A Pilates ring is another piece of Pilates equipment designed to add resistance to a basic workout. Learn how to use a Pilates ring with the help of a certified personal fitness trainer in this free video.
Hi, my name is Tanya Batts and I'm an instructor at Gold's Gym. I'm going to show you a few things you can do with a Pilates ring. First thing, when you grab it, I mean, all you want to do is, just squeeze. This is working the chest muscles, the pecs are really working hard, just squeeze in. A lot of tension on that ring, the shoulders, I'm feeling it at the shoulders. You want to do that like, 15 times. Alright, another thing I like to do with the ring, and a ring is just basically, something to hold on to, while you're working out. Nothing that's really great. So, we're just coming all the way down, legs are long, arms overhead, inhale and exhale, lift up and add a twist. So, you've really go to make that twist awesome, because you've got this big ring, twist, one more, twist. Another great thing you can do, I'm coming all the down with this ring. I'm going to place my feet into the ring, I'm going to open my legs. So, basically, what I'm doing is, I've got the ring on the outside. I want to take the finger tips on the head, lift the head off, lower the legs halfway and look, what I'm doing. I'm rotating the ring, it's core working hard, it's getting on the transverse abdominals, the obliques are kind of, getting in all the action, there. You want it a little easier, you could take it, the legs further up towards the ceiling. And still rotate and you're working the core. Another great one, you take the legs on the outside of the ring and just squeeze. That's air thigh, the calves are working too. So, all I'm doing is, squeezing, four, three, two, one. You've got to really lock in the core, because you don't want to really lose control of this ring. So, those are three exercises you can do with the ring.