The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates many years ago. It strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance, unites body and mind, and creates a more streamlined shape.
Pilates Mats are an essential tool for Pilates floor workouts providing a cushioned, non-slip stable environment to practice. Similar to yoga mats, mats for Pilates are extra thick, offering additional cushioning for your spine & joints. The standard Pilates exercise mats are 1/4" thick.
A large Pilates Ball can be incorporated into your Pilates routine to increase challenge. These Pilates Exercise Balls are known by many names and our entire selection can be found in our Yoga Ball category.
The Pilates Ring (also known as a Magic Circle or Pilates Circle) is another common prop used in Pilates. Place between the knees, thighs, hands to engage additional muscles in a traditional Pilates exercise or use in a variety of other workouts for strength and toning.
Use a Pilates Band as a resistance tool during your Pilates mat exercises as well.
A Foam Roller is used as an advanced tool to add a balance challenge to your practice. Incorporating a Pilates roller helps strengthen and stabilize the core.
The Soft-Weighted Toning Balls are soft, vinyl hand-held weights that are easy to hold throughout your Pilates exercises, or even use in Yoga poses.
These Pilates tools can intensify a workout, improving strength and coordination. We also carry other Pilates gear including Pilates socks, Pilates DVDs, head gear, mat wash, and more.
Why do Pilates? Since Pilates is a wonderful technique to build core strength and stability, it is also practiced for Physical Therapy and sports conditioning as well as for weight loss and general well-being.