The Reformer is one of the original Pilates apparatus’ invented by Joseph Pilates himself. It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the Reformer by a set of springs. Spring tension is a major component of the Reformer improving the strength and stability of clients. The Reformer will work your body with controlled movements by sitting, standing, kneeling, or lying down while engage and stretches your muscles as you try to maintain your balance. As your muscles strengthen, your posture improves, and your flexibility will increase.
The Jumpboard gives a whole new meaning to cardio while lying down. You will be able to experience polymetrics without the impact. It provides a firm but padded jumping surface that allows for biomechanically sound foot placement, creating an awesome aerobic experience. Interval training on the jumpboard with other Pilates apparatuses creates, ensures, and forms an efficient and effective core & cardio workout. Reformer experience required.
The Chair is a powerful piece of exercise equipment. It's small size belies its remarkable ability to build core stability, upper-body strength and lower-body power to improve performance in athletes, retrain the body after injury and increase overall physical conditioning. Although it’s been part of the Pilates system for many years, the chair is currently experiencing a new level of interest as a great tool for teaching clients either individually or in small groups.
The Tower, at first glance, looks like a medieval torture device, but fear not! It is a vertical unit that uses a variety of attachments - a roll-back bar, arm springs, leg springs and a push-through bar to provide a full body workout. Basically it uses a multitude of springs! The Pilates Tower is an extremely adaptable piece of Pilates equipment that uses variations of the same exercises from Mat and Reformer. Like all other pieces of Pilates equipment it is used to further challenge or give support in order to address the functional needs of the advanced as well as the beginner Pilates enthusiast.
Mat Pilates is a series of exercises from within the Pilates method designed specifically for the floor. The goal for Mat Pilates is to strengthen the body’s ‘powerhouse’. Learning the traditional floor exercises will enhance your Pilates skills.
PROPS- Small Apparatus:
The small apparatus or props: Magic Circle, Thera bands, Balls, Arc, Barrel, Orbit, Foam Rollers, Oov, Yoga Blocks, Weights, SmartBell, and more help place more emphasis on precision, flow, concentration, and control maximizing your results. Small apparatuses will be use in all the classes and privates sessions.
The Pilates Cadillac is a piece of equipment that most closely represents that of a bed with a frame. It takes our classic Mat exercises and adds springs for support and challenge. The trapeze table was developed in the mid 50's or early 60's. Joseph Pilates, the creator of the Pilates method, made all of his creations in the basement of his building. When he brought it up into the studio, one client saw the table and said "Hey Joe, is that your new Cadillac?" and the name stuck. Exercises on the Cadillac are known for developing gorgeous lean muscles. Our Reformer and Trapeze Table, all in one is available for Private One on One sessions.
The Ladder Barrel is used in the practice of Pilates to support the flexion and extension of the spine with gravity. It helps with proper alignment of the spine and deep abdominal strength and well as stretching the whole body. Joseph Pilates used a beer barrel to create this powerful and extremely helpful apparatus. Used in our Private One on One session.
The Pilates Arc is a piece of equipment inspired by Joseph Pilates' original spine corrector. Designed for comfort and support, the Arc helps relieves back pain by improving posture, building flexibility, and correcting spinal alignment. Additional benefits include enhanced coordination and balance, breath awareness, proper alignment of the spine and deep abdominal strength.
These all lead to daily life improvements like better posture, gracefulness, efficient movement and relief from pain associated from physical imbalances.
The Orbit is a small rolling piece of equipment that performs like the reformer carriage without the tracks. It facilitates circular and linear movements from simple to complex. Engages the abdominal muscles while increasing upper/lower body strength, improving flexibility, and balance while sitting, lying, kneeling, and standing for a wide variety of exercises.
The Bosu Ball is a great addition to the Pilates repertoire. Not only is it a balance aid helping users coordinate muscles and nerves for unstable conditions that you experience in everyday life. It assists in a number of ways such as stretching, rehabilitation, and strength training. Applying the Pilates Principals to the Bosu Ball gives us another way to practice Pilates.
Look for new equipment during the year!!!