The Reformer is the most popular piece of Pilates apparatus. It is spring loaded, with a carriage that moves forward and backward.
The springs can provide both assistance and resistance to offer support or challenge, depending on the goals of each client.
This is the first piece of apparatus Joe Pilates developed to meet the needs of injured soldiers after World War I.
It is a great place to start for post-rehabilitation clients
Many of the most advanced Pilates exercises can also be performed on this apparatus.
The ladder barrel provides a rounded surface that helps enhance spinal articulation in all planes of movement.
The ultimate apparatus to help improve posture!
The chair was originally designed as a home exercise machine for New York City apartments.
The split pedal allows reciprocal action of the limbs (as in walking and climbing).
The springs offer a variety of tension settings.
Much like the ladder barrel, the arc's curved surface creates a new challenge as you work with (or against) gravity.
It is portable and can be used in group classes.
A Pilates class often incorporates other props, such as the ring, balls, resistance bands, rollers and more.
These props offer support, feedback, increased challenge, and enhanced movement possibilities.