Equipment at The Studio

 

The Reformer

The Reformer

One of many pieces of equipment created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. The design of the universal Reformer has not changed over the years, only the quality of the materials used make it a superior piece of apparatus. It is a complex machine using ropes, springs and straps, connected to a gliding carriage to create assistance and resistance. It offers enormous potential for quality movements. Exercises preformed range from fundamental to advanced, making it accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

The Cadillac

The Cadillac

Joseph first came up with this wonderful idea whilst he worked in a hospital camp during WW1. He attached his fellow inmates to springs and ropes, connected to their beds, so they could move and exercise and gain strength to help them recover from their wartime injuries. The Cadillac offers an even greater range of movement. The exercises preformed range from fundamental to extremely advanced, even acrobatic in their style, giving the user a fantastic workout, improving strength, mobility and balance.

The Combo Chair

The Combo Chair

A small but brilliant piece of equipment. Joseph designed this to be used at home, making it one of the first pieces of home gym equipment, which could also double-up as a piece of furniture! Due to its small area of support, the chair requires immense concentration and stability from the user. Expect to work every part of your body!

   

The CoreAlign

The CoreAlign

The CoreAlign improves posture, balance and functional movement in a fast-paced, challenging workout unlike anything else.  Clients at all fitness levels will feel the diference after one session.  The CoreAlign method stimulates core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing, while performing challenging exercises.  Deep stretches and core controlled aerobic training are also part of its appeal.  The method is used for musculoskeletal rehabilitation and performance enhancement.  Clients wishing to use the CoreAlign should have some basic knowledge of Pilates.

 

 

The Ladder Barrel

The Ladder Barrel

The Ladder Barrel is for core strength and flexibility exercises.  The combination of the ladder rungs with a barrel surface enables deep stretching, strengthening and flexibility.  Balance is challenged as you rarely hold the ladder with your hands, instead finding a purchase with your feet providing excellent feedback from head to toe.

 

 

 

 

 

The Foot Corrector

The Foot Corrector

A piece of traditiona Pilates equipment originally invented by Joseph Pilates, but with some updated improvements.  Designed in collaboration with leading Pilates educators, The Foot Corrector strengthens and lifts the arch of the foot and improves balance, foot function and gait.  Most of us need to improve the alignment of our feet to enable a better functioning body as a whole.

 

 

 

  

 

Who Is Pilates For?

  • Anyone who would like to improve their posture
  • For those rehabilitating from injuries
  • Pre/Post natal mothers
  • For those of us that find life too fast, and would like to relax more
  • Back sufferers
  • Joint problems or alignment problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Athletes, dancers, swimmers, etc. who would like to prevent injury
  • No age or gender limit
  • Anyone who would like to take up or would like to continue exercising

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves posture
  • Increases mobility and flexibility
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Helps to re-align the body
  • Eases back and other joint pains
  • Reduces the risk of injury through sports and helps recovery from injury
  • Improves pelvic floor
  • Brings awareness to mind and body
  • Helps to reduce stress and tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Can reduce headaches where posture related
  • Improves co-ordination
  • Weight bearing
  • Relaxation