Types of Pilates Exercise Equipment

Pilates Cadillac

It resembles more like a rack and is known as the Trapeze Table. Amongst all the equipment it is the most effective and flexible piece of exercise equipment that is assembled together. Originally, it was developed for patients who were bedridden; it was mostly used in rehabilitation centers and hospitals where people who were in the bed could use it to regain strength.

The Cadillac is an elevated horizontal tabletop surrounded by a four-poster frame on which various bars, straps, springs and levers are fixed.

Pilates Cadillac is made of various flexible parts and a trained instructor is necessary here to guide you through secure, appropriate, correct procedure and effective technique.

More than eighty different exercises can be performed on this piece of Pilates equipment. It could be gentle spring-assisted sit-ups to advanced acrobatics. There is some or the other exercise to suit all ages and abilities. The Cadillac gamut of exercises exceptionally work on the core abdominal muscles, develops spinal flexibility, strengthens the back, shoulders and stretches the total body.

Wunda chair

It is the most interesting equipment among the different Pilates exercise equipment. Misleadingly it looks like a stylish little stool, the Pilates Chair most frequently knew, as the Wunda Chair or Stability Chair is one of the most adaptable exercise machines. A chair here does not mean that the entire workout will be done in sitting posture.

More than 75 exercises can be performed in the chair and it makes for a great workout regime. Although numerous of these Pilates exercises are performed seated on top and pressing down on the pedal with feet, others exercise are performed by lying on the floor, standing straight up, lunging forward or pushing forward with arms.

Few features to consider while buying these chairs are:

  • It should allow you range of exercises with various spring adjustments
  • Seats should be comfortable
  • Seats should not be slippery
  • Adjustable to various positions
  • Base should be strong enough to hold

Benefits of Pilates Exercise Program

As mentioned earlier it is very important to be involved in physical activity to keep oneself fit and fine, keeping fit is a new rage and using various modes of exercising has become trendy. The main benefits of Pilates Exercise Routine are:

  • It is simple to practice
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Helps in distressing
  • Improves Breathing
  • Does not need too much activity simple body postures are good enough to maintain
  • Works on abdomen and spine
  • Helps in recovering after surgery or severe illness
  • Helps professional people who are golfers and riders where back problems and spinal injuries are most common, Pilates exercise as mentioned earlier is an advance therapy and exercise for back and abdomens and a total body workout. These professional can use these therapy to treat their injury or pain as well as make them stronger

Limitations of Pilates Exercise

Not everything is perfect for free Pilates exercises, the most common limitation of it is that it has to be learned and practiced under a professional trainer; a person will not get any benefit until and unless he does not know the right mannerism to perform the exercise. Pilates exercise equipment is not for a proper physical workout and not too effectual for cardiovascular activity. Pilates are not successful where the person’s target is bodybuilding.