Pilates machines use a combination of springs and pulleys to build strength and flexibility. In Joseph Pilates' own words, " [The Pilates Method] develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong posture, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit." (Return to Life, 1945)
Common Pilates equipment include the Cadillac, Reformer, Chair, and the Barrel. These pieces use springs, bars, and paddles to support the body around your spine, promoting strength, breath, and focus.
Blue Sage Pilates also utilizes smaller pieces of equipment like bolsters, pillows, and mats to make exercises more comfortable. At the same time, Pilates rings and balls can be used to add a challenge, encouraging uniform movement and deep muscular focus.
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The Cadillac is a piece of equipment that closely resembles a bed or massage table with springs, bars, and a trapeze for support.
The Reformer is the most widely used piece of equipment with a sliding carriage, springs, and bars for a wide array of exercises.
The Chair is a compact piece of equipment with a large push paddle utilized to create flexion in the spine.
The Barrel is a stationary piece of equipment used to deepen muscle flexion and reduce tension around the spine.