The Pilates ring, or magic circle, is a lightweight, convenient fitness tool that is used in the old-fashioned fitness class of Pilates. Pilates depends on some fundamental concepts regarding how the body functions biomechanically. This training offers balance, improved range of motion, agility, and core strength (among other things) through a combination of body position arranging and force trajectories.

The ring itself is a circular piece of plastic that the handlerclutches for poses during a Pilates workout. It may contain two expanded handles on the side to help facilitate some common stances. This flexible ring helps to deliver some of the light resistance that is paramount to realising a certain degree of muscle toning. The principle behind the majority of exercises entailing the Pilates ring has to do with the way that the human body reacts to dynamic imbalances. When the body places pressure on the ring, the ring itself challenges the equilibrium of the body, depending on the position of the ring proper. While the body tries to address its balance, the core musculature activates to facilitate this readjustment in balance, thereby providing a dynamic workout targeting the core. Moreover, the Pilates ring has a comparatively low maximum resistance edge, which essentially means that it is less probable to trigger an injury that might otherwise occur with traditional free weight equipment. This is precisely why it is also used in some kinds of rehabilitation and exercise regimens for the elderly. Its diversity for various kinds of training is what makes it such a valuable fitness tool! [1][2]



[1]“How Does a Pilates Ring Benefit Your Body / Fitness / Exercises.” FitDay – Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/exercises/how-does-a-pilates-ring-benefit-your-body.html#b>.

[2]“What Is a Pilates Magic Circle?.”wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-pilates-magic-circle.htm>.

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  1. “How Does a Pilates Ring Benefit Your Body / Fitness / Exercises.” FitDay – Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www.fitday.com/ fitness-articles/fitness/exercises/how-does-a-pilates-ring-benefit-your-body.html#b>.

“What Is a Pilates Magic Circle?.”wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www



[1]“How Does a Pilates Ring Benefit Your Body / Fitness / Exercises.” FitDay – Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/exercises/how-does-a-pilates-ring-benefit-your-body.html#b>.

[2]“What Is a Pilates Magic Circle?.”wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions. Web. 12 Aug. 2013. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-pilates-magic-circle.htm>.