The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the inner thighs, seat, and hips.
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the torso.
  • Provides a nice stretch for the outer hip.
  • Balances strength in the leg and hip muscles.  Especially important for people who don’t do lateral movements such as runners.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the upper body still throughout the exercises.
  • Keep the upper hip stacked on top of the lower hip and don’t roll back.
  • Slow the circles down so you can control the shape of the circle.  Don’t miss any parts!
  • Always control the weight of the leg. Don’t let gravity pull the working leg down.