Pilates can be a bit intimidating. Between all the new the terminology and the complicated-looking equipment, it really can be a lot to absorb! To help you make sense of it all, we thought we’d talk about some of the different types of equipment you might find in a well-equipped Pilates studio.
Ladder Barrel – This piece of equipment helps beginners and enthusiasts alike develop their core while increasing flexibility and mobility. There are different barrels you might work with as well, such as the arc and stability barrel.
Metal Roll Up Bar – This is a piece of small equipment that helps you focus on scapular stabilization. You can get metal roll up bars in various weights so you can tailor your routine to your level of fitness and goals.
Pilates Edge – This is a wedge-like surface that lets you position yourself at different heights and angles. This helps you increase the intensity of your workout and can be used alone or with other pieces of equipment, like resistance bands.
Rotational Disks – This is a type of small equipment that can help boost your strength through rotation while adding variety to a range of movements.
Spine Corrector – This tool helps to restore the spine’s natural curvature by aligning and mobilizing the spine. This is an essential Pilates tool and can be very helpful for those with back issues.
Stability Chair – This is a multi-functional machine that helps with upper and lower body conditioning while enhancing stability and boosting body control. There are a few variations of stability chairs available.
Stott Pilates V2 Max Plus™ – This is considered the gold standard in Pilates equipment. It is solid, versatile and allows for nearly limitless exercise possibilities for users. There are many different accessories that can be used with this machine.
There are many additional pieces of equipment you may come across on your Pilates journey, but these are some of the most common. And if you happen to come to our studio for a lesson, we go over all of these pieces of equipment in person. This boosts your comfort and ensures that you get the most from your Pilates experience.