More magic circles..

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Another week of using the magic circles (or pilates rings),  in classes and I’ve noticed how much they help with peoples’ alignment , as well as increasing the strength element of the exercises. Made of steel, they have padded handles inside and out so you can tone your inner or outer thighs muscles, depending on whether you place it between the knees and squeeze in or outside of knees and press out.magic circle 010

They are great for supporting your neck and head for the ab curl, especially if you carry tension in that area (as in photo). This allows for better contraction of the abdominals.

For those people who were asking where to buy them, Amazon are selling the same make as mine (pilates-mad) for £15 +p&p, which is a good price.

We’ll be using them again soon!