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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