The Pilates Chair stretches and strengthens muscle groups not easily reached by more traditional techniques and equipment. The exercises for the Chair focus on core strength, leg strength, the shoulder girdle mobility and strength, and functional movements such as standing, climbing, pushing and lifting. That's why exercising on the Chair is a great form of cross-training for triathletes, bicyclists, skiers, runners, rock climbers, tennis players, golfers, basketball, soccer or football players, and for clients looking to increase power in the upper body for throwing, lifting and racquet sports. It is for both men and women. The class is typically done to music. Chair workouts at JoyMoves are often combined with Pilates mat work. To take a Chair class you must be able to lift 30 lbs (the weight of a Chair). You must be in good health with no special considerations.