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The Pilates reformer is a traditional piece of Pilates equipment which looks like a bed with springs, a sliding carriage, ropes and pulleys.
The origins of the Pilates reformer date back to the original Pilates studio in New York in the 1920’s and was designed by Joseph Pilates himself.
Many people are quite scared of the reformer when they first see it as it looks quite intimidating and almost medieval.
Put any fears you may have aside because after just one or two workouts on a reformer and you realise that it is the most versatile and effective piece of exercise equipment ever made…plus it’s great fun!
The springs that provide much of the resistance from the reformer are generally quite strong.
Most reformers have up to 5 springs and when combined can add up to a considerable resistance.
Conversely, as there are five springs, using only one or two of them can provide a gentler resistance depending on the exercise and the muscle being worked.
It is generally more intense and more dynamic than mat based Pilates as it adds resistance to the Pilates exercises via the use of the springs which form part of the machine.

Reformer Pilates is superior to mat based Pilates as the repertoire of exercises available is greatly increased providing far more variety.
The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well increasing stability through the joints.

Reformer Pilates works more areas than matwork as matwork is mostly core whereas reformer works the entire body and more the peripheral muscles of the arms and legs.

Reformer Pilates can be used as a sport specific cross training tool. Reformer Pilates works on core stabilisation which is vital to any athlete as well as muscle endurance, lactate tolerance, peripheral joint stability, muscle strength, balance, co-ordination and much more.

Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes too as it allows the client to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs.
For example if a client has had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up their recovery through controlled movement.



The Pilates Cadillac is an apparatus that offers ample benefits for men and women of all ages and fitness abilities.

How does it work?
The Cadillac looks much like a large table with a metal framework on all four corners.
Several elements hang from the bars that provide users with different exercise options.
You’ll find leg springs, arm springs, fuzzy loops to hang from, a push-through bar and a trapeze for an even deeper stretch.
The Pilates Cadillac is a great tool for getting a full-body workout.
With all the different exercises that work core, back, shoulders, and improve flexibility, the Cadillac is a great choice when looking for versatility in workout routines.
Although most people assume the Cadillac is much more challenging than Pilates on a mat or a reformer, the Cadillac is an easier option for people who find it more difficult to get on and off the floor, or are in physical therapy.
Additionally, the Cadillac offers more variability of exercises than the Pilates Reformer or Pilates on a mat.

Benefits of Using the Pilates Cadillac:
The Pilates Cadillac offers a variety of body movements and positions.
The straps can be attached to legs or arms with springs that create more or less resistance.
For gravity-based exercises, you can hang onto the fuzzy loops that will work both upper and lower body muscles.
Your core will be used throughout most exercises, which benefits spinal support, balance, strength and overall agility. The metal framework and trapeze can also work as additional gravity-based exercises for lateral poses and hanging upside down.

What Results can I Expect Using Pilates Cadillac?
Although the Cadillac has an intimidating appearance, this apparatus is a tool for people of all ages and athletic ability.
Similar to the Pilates Reformer, people usually see an improvement in overall posture pretty quickly.
Head tall, shoulders back and a feeling of a stronger and more stabilized core is usually the first thing users notice. Much like the Pilates Reformer, you can expect to see muscle toning in your legs, arms, back, and core.

How do I get Started?
Our instructors will be able to guide you through the loops, straps, and poses that will get you the best results possible.
Just like the reformer, the Pilates tower uses springs for resistance and the springs and their height can be adjusted to add support or challenge.
The tower has a spring bar and a push through bar which can be sprung from the top or the bottom as well as springs with hand/foot loops attached.
Tower workout allows your body to move in a completely different way – and they feel very different. As the angle of pull on the springs is quite different to the reformer the same exercises – example, feet in straps can feel very different and emphasise different muscles.
The feedback from our clients is that they are getting an amazing stretch.
The tower also lends itself well to working on spinal mobility and can assist mastering moves like the roll-up and teaser by assisting you through the movement.
Tower classes combine elements of matwork combined with the tower springs to add challenge, facilitate and assist movement.
A Pilates tower workout will cover all the major muscles groups, work on muscular endurance, spinal mobility and flexibility.

Ladder Barrel

Joe made the Pilates barrelout of something much more surprising: an empty beer keg!
The ladder barrel in Pilates studios today is a far cry from the humble beer keg.
In fact, it is now quite a large and imposing piece of equipment made from wood and leather.
The ladder barrel has retained its curved, barrel-like form though, and this makes it stand out against the rest of the boxy and rigid-looking studio equipment.
Given the shape of the ladder barrel, it won’t surprise you to learn that it supports very different types of movement to the trapeze table, reformer and chair.
The Ladder Barrel challenges core stability and strength of Pilates enthusiasts of every level. The surface is ideal for stretching and strengthening exercises and the wooden rungs provide versatility for different users. It also features an adjustable base to accommodate different torso and leg lengths.
Aside from extension and flexion exercises, the barrel can also be used for ab exercises and oblique movements.
The barrel forces the spine to move through a greater range of motion than on the mat or on the other equipment and this makes these exercises some of the most challenging in the Pilates repertoire.

Pilates Arc

Spine Corrector

The spine corrector has similar properties to thebarrel, with a large curved surface being its main feature. This means you can perform most of the ladder barrel exercises on it.
There are obvious differences between these two pieces of kit, though.
Aside from missing the ladder aspect of the ladder barrel, the spine corrector also has a less dramatic curve than the barrel.
This reduces the possible range for the body to move in and can be viewed as a limitation of the spine corrector.
At the same time, the gentle curve of the spine corrector can be a good thing when it is used on a beginner or someone with an injury.
Like the ladder barrel, the spine corrector is primarily used to assist spinal movements and for abdominal exercises.
Because of the spine corrector’s compact design, it can easily be placed on top of the trapeze table and reformer. This means it can be used with other pieces of equipment to increase the range of movement (and therefore the challenge) of certain exercises.

The benefits of the barrel and spine corrector:
Unless you’re an acrobat or paint a lot of ceilings, you probably don’t spend much time rotating or extending your spine.
This might not seem like a big deal, but it is actually really problematic when it comes to our spine.
Modern life forces us to spend hours slumped forward over a computer, which results in hunched postures, sore backs and a whole host of other health problems.
To counter this – and keep our spine healthy – we need to be moving the body in all directions.
Of course, side bending, spine extension, spine flexion and rotation are possible without the ladder barrel and spine corrector – if you’ve tried mat Pilates you’ll know this is the case.
But these curved surfaces support the spine and encourage it to move more evenly when creating these shapes.
This make these exercises safer and more attainable, which is especially helpful when it comes to teaching Pilates to pregnant women, people with injuries or beginners.
This is why at PilatesFIT Studio we think the ladder barrel and spine corrector are essential for practising Pilates, and why we love including exercises on these pieces of equipment in our sessions.

Pilates Chair

The first chair was designed by Joseph to convert quickly and easily into an armchair. Hence its name.
Up until recently, the chair was considered a niche piece of exercise equipment. It was only known to Pilates devotees.
Slowly but surely it is making its way into mainstream fitness.

Main features of the Pilates chair:
The chair is essentially a box (usually made of wood) with a padded seat on top and a pedal attached to one side of the box by springs.
These springs allow for the tension of the pedal to be adjusted and are used to make exercises easier or more difficult.
Depending on the model of chair, the pedal is either in one piece or split down the middle. A split pedal makes the equipment more versatile and supports rotation-type movements.
Two detachable handles slot in either side of the box. These can be used to make the chair either a more supportive or a more challenging piece of equipment for the user.

How does it work?
The chair is great for standing or seated work.
It can also work for exercises that are performed on both your front and back, like the spine extension movement called swan.
The Pilates chair allows for more creativity than some of the other machines. It can be used from positions both in front of the pedal or from seated positions with the pedal behind you.

What are the benefits of the Pilates chair?
The chair is great for injury rehab The Pilates chair is a particularly useful piece of apparatus.
It provides the perfect environment for people to practise movements in standing.
This makes the chair a very functional piece of equipment.
Because of this, Pilates instructors can use the chair to progress a client from basic exercises to more integrated standing movements. This means that once someone has mastered an exercise like reformer footwork (which is basically a squat performed lying down) they can then attempt a more advanced standing version of footwork using the chair’s pedals.
And yet, even though exercises on the chair are generally more challenging than the ones performed lying on a reformer, certain design features mean that this doesn’t always have to be the case.
The chair’s handle design, for example, allows the chair to be made more supportive for beginners or people with injuries.
The chair can enhance sports performance
Although the chair is beneficial for people with injuries, rehab is not its only function.
It is very effective for building arm and leg strength.
For this reason, the chair can be used to improve sports performance in footballers, skiers and runners.
It is also great for supporting sports that require upper body strength and mobility, such as tennis and golf.
Experienced Pilates practitioners can also use the chair for more acrobatic movements.
Push ups using the handles is an example of an advanced exercise that can be performed on this piece of equipment.

MOTR – Movement on the roller

MOTR’s innovative design allows you to work out in eight different body positions, and quickly level up – or down – resistance while targeting specific muscle groups.
Exercise tracks include balance, core, agility, upper body, lower body, standing, plank and more.

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