With Props

Balls, bands, the Magic Circle and more work double duty to assist and challenge the body.

  • How to Train a Guy in 10 Moves

    Can’t convince the male student to take the Pilates plunge? Pilates pro Lili Viola has the workout to get him whipped into shape and hooked for good.
  • Anatomy of a Dad

    When Pilates teacher Matt McCulloch, 51, could no longer wrestle around with his two young boys, the result of the physical demands of dad-hood, he discovered a playful new way...
  • 10 Minutes for Me

    Turns out that’s all you need to get centered and focused on the present—and recharged for the future. Well, that and a Magic Circle.
  • Get On the Weight List

    Not incorporating strength training in your regimen? Can’t afford apparatus lessons on the regular? Here’s an easy way to reap the benefits of resistance work—a boost in bone density and...
  • Go for a Slide

    To reap the benefits of the equipment with zero springs in sight, a simple blanket can work wonders. Just don’t expect a free ride—these mat adaptations are even more challenging...
  • Take the High Road

    How do you make your Wunda Chair practice even more wunda-ful? The High Chair might just be the missing link.