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How to Do the Roll Up in Pilates

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The Roll Up is a classic Pilates sit-up that tones the abdominals and builds core control. Check out this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Do the Spine Twist in Pilates

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The Spine Twist is a classic Pilates mat exercise that strengthens and stretches the spine. Check out this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Find Neutral Spine Position in Pilates

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Holding your spine in a neutral position is an important technique required to perform Pilates correctly. Check out this guide to learn about neutral spine position!
Pilates Equipment for Home Practice

Pilates Equipment for Home Practice

Starting a Pilates home practice can be overwhelming with the variety of equipment available today. Find out the basics with this helpful guide about Pilates essentials.
Pilates Tips for Beginners

Pilates Tips for Beginners

Pilates is a unique workout that creates lean muscles, good posture, and a strong core. Check out this guide for some tips to get started with Pilates!
How to Do the Corkscrew in Pilates

How to Do the Corkscrew in Pilates

The Corkscrew is a classic Pilates mat exercise that tones and defines the waistline, while also massaging the spine. Check out this guide to learn all about this move!
How to Do the Shoulder Bridge in Pilates

How to Do the Shoulder Bridge in Pilates

The Shoulder Bridge is a Pilates mat exercise that develops core strength and stability. Check out this guide to learn detailed information about this move!
How to Do the Pelvic Curl in Pilates

How to Do the Pelvic Curl in Pilates

The Pelvic Curl is a standard warm-up exercise in Pilates that strengthens the back of the body. Read this guide to learn detailed information about this move!
How to Do the Neck Pull in Pilates

How to Do the Neck Pull in Pilates

The Neck Pull is a challenging Pilates sit-up that builds strength and control. Check out this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Do the Double Leg Kick in Pilates

How to Do the Double Leg Kick in Pilates

The Double Leg Kick is a Pilates mat exercise that stretches the shoulders while toning the backs of the legs. Check out this guide to learn all about this move!
How to Do the Single Leg Kick in Pilates

How to Do the Single Leg Kick in Pilates

The Single Leg Kick is a Pilates mat exercise that strengthens the entire back of the body. Check out this guide to learn all about this move!
How to Do the Standing Roll Down in Pilates

How to Do the Standing Roll Down in Pilates

The Standing Roll Down is a Pilates exercise that stretches the hamstrings and relieves back tension. Read this guide to learn detailed information about this move!
How to Do the Saw in Pilates

How to Do the Saw in Pilates

The Saw is a seated Pilates exercise that trims the waistline and stretches the legs. Read this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Do the Swan in Pilates

How to Do the Swan in Pilates

The Swan is a Pilates mat exercise that strengthens the entire back side of the body, and opens the chest and shoulders. Read this guide to learn all about this move!
How to Do the Spine Stretch Forward in Pilates

How to Do the Spine Stretch Forward in Pilates

The Spine Stretch Forward is a seated Pilates exercise that can help you develop good posture. Read this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Do the Single Straight Leg Stretch in Pilates

How to Do the Single Straight Leg Stretch in Pilates

The Single Straight Leg Stretch is a Pilates mat exercise that stretches your legs and strengthens your abs! Read this guide to learn all about this exercise.
How to Do the Open Leg Rocker in Pilates

How to Do the Open Leg Rocker in Pilates

The Open Leg Rocker is a classical Pilates exercise that massages the spine and builds core strength. Read this guide to learn more information about this move!
How to Do the Open Leg Balance in Pilates

How to Do the Open Leg Balance in Pilates

The Open Leg Balance is a seated Pilates move that tones the abdominals and prepares the body for other exercises. Read this guide to learn more all about this move!
How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor in Pilates

How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor in Pilates

The pelvic floor consists of important stabilizing muscles for Pilates. Check out this guide to learn how to find and strengthen these muscles!
How to Do the Crisscross in Pilates

How to Do the Crisscross in Pilates

The Crisscross is a popular Pilates mat exercise that creates a small waistline through slow movements. Check out this guide to learn all about this exercise!
How to Do the Double Straight Leg Stretch in Pilates

How to Do the Double Straight Leg Stretch in Pilates

The Double Straight Leg Stretch is a Pilates mat exercise that builds a lot of strength in the abdominal muscles! Read this guide to learn all about this exercise.
How to Do the Double Leg Stretch in Pilates

How to Do the Double Leg Stretch in Pilates

The Double Leg Stretch is a classic Pilates exercise that will challenge your coordination! Check out this guide to learn detailed information about this exercise.
How to Do the Single Leg Stretch in Pilates

How to Do the Single Leg Stretch in Pilates

The Single Leg Stretch is a Pilates exercise that develops strength and endurance! Check out this guide to learn detailed information about this exercise.
How to Do the Pilates Stance

How to Do the Pilates Stance

The Pilates Stance, or Pilates V, is a leg position that will deeply work your muscles while providing stabilization. Read this guide to learn about the Pilates Stance!
How to Do the Roll Over in Pilates

How to Do the Roll Over in Pilates

The Roll Over is a traditional Pilates exercise that stretches the back and tones the abdominals. Check out this guide to learn more information about this move!
The Six Principles of Pilates

The Six Principles of Pilates

The Pilates principles form the foundation for every movement! Read this guide to learn all about the basic principles of Pilates.
How to Do Lateral Breathing in Pilates

How to Do Lateral Breathing in Pilates

Lateral breathing is an important technique for Pilates practitioners of all levels. Read this guide to learn all about this fundamental breathing practice!
How to Scoop the Abs in Pilates

How to Scoop the Abs in Pilates

Scooping the abdominal muscles is a key movement in Pilates that protects your spine and creates stability. Read this guide to learn all about this important movement!
How to Do Imprinting in Pilates

How to Do Imprinting in Pilates

Imprinting is a position in Pilates that helps to protect your spine as you build core strength. Read this guide to learn all about how to imprint in Pilates!
How to Do Single Leg Circles in Pilates

How to Do Single Leg Circles in Pilates

Single Leg Circles will tone and lengthen your thighs while firing up your abdominals! Read this Pilates guide to learn detailed information about this move.
How to Do Rolling Like a Ball in Pilates

How to Do Rolling Like a Ball in Pilates

Rolling Like a Ball is an essential Pilates exercise that massages the spine and builds control. Read this guide to learn more information about this move!
History of Pilates

History of Pilates

Joseph Pilates started something that ultimately became an exercise phenomenon. This guide covers all the events that made Pilates what it is today.
Pilates Glossary

Pilates Glossary

Check out this Pilates glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Customize Pilates

How to Customize Pilates

Pilates can be anything to any body. Apply core principles to make your core even stronger with this guide on tailoring Pilates to fit your exercise and mind-body needs!
How Stress Affects Pilates

How Stress Affects Pilates

Life can be stressful. Learn how stress and its hormones can affect Pilates and your body with this guide on stress prevention and treatment--take a deep breath and read!
How to Improve Pilates at Home

How to Improve Pilates at Home

Looking to improve your Pilates technique? Then check out this guide on six small things you can do to make improvements, no matter where you are and what you're doing!
How to Do 100s in Pilates

How to Do 100s in Pilates

One of the first exercises in Pilates are the 100s. If you're struggling with this super beneficial warm up, check out this guide for a breakdown of it and tips!
Injury Treatment & Prevention for Pilates

Injury Treatment & Prevention for Pilates

Pilates carries a really low injury risk; however, if you do end up getting hurt or want to know how to prevent it, check out this guide on everything injury in Pilates!
How to Do Reformer Work on Pilates Mats

How to Do Reformer Work on Pilates Mats

Want to get the benefits of the pilates reformer on the mat? Then check out this guide on structuring your workout to achieve reformer results without the steep cost!
Why Pilates is the Best Workout

Why Pilates is the Best Workout

Wondering if Pilates is the best workout for you? Then check out this guide on the bare bones facts of why Pilates can be the best workout you've ever had!
Core Muscles in Pilates

Core Muscles in Pilates

Pilates focuses more on your core muscles than any other. Learn what they are and how they work with this layman's guide to anatomy and your powerhouse muscles!
How to Use Imagery in Pilates

How to Use Imagery in Pilates

Whenever you're feeling overwhelmed in Pilates, imagery can help keep you focused and reach your goal. Learn how to apply mental imagery with this guide made for Pilates!
Why Pilates is the Best Cross Training

Why Pilates is the Best Cross Training

For many athletes, Pilates is essential cross training. Learn why and how to get involved with this guide written with athletes especially in mind!
How to Get Your Pilates Certification

How to Get Your Pilates Certification

Aiming to become a certified Pilates teacher? Check out this guide on obtaining your certification so you can find the best route to your future in teaching Pilates!
How to Feel Alignment in Pilates

How to Feel Alignment in Pilates

Getting your alignment perfect in Pilates is no easy task. But if you're ready to take your eyes off the mirror, check out this guide on feeling your alignment!
Massage Techniques

Massage Techniques

Have sore spots after that last pilates class? Learn to soothe them yourself or with a partner's hands by reading this relaxing guide on massage therapy techniques.
What to Do at Your First Pilates Class

What to Do at Your First Pilates Class

Pilates can seem strange on the outside. Learn what to do before, during, and after your first class with this guide for total Pilates beginners!
How to Do Your Own Pilates Workout

How to Do Your Own Pilates Workout

No matter what happens, you can always get your pilates done, either in class or at home. Learn what good workouts entail with this guide on pilates workouts!
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