Beginner Pilates Magic Circle w/ Alisa Wyatt

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The Magic Circle turns on muscles you might not know you had! Discover the magic while using the circle for all the exercises in this workout to improve balance and control. This workout ends with a standing series using the circle to leave you feeling refreshed and taller.

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  1. stacieleneehawkins 3 years ago

    I’m hearing that the Gratz Magic Circle is metal
    and may be too heavy for at home use without an instructor

  2. stacieleneehawkins 3 years ago

    Alisa, you’ve been so generous with your time. I’m hoping you can answer another question for me. I ordered the Gratz magic circle. What’s your opionion on its use for home practice? I’m getting conflicting feedback from other Pilates practioners.

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Hi Lannette,
      I’m happy to help! I love using the magic circle at home, may I ask what the conflicting information you’ve heard is? My feeling is that it’s a super useful device for centering the body and it also lends variety to home workouts–win win.

      • stacieleneehawkins 3 years ago

        I’m hearing that the Gratz Magic Circle is metal
        and may be too heavy for at home use without an instructor

        • Alisa Wyatt Author

          Whomever is telling you that is mistaken, Gratz doesn’t produce the old metal version. The one you purchased is a lighter weight plastic just like the ones produced by Stamina. It’s true that the metal versions are heavier and I’m sure you could hurt yourself by dropping one on your face or something but as far as squeezing it goes they are simply harder to squeeze depending on how many metal rings are used. PS – Here’s a link to our store where you can see the various versions, metal and plastic. The metal ones are produced by Balanced Body:

          • stacieleneehawkins 3 years ago

            Alisa, thanks again for a clear, concise answer. I can’t wait to get my Magic Circle and add it to my existing routine.

          • Alisa Wyatt Author
            Alisa Wyatt 3 years ago

            You’re going to love it!

  3. Estelle Shaw 5 years ago

    This is the perfect beginner workout for my student. I will use the sequence for my client today. I love the hugging cue. Makes it more fun than just squeezing!!

  4. corina2211 8 years ago

    An awesome workout! I feel that the Magic Circle really teaches me to be more aware of my body and the movements. And the cuing is spot on. Thank you!
    I signed up for the 10-day trial but I will surely stick around for a lot more. 🙂

  5. Mandilu 8 years ago

    Thank you Alisa – this was a perfect workout for me and really well differentiated for me as someone returning to Pilates after a few years.

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Thanks Mandilu, I’m glad you’re here! Please let us know which classes work for you, we are trying to grow our library of classes for those who are familiar with Pilates but maybe de-conditioned or have been away.

  6. jcole76 9 years ago

    I love this video for the clear cuing, perfect tempo, and self assessment at the end of the video! Thank you Alisa, for another awesome video 🙂 My abs were so sore after this deep workout. Did this sequence with two of my clients this morning, and they loved it too!

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Thank you for your awesome comments Jaime, it’s so fun to have you as a workout partner :). Keep sending your good vibes!

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