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The reformer was invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates. It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks on it that keep practitioners from sliding off the end of the reformer as they push or pull the carriage.
Professional Studio Reformer is equipped with an innovative, single-rope pulley system with loops for all four limbs. Konnector enables independent, simultaneous movement of both arms and legs. You experience constant feedback through the single rope, facilitating full-body integration and stronger core activation in dynamic new ways. This apparatus is used mostly in personal sessions but is easily transformed into an usual Reformer for group environments.
CoreAlign is incredibly effective in improving posture, gait, balance and functional movement. It is also used in athlete training to increase strength, power and endurance. The innovative base includes two tracks and two independently moving carts. Each cart has an integrated six resistance tube assembly with an easy resistance adjustment system to meet individual user needs.
The Pilates chair is a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. The pedal portion is divided into two parts that can be worked independently. Though the basic design is simple, there are a dozens of exercises that can be performed on the Pilates chair. It is excellent for strengthening the core muscles, of course, and also the arms and legs. Exercises are done lying, sitting, and standing on the chair, as well as from positions to the sides of the chair. One can expect a lot of stability and flexibility work on the chair.
BOSU ball is a fitness training device, consisting of an inflated rubber hemisphere attached to a rigid platform. The device is often used for balance training. When the dome side faces up, the BOSU ball provides an unstable surface while the device remains stable. This combination of stable/unstable allows a wide range of users, from the young, elderly, or injured to the elite level athlete. With the dome side up, the device can be used for athletic drills and aerobic activities. The device can be flipped over so that the platform faces up.