We all know the famous saying, if Mohammed won’t come to the mountain, the mountain will come to Mohammed. Well, what if you’re traveling, and want to stay in touch with your trainer or instructor, but don’t actually want to bring him/her with you?
When it comes to Pilates, Tom Dessereau, owner of Form, Fitness & Function and senior Pilates instructor, has two suggestions: first, he has his clients use the Pilates Magic Circle, and, second, he has Skype sessions with his clients while they travel.
What is a Magic Circle? I’d never heard of it before, but a simple search on Amazon revealed pages of them! According to Tom, it is:
Easy to pack, and great for helping with stretching after long flights, the Pilates Magic Circle is the perfect lightweight item to toss in your suitcase.
Designed by Joseph Pilates, the original Magic Circles were rumored to be made from the metal rings around wooden beer kegs. Today’s circles are made of rubber tubing usually with padded handles, about 13 inches in diameter. They are light and durable and easy to use. They can be easily incorporated into workouts. They are especially popular for toning and stretching the arms, chest, hips and thighs.
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The pilates circle can be used in a wide range of diverse movements to tone and strengthen the whole body, biceps, triceps, chest and back as well as the abdominal, hips and thighs.
Would you like FREE Magic Circles?
Right now Tom is offering free magic circles for the first 4 travelers who sign up for a private skype pilates lesson. To find out more and/or sign up for your session with Tom, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hmmm, I’ve always been curious to learn more about Pilates…
Disclaimer: I have never taken a Pilates class, but I know Tom and his wife Monica (who practices the Alexander Technique) for many years. I have consistently heard rave reports on their abilities and sensitivities as instructors, and they happen to be really nice people too.