Pilates Ring Exercises

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Most commonly known as the Magic Circle, the Pilates ring is a lightweight fitness tool can be used in every Pilates workout. Much like traditional pilates, ring exercises offer balance, improves range of motion, agility, core strength and improved mental health. 

Ring Pilates exercises are an ideal way to add variety to the reformer and mat-based exercises. From stretching your hamstrings to tightening your glutes, the Pilates Ring is your one-stop shop to help strengthen the bond between mind and body. 

We offer our clients a selection of ring Pilates class packages, allowing you to tailor your workout schedule to suit you. Find out more on what mat Pilates can do for you and you health!

What is Ring Pilates?

The Pilates ring is a strength training tool developed by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Overall, Pilates is a mind-body form of exercise designed to promote strength, stability and flexibility. 

The Pilates ring is a circular piece of plastic that helps users find their core and helps promote good form in a variety of standing and mat exercises. It contains two expanded handles to help facilitate Pilates exercises. The flexible ring helps to deliver some of the resistance needed to promote a certain degree of muscle toning. 

Pilates workouts, whether done with or without props and equipment, involve precise movements and breath control. Not only do these exercises target your core they are not restricted to specific body parts. This ultimately leads to better posture, decreased back pain, improved blood circulation, and a decreased chance of injury – as well as improved overall physical and mental health!

Common Ring Pilates Exercises

The Pilates technique values quality over quantity. By performing functional movement patterns with precision can achieve significant results in a shorter amount of time.

A strong posture is essential to getting the full benefits of any Pilates exercises. The right posture ensures that the legs and abdominal muscles are engaged and connected.

Some common ring exercises include:

Ring Pilates is an effective workout that is accessible to everyone at any level of fitness! Are you looking for a full-body workout? Book your next Pilates class below!

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The Pilates Ring and Core Strength

Pilates With The Magic Circle

The lightweight flexibility of a Pilates ring provides a range of challenges for users. Designed to mindfully integrate with the body to support or challenge during Pilates training. The Majority of Pilates ring exercises are based on how our bodies react to imbalance. When pressure is applied to the ring, depending on it’s position, challenges how we are balanced. While the body adjusts itself, the core muscles are responding and working.

As a low-impact workout that has a low resistance edge ring Pilates are popular in rehabilitation as there is less chance of injury. Using a diverse range of Pilates ring exercises works to strengthen the core, improve flexibility and give greater awareness to your body.

Ring Pilates exercises encourage you to focus on your actions and how they make you feel, to pay attention to your breathing, and to adjust accordingly. This mind-body connection helps you to become more aware of your body and learn things about it that you were previously unaware of!

Increased Muscular Indurance

Increased Core Strength

Improved Flexibility

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Getting The Most Out Of Ring Pilates

The Ring Pilates Workout

As your instructor will remind you, breathing plays a crucial role in your ring Pilates class exercises. By concentrating on your breathing, you may also enjoy benefits of mindfulness, relaxation and a reduction in the amount of stress or anxiety you feel. Over time, you may see this type of thinking become the norm well after your mat Pilates class ends!

It can be difficult to learn and master the core principles of Pilates: concentration, control, precision, breathing, centering and flow. Mat Pilates exercises rely heavily on these principles and by adopting them into your workout, you’re guaranteed better results!

Listen To Your Breath

Learning to breathe fully is one of the core principles of Pilates. Learning the techniques to control and improve your breath is one of the greatest links between the mind and body. Focusing and taking control of your breathing allows you to become more aware of the present moment and mindful of your body’s movements.

Additionally, being aware of the way you are breathing will also improve the way you perform the exercise itself. This ensures you are receiving the maximum benefit of each exercise.

Listen To Your Body

Pilates is a mind-body-spirit discipline that combines stability and mobility exercises with an emphasis on the powerhouse (abdominal, back, and buttock) muscles. No matter your experience level, Pilates shouldn’t be painful. It takes time to develop the strength and body awareness to perform the exercises successfully. 

Modifications can easily be made to make challenging movements more accessible, while still retaining the integrity of the practice. Listen to your body and if something feels wrong to you or too much for you on any given day, adapt or skip that exercise. 

Less Is More

It is common to go to extreme lengths when we exercise because it makes us “feel” like we are working harder. However, like most things in life, less is more. Focusing on detail rather than movement makes for a more nuanced session and greater body awareness.

Understanding where a movement comes from and how it works is the essence of ring Pilates exercises. The goal of many of these exercises is not to create the biggest movements, but to remain steady in the core, despite the movement and action.

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Pilates is a well-developed exercise system that can help people of all ages become stronger and healthier. It is designed to work almost all of your body, leading to greater overall strength, posture, alignment and balance.

Beginner Pilates lessons can help you learn how to control your breathing and movements to get the best results from your workouts.

We provide a range of different class times on various days of the week at our fully-equipped Pilates studio, so you can easily tailor your workout program to suit your schedule. Book your Club Pilates class today!

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