Pilates is best done on special machines

Pilates is best done on special machines

Mr. Joseph Pilates used his inventive spirit to pioneer new equipment and kit to enhance his program. This included rigging springs to hospital beds (don’t try this at home folks) for rehabilitating army servicemen. This formed the prototype for what we now know and love as the reformer. But at its core (pun intended), Pilates was originally created as a mat program without any equipment at all so it could be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. Today, there are two distinct type of Pilates workouts. On the mat (often using small props like balls and rings). Or in the Pilates studio, using large equipment with cool
names like reformer, Cadillac and stability chair. The machines have an undeniable appeal to many Pilates devotees because of the variety and challenge they offer. But to first-timers and newbies, the larger equipment can seem a little daunting with various setting, springs and straps to master. Fifty shades of Pilates if you like. But Mr. Pilates himself believed that his program was best performed stripped back to its purest form, with nothing other than a mat and your body to master your most physical control. Pilates unplugged. Try for yourself and reap the benefits.