Pilates rings or ‘circles’ are now often used as part of a Pilates routine to add intensity to a wide variety of floor exercises. The ring’s resistance is thought to speed up the toning process by targeting specific muscles whilst performing your routine. Designed to help tone up problem areas such as inner and outer thighs, and has also proven extremely effective for legs, upper arms and pelvic floor muscles. Simply take hold of the ring using the comfortable double sided grips and either push in from the outside of the ring or out from the inside depending on your chosen exercise. The ring may also be placed between the knees, lower or upper legs to concentrate on the thighs and pelvic floor.