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By Liz Miersch for Q.Equinox.com

The lights, music and effortlessness with which our five LA-based instructors move makes Pilates seem almost magical. And maybe it is, but it takes a lot more than the waving of a wand to get to that place, and when you do, it’s well worth the work. Through proper training, Pilates can actually reframe your body, creating a shape that not only looks completely different, but also functions on a whole new level—no matter what your activity of choice.

“Your work on the reformer reframes your body by making you consciously aware of your alignment the whole time,” says Carrie Macy, National Pilates Training Manager who’s featured in the video above along with instructors Christine Bullock, Ashley Hoffman, Lesley Logan and Kathleen Mangan. “You’re getting feedback from the shoulder blocks or the foot bar or straps or springs to tell you if something is out of whack.”

Keep reading to watch the video and for more reformer advice…

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