Category Archives: Magic Circle

  • Lengthen Your Spine: Using Magic Circle to Reach the Spine

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Use Magic Circle for sitting up tall and lengthening while rolling back. SHOW NOTES: Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here!   Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST […]…

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  • Fancy Free: Magic Circle Transition Exercise

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Use Magic Circle for side leg work transitions SHOW NOTES: Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here!   Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Human Superpower of Rotation: Pilates Rotational Skills

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  • Toning the Inner & Outer Thighs with the Magic Circle

    In a previous article we discussed inner and outer thigh toning with the Magic Circle in side lying. In this installment, we are examining inner and outer thigh strengthening using the Magic Circle while standing. The standing posture adds a balance challenge and helps us build bone density while we tone the inner and outer […]…

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  • Toning the Inner & Outer Thigh with Magic Circle

    As we already know, the Magic Circle is an easy, inexpensive, and effective tool that will help you achieve your Pilates body. Try to find just twenty to thirty minutes a day to use your Circle to tone and lengthen. If you’re consistent you will start to feel and see the results within the month! […]…

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  • Pilates Glute & Hamstring Exercises with Magic Circle

    Here are a few classical Pilates exercises with a Magic Circle twist! Adding the Magic Circle into the glute and hamstring exercises helps connect and fully engage the working muscles. There will be a definite learning curve to most of these and you may need to have a friend help you place the Circle the […]…

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  • Advanced Magic Circle for Upper Body Strength

    In this post we will look at few famous Pilates exercises: the Leg Pull Down, the Swan, and the Mermaid. Then we will add the challenge of the Magic Circle to the move. The Circle does give a bit more difficulty to the move, but you will probably feel more connection to your mid back, […]…

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  • Upper Body Strength with Magic Circle

    The Magic Circle can be used to tone, strengthen, and lengthen the whole body. In this post, I am concentrating on the upper body using the Magic Circle. The Magic Circle helps us connect to our mid-back, creates proper joint mechanics, and helps us create strength around our shoulder cuff, shoulder girdle, arm, upper chest, […]…

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  • Strengthening & Stretching the Inner Thighs with the Magic Circle

    One of Joseph Pilates’ many inventions was the Magic Circle. The first Magic Circle is said to have been made from the ring on a keg. This isn’t hard to believe, because Pilates was also known for his love of ale. Because the Magic Circle is small, light, and portable, it has become very popular […]…

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