Pilates is a total body workout with emphasis on the core. Props used include: long band, short band, magic circle, light dumbbells, fitness ball and gliders. A towel can be used instead of a glider. All the props are optional. Warning:This video depicts exercises, which depending on your physical condition, may be hazardous to your health. You are therefore warned not to attempt any exercise without the approval of your doctor. Even with such approval, each exercise should be done in moderation and should not be performed to the point of fatigue or pain. This exercise video is for illustrative purposes. Before attempting these exercises, you should take at least 20 classes under the watchful eye of a certified Pilates instructor. Rest often, when in doubt, leave it out.