I’ve daydreamed of ordering a reformer — but, my wallet and the square footage of my apartment agree that there are more realistic Pilates tools I can use for effective, joint-friendly workouts at home.
A Pilates ring — which Club Pilates instructor Lencola Green also calls the “Magic Circle” — is the perfect example, as it can assist or add resistance to several exercises.
“The ring is a great tool for deepening the mind-body connection and toning muscles — and it’s so versatile,” she says.
Since Green is well-versed in Pilates rings and how well they can help build strength throughout the body (especially the butt, core, arms, and inner thighs!), I thought she’d be the perfect person to share some of her favorite Pilates-ring exercises.
As you follow along, know that Pilates rings come in many different resistance levels. According to Green, a little goes a long way, which is why a moderate resistance is great for most skill levels.