Get a Killer Pilates Body

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A Beginner's Guide

a on Apr 3, 2007 at 2:30PM

Forget breathing and alignment. Although those elements certainly factor in, Pilates moves are all about control. Joseph Pilates originally named his technique "Contrology" for a reason. Real Pilates founder and author Alycea Ungaro put together these five moves from her newest Pilates Deck to illustrate the degree of muscle control that Pilates will build along with rock hard abs and a sleek silhouette. The best part? All you need is a mat!

  • Learn Pilates terms
  • Choose your move
  • Go to the workout
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