The Reformer

The Reformer

Though it looks like a medieval torture device with comfy upholstery, the universal reformer can literally re-form your body! You can do hundreds of exercises on it. The reformer consists of a large wooden frame with tracks on either side on which a carriage sits that you can lie or sit on. The carriage moves back and forth on the tracks. Attached to the frame is a foot bar that you press against to so leg strengthening exercises, making it an excellent device for knee, ankle, and hip rehabilitation. Straps are attached to the carriage that you can place on your feet or hands to create resistance training for your lower and upper body.



The Cadillac

The Cadillac

The story goes that Joe Pilates mounted springs above hospital beds when he was a nurse in the army during World War II, and that the resulting apparatus was the mother of today’s Cadillac. It has a wide bedlike base with various springs and bars attached to it. The metal frame can be used to do pull-ups or just hold onto to the poles for security while doing work with the springs.

 

 

The Wunda Chair

The Wunda Chair

The Wunda Chair is like an upholstered stool with a moveable bar on the side of it. It’s a great tool for developing the muscles of your back and shoulders, and strengthening your legs. Because it is oriented vertically, meaning that you stand or sit, as opposed to horizontally like the Reformer and Cadillac, it allows for a different kind of conditioning.