Strengthening your core is one of the best things you can do for your overall fitness. A strong core—which includes your abs, obliques, and lower back muscles—helps keep your body balanced and stable. Here are 12 Pilates moves that will engage your core muscles in a whole new way—because everyone gets sick of doing planks after a while.

These Pilates exercises from Manuela Sanchez, an instructor at Club Pilates, all target your core to help you strengthen and stabilize your entire body.