Pilates Chair: Challenging the Core presents dozens of chair exercises with precise directions, clear pictures, and easy-to-follow cues. The exercises are organized by position of the spine (neutral, flexion, extension, side bend, and rotation) so that instructors can easily determine which clients should perform each movement and then how to progress client programs and classes. This manual will be useful for Pilates instructors and for rehab professionals interested in using Pilates exercise as part of a treatment program for their patients. Unlike many Pilates manuals, Pilates Chair: Challenging the Core provides not only the exercises, but also a clear rationale of why each exercise is done. And the variations included with each exercise provide safe and effective options for everyone.