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27 Pilates Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home

Do you miss the Pilates equipment when you're not at the studio? Here's how to replicate your favorite equipment exercises at home! You'll just need a mat and some small props if you have them. 

By practicing exercises that you are familiar with in a different environment...

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Pilates Foam Roller Exercises

You’ll need a 36-inch long foam roller. It can be firm or soft - depending on your comfort. I particularly like using a half roller (same length but one surface is flat and the other round). 

You'll find mostly strength and mobility exercises in this post. If you're looking for...

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Pilates Exercises with a Small Inflatable Ball

As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a fun way to add some variety. Depending on how you use them, they can make an exercise more challenging or they can assist you through challenging movements. 

The exercises below use a small inflatable ball. Try them...

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Pilates Mat Exercises with a Thera Band

As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a fun way to add some variety. Depending on how you use them, they can make an exercise more challenging or they can assist you through challenging movements. 

The exercises below use a Thera Band. Try them out and let...

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Pilates Mat Exercises with Yoga Blocks

As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a fun way to add some variety. Depending on how you use them, they can make an exercise more challenging or they can assist you through challenging movements. 

The exercises below use Yoga Blocks. Try them out and let...

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The Best Foam Roller on the Market Today

I tend to be very conservative about new props. Just because someone invented and produced a new product, doesn’t mean it’s good. Who says it does something that I can’t also achieve with a prop that I already have.

Browsing for products in a catalog or online you can’t...

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How To Master the Pilates Boomerang One Step at a Time

Boomerang is an advanced Pilates mat exercise where the whole body gets to join in on the fun. When you look at it closely, it combines several famous Pilates positions, like The Hundred, Roll Over, Teaser, and a little bit of Double Leg Kicks.

With so much going on, it's easy to make...

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How to Improve Posture with the Thera-Band

I addressed this topic already a few years back (as you can tell from this video of my younger self). We always seem to be in this rounded or hunched position all day and sometimes it seems we live our lives this way. It is really important to strengthen the muscles in the backs of our shoulders....

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Pilates Exercises To Improve External Rotation of the Shoulder

External shoulder rotation is when the humerus rotates away from the center of the body. This skill is key to great posture and keeping your shoulders healthy.

Exercises that externally rotate the shoulder strengthen the infraspinatus, teres minor (two of the rotator cuff muscles), as well as...

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Pilates Exercises For Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

 

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lower pelvic region. It acts as support of your inner organs, keeping them in place and helping them function properly.

The muscles of your pelvic floor - like any other muscle in the body - must have the...

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