Think the Pilates equipment looks like modern forms of medieval torture? You’re not alone. If you have not used the Pilates equipment before it can look intimidating. Let me tell you a little more about the equipment we have in the studio to give you an idea of what to expect.
Reformer the transformer is possibility the most loved piece of Pilates equipment on the market and was created to rehabilitate soldiers who were bedbound as a result of injury in WW1. The Reformer uses body weight and springs to create resistance to lengthen, strengthen and tone the body. We use heavier springs to work the global muscles and lighter springs to challenge the core and stabilising muscles.
Wonder at the amazing Wunda chair this piece of Pilates equipment was originally a much simpler design to what we see in the studio today and was created as a home work out solution. The Wunda Chair also known as the Pilates chair has a seat, split peddles and springs to add resistance. This piece of equipment is just as versatile as the Reformer and is great for stability, strength and flexibility work. We can perform exercises seated, lying, standing on or by the side of the Wunda chair.
The Spine Corrector does exactly as the name suggests, correcting the spine, opening the chest and improving posture. The spine Corrector is also great for getting those abs firing, toning your glutes and strengthening your back.
We also use a number of small props during classes including weights, TheraBand’s, magic circles & small balls to add variety and to challenge or assist the Pilates repertoire.
At Connect we strive to create a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment. Whether it’s your first Pilates class or you’re a Pilates addict you can trust you are in good hands.