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Pilates gives you a great workout, but forget being cooped up in a gym. A new device lets you take your routine outside.

The Da Vinci BodyBoard will stretch your idea of what a workout can really be.

Pilates is great for balance and core strength, but now you can take your workout poolside.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "It is a faster workout. You get a whole body workout in 35 minutes. It is pretty, pretty intense."

Don't worry; it just looks like a medieval torture rack. The Da Vinci BodyBoard lets you combine yoga and Pilates into one portable system.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "You can do mat Pilates on it because you have tension from beneath, from below, and from above."

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: (to class members) "Welcome to Pilathon. We're going to do a Da Vinci BodyBoard class."

Pilathon in Wynwood offers classes with the BodyBoard, right next to their rooftop pool.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "This is also for personal training. You can do cardio workouts, you can do any part of your body. Let's go ahead and strap our ankle straps."

Tension bands work your arms and legs as well as your core.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "With this you can do things like this standing up, reaching."

It's an intense workout even for hardcore Pilates peeps.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "And three, two, bellies full in and last one, release."

Class member 1: "It was super intense, it really worked the core. I'm actually exhausted, and we only did like, 25 minutes."

Class member 2: "It is very hard, because it depends on the distance you are from the strap that you will feel how hard you want it to be, but it is a very good workout."

Nothing like the great outdoors to relieve some tension.

Class member 3: "You can be outside, which is great, so you're not stuck in the studio, and it's just like mat Pilates but with tension, so you have those tension straps on the side."

So, if you're a little strapped for time, and wanna work up a sweat, get on board.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen: "It involves every muscle of your body and you can work out your whole body in a safe, fast way."


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