Many of you have asked me what this is when you’ve seen it in the background of some photos. I have some funny names for it, but the correct name is Resistance Ring, most commonly used and known in Pilates circles (excuse the pun).
I like it because it’s light, travels well, challenges stability, and is easy to use. It’s comfortable when pressed against your body, and is useful in trunk stability and strengthening, and for targeting inner thighs, and chest as shown below. Resistance can be increased by squeezing, so it works with many strength variables. There you have it! Now when you see it hanging in a photo, you know what it is, although your imagination might be more fun!
Chest Press on Left
Inner Thigh on Right