoga
Find reviews of exercise clothing designed for Pilates and yoga. This section includes reviews of workout clothes for women and for men, as well as a photo gallery of Pilates clothing.

Pilates Equipment - Reviews and Information About Pilates Equipment
Reviews and information about Pilates equipment like the reformer, magic circles, exercise bands, Pilates mats, exercise balls and more

Pilates DVDs and Equipment - Reviews and Information About Pilates DVDs, Equipment and Clothing
Information about Pilates DVDs and equipment including how to buy Pilates mats, exercise rings, fitness balls, and exercise bands, as well as reviews of Pilates DVDs, videos and books, and clothing for pilates.

Fitness Through Pilates with DVDs, Equipment, Workouts, and Weight Loss with Pilates
Get Fit with Pilates. From information about Pilates equipment and DVDs to workout clothes and weight loss with Pilates, you will learn how to use Pilates to meet your fitness goals.

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 3.

PMA Conference Photos - Balanced Body Rocker Reformer at the PMA Conference
Take a look inside the PMA expo hall of 2010. Here, we see new Pilates equipment from Balanced Body - the rocking reformer. Page 5.

Pilates Equipment - Spine Corrector - 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. Page 2.

Orbit from Balanced Body - PMA Conference Photos - the Obit from Balanced Body
At the PMA conference of 2010, Balanced Body introduced their new orbit equipment. Here is a photo from the expo hall. Page 4.

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.

Gratz Pilates Reformers - Photos from the PMA conference of Gratz Pilates Reformers
A Photo of Gratz Pilates Equipment and Reformers at the Pilates Method Alliance conference in Long Beach, 2010. Page 7.

PMA Conference Photos - Rael Isacowitz Swan Dive on the Pilates Chair at PMA Conference
Take a look inside the PMA conference of 2010. Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates shows swan dive on the Pilates chair. Page 5.

Lolita San Miguel PMA Conference Photo of Lolita San Miguel
A photo of Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel with Marguerite Ogle at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference 2010. Page 8.

PMA Conference Photos - Balanced Body Rocker Reformer at the PMA Conference
Take a look inside the PMA expo hall of 2010. Here, we see new Pilates equipment from Balanced Body - the rocking reformer. Page 5.

Orbit from Balanced Body - PMA Conference Photos - the Obit from Balanced Body
At the PMA conference of 2010, Balanced Body introduced their new orbit equipment. Here is a photo from the expo hall. Page 4.

PMA Conference Photos - Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle at the PMA Conference
Take a look inside the PMA conference of 2010. Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle shows a body/mind integrative stretch with the Pilates tower. Page 6.

Pilates Equipment - Spine Corrector - 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. Page 2.

Pilates and Yoga Clothing
Great Workout Clothes for Pilates and Yoga from the Yoga Journal Conference. Page 2.