Quickly flatten your abs with strength training exercises on the Pilates Power Gym

Quickly flatten your abs with strength training exercises on the Pilates Power Gym

If you want to flatten your abs as quickly as possible, start working out on the Pilates Power Gym mini reformer. Nothing intensifies your workout quicker than different levels of resistance targeting your core muscles.

The Pilates Power Gym is a special piece of at-home equipment that has four different bands offering many levels of resistance. When you combine resistance with specific targeted exercises, you can speed up the process of toning and flattening your ab muscles.

 

“Because of its focus on core strength, Pilates is by far one of the most useful methods in fitness.” says Celebrity Pilates and Yoga instructor, Kristin McGee. “The reformer adds extra resistance and can help strengthen and lengthen the muscles even further. It also helps as a tactile aid so people know truly where they need to be working from.

ROWING

The outdoor practice of rowing in a canoe has been brought into the world of fitness with the “Rowing” exercise. Build your core strength by moving your arms in a forward and backward motion as if you are pushing your canoe forward in the water. This exercise not only tones your arm muscles but also focuses on your core:

 

LAT PULLS
While one may assume that lat pulls only affect your arm muscles, this exercise also depends on the core. Laying down on the Pilates Power Gym glideboard with your feet in the air for this exercise forces your core to work just as hard as your arms, and tone the abs as a result.

 

 

HIGH ROW
Add some height to your workout when you use our Wonderbox. While you do exercises such as the high row and low row, you are forced to use your abs to sit up straight and control your movements.

 

Here you’ve got just a sampling of how to start building your core strength and flatten your abs using the Pilates Power Gym mini reformer! Plus, as you progress and build your strength on each exercise, you can easily increase the intensity of your workout by adjusting the four resistance bands on the machine.

 

Check out more strength training and Pilates exercises on our website at https://pilatespowergympro.com/exercises/

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Get Bikini Ready with these targeted Pilates reformer exercises for your abs, arms and butt

Get Bikini Ready with these targeted Pilates reformer exercises for your abs, arms and butt

Why is Pilates the ideal exercise regimen for those who want beach-ready bodies? Because the famous method of contrology targets specific muscle groups. As a result, you work out smarter and in a shorter period of time. And using a Pilates reformer like the Pilates Power Gym takes your workout even further.

 

“The reformer adds extra resistance and can help strengthen and lengthen the muscles even further,” explains Celebrity Pilates instructor, Kristin McGee. “It also helps as a tactile aid so people know truly where they need to be working from. The reformer also offers more and different exercises so it adds variety and keeps our muscles guessing.”

 

To get your abs bikini-ready, our “Toned Abs” Pilates class focuses on all the muscles in your mid-section giving you sexy definition while building a strong core.

 

Tighten up your abs doing these leg kicks with instruction by Kristin McGee:
In our “Great Arms” class, Kristin leads you through a series of Pilates exercises to help give your arms the beautiful definition you want.

 

Get your arms in great shape with the “Hug A Tree” and “Serving the Bread” exercises:

 

 

Want a lifted, firmer butt? Our “Firm Butt and Legs” Pilates workout focuses on your legs, hips, and backside to help firm it all up.

 

For example, squats can be done using the multiple height elevations available on the Pilates Power Gym Pro or Plus models. You’ll be tightening up those leg, butt and thigh muscles which will cause heads to turn on the beach.
These three classes are all available on the same DVD, The Pilates Power Gym Total Body Workout, or also online via The Fitness Channel.
Get working on those Great Arms, Toned Abs, and Firm Butt and Legs today with the help of the Pilates Power Gym and you’ll quickly start to see results! – T.Y.

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Challenging Pilates Workout Will Push Your Core Strength To A New Level

Challenging Pilates Workout Will Push Your Core Strength To A New Level

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence,
are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”
– Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates designed the Pilates method so that you can achieve effective fitness results by challenging your body with controlled movements. For those who want to step up your Pilates workout, we recommend The Pilates Power Gym Challenge Workout.

Celebrity Pilates instructor, Kristin McGee, takes you through a fast-paced series of Pilates exercises using our mini-reformer that target virtually every part of your body.

“Because of its focus on core strength, Pilates is by far one of the most useful methods in fitness,” Kristin explains. “Our core is our foundation and we all need to learn how to lead from our center and support ourselves from our powerhouse. Then we can do anything in life and other fitness modalities.”

During this 34-minute class, available on The Fitness Channel, you will perform a wide variety of exercises targeting your arms, legs, abs and thighs.

For example, using the leg straps, Kristin shows you how to tone your muscles with “Leg Circles” working your calves, thighs and core strength:

In the Challenge Workout, Kristin utilizes virtually every position possible on the Pilates Power Gym from lying down to sitting to standing on the glideboard.

For a challenging exercise focusing on core strength, try the “Elephant.” This is where “control” of your body is really put to the test. While standing on the glideboard, use your stomach muscles to move your legs back and forth:

Then, push yourself even further by doing the Elephant with only one leg:

 

These are just a sample of the dynamic exercises you will do in our Challenge Workout. If you feel you are not up to this level yet, you can build up your Pilates strength by taking other classes on The Fitness Channel that target specific parts of your body.

To take any of our Pilates Power Gym classes, visit The Fitness Channel to sign up for immediate online access where the classes are available to you 24/7 on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here for more information.

Running and jumping while lying down? Only on the Pilates Power Gym

Running and jumping while lying down? Only on the Pilates Power Gym

Spotlight on the Power Flex Cardio Rebounder accessory

While the practice of Pilates does not involve cardio exercises, there is still a way to get your heart pumping with the Pilates Power Gym mini-reformer.

Our Power Flex Cardio Rebounder gets the job done! Imagine lying down and still being able to run and jump. The rebounder serves as a mini trampoline of sorts located on one end of your Pilates reformer.

The rebounder attaches to the footbar enabling you to bounce on and off the canvas with your feet. The glideboard allows you to relax and lay comfortably while your legs and feet do all the work. This movement gives you a good cardio workout.

Watch a video of the Power Flex Cardio Rebounder in action: https://www.facebook.com/PilatesPowerGymPro/videos/10153343923450778/

The Power Flex Cardio Rebounder provides a dynamic, flexible surface that will help you link muscle motion and stabilization, increasing the number of muscles used with each exercise. And, it’ll add more fun to your workouts! When you order the rebounder, you will also get the Cardio Blast DVD class.

Cardio Blast DVD class

The rebounder makes burning calories fun! Start off slowly by doing some alternating footwork using the canvas to help flex the balls of your feet. Then, with alternating feet, start springing back and forth off the rebounder using the glideboard to help push you.

The rebounder provides a cushiony platform for your feet, knees and legs to rebound from. As a result, you will not wear out your joints or cause strain. The rebounder accessory provides a unique low-impact version of running or jumping when compared to doing these activities on a hard surface.

With the rebounder now serving as your “floor”, you can progress and do some marching which helps to tone your legs and your core. Then, you can rest the balls of your feet on the canvas and push in and out to work your calf muscles. Keep the feet together and rebound off the balls of the feet for more horizontal jumping.

Do your virtual jumping with only one leg to make your workout more intense. Work your inner and outer thighs doing some split jumps. Then, end your workout by running or jogging on the rebounder.

 

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Online fitness classes offer big savings

Online fitness classes offer big savings

Everything seems to be digital these days – books, music, movies and now fitness workouts! Ever wondered what the advantages are of subscribing to an online fitness network for your latest exercise class compared to using those old, dusty DVDs?

Convenience

Workouts offered in digital format enable users to access these classes wherever they are and whenever they want through their laptops, tablets and smartphones. As long as you have a WiFi internet connection, a fitness subscription network can provide fitness classes for you on demand, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Whether you are in the comfort of your own home, at work on your lunch break, or visiting a friend’s house, you will always be able to access a fitness class without the hassle of searching for a DVD player to watch a DVD.

Price

Online exercise classes can offer a huge savings to the customer. To show just how big a savings you can get, let’s take a look at a specific case study. The Fitness Channel currently offers 20 online classes for Pilates, aerobics and yoga at a subscription price of $4.95 per month. If you were to buy all 20 classes in the form of a DVD, your cost would be $399 total since each DVD retails for $19.95. That’s the equivalent of almost 7 years worth of The Fitness Channel monthly subscription for that price. As you can see, the savings are huge!

Variety

In the above example, we assumed that all 20 classes offered by The Fitness Channel were available on DVD to illustrate the value of an online subscription network. However, 7 of the classes are not available on DVD. Customers can only access these classes online. This illustrates the point that an online network can offer a larger variety of workouts since they do not have to spend the extra investment in producing a physical DVD. As an added bonus, one of the online classes offered by The Fitness Channel is free. Not many fitness companies are handing out free DVDs due to the price factor, but a free class online is much more doable.

Travel-friendly

How would it feel to lug around your portable DVD player every time you go outside? With an online fitness subscription, you could even participate in the class outside using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Also, on vacation you won’t have the excuse that you couldn’t play your fitness DVDs in the hotel room. Now, while on the road for vacation or work, you can access the classes anywhere you have access to a WiFi connection.

Timely

Still using those old workout DVDs from the ’90s because you don’t feel like spending money on new DVDs with the latest fitness trend? With an online fitness network, the classes can easily be kept up-to-date with the latest workout routines at no extra cost to you. It’s to the benefit of the online subscription service to keep adding new classes to their selection to attract new customers and keep their current ones happy. As a subscriber, you reap the rewards! – T.Y.

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