And while you are at it, here are some awesome beginners Pilates resources that will get you looking long and lean in no time! :
*Classical Pilates Technique – The Complete Mat Workout Series — This DVD rocks my socks because it includes every level of the Pilates mat workout — all the way from fundamentals to advanced!
*The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body — Without Machines by Brooke Siler — In this book, Siler, the owner of re:Ab Pilates studios, takes readers through each mat exercise, providing them with helpful tips and illustrations that make the movements easier to understand. Siler trained with Romana Kryzanowska, the oldest living protégé of Joseph Pilates.
*A Pilates’ Primer: The Millenium Edition — Return to Your Life Through Contrology and Your Health by Joseph Pilates and William J. Miller (with introduction by Judd Robbins) — An introduction to Pilates by the creator and master himself — Joseph Pilates! Need I say more?!