Trainer: Eleanor Hagan, Body in Balance in Linwood

Exercise: Spring-assisted bar dips

Muscles Targeted: Core, biceps, triceps, upper back

Equipment: Pilates chair

Set/Reps: 2 to 3 sets/6 to 10 reps

Stand on the pedals of the Pilates chair with your forefoot. Inhale while depressing the scapulae and extending the elbows. Exhale as you push your body up towards the ceiling. Inhale as you return by flexing your elbows, maintaining your weight over your hands. Repeat.