With Props

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

  • Breathing New Meaning

    The Breath-a-Cizer might look a little archaic, but the little prop’s purpose is anything but outdated. By bringing awareness to the founding principle of Pilates—the breath—you’ll take your practice to...
  • The Game-Changer

    Whether you’re training for a specific sport or activity, or simply trying to be better at the “game of life,” you’ll get a significant edge from 3D core training. No...
  • Stronger, Faster, Higher

    Position is everything in life, especially if you compete in athletics. The cleaner the alignment of the body, the less the body has to work to move in the desired...
  • 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.