A traditional Pilates mat exercise is called the roll-up, but this can be modified by bending the knees after getting into the standard position.
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A Pilates exercise for the glutes involves lying down in the tabletop position and lifting the abdominals off of the mat.
An ab exercise in Pilates that utilizes a ball involves tucking the knees into the chest and reaching the ball up over the ankles. Work on coordination and strength while toning your abdominal muscles.
The benefits of Pilates resistance bands include an emphasis on stretching and a variety of tensions. Learn how to use different resistance bands with help from Nichole & Lora.
Pilates-based band exercises to strengthen the arms involve wrapping the Pilates band around the feet and creating tension in the band. Learn about keeping the spine long when doing this exercise.