CLEVELAND — WKYC Studios Special Correspondent Emily Mayfield is no stranger to a great workout. One look at her Instagram feed and you'll see she's busy trying out the latest fitness craze to hit Cleveland, L.A. and beyond.

Still, Emily is the first to admit that Pilates was one workout that even she was a little intimidated by - in big part, because of the practice's somewhat complex-looking Reformer machine.

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But with the promises of core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscle tone, it was time to give Pilates a try. And luckily, Cleveland is home to some top-notch studios that offer challenging Pilates-inspired workouts for participants of all levels.

Watch the video above as Emily takes us inside Callie's Pilates at Metropolitan at the 9 and Core CLE in Westlake.

Interested in trying Pilates yourself? Callie Whyad showed Emily some Pilates moves anyone can try at home - no Reformer needed! See the moves in the video below:

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