Pilates Equipment

Pilates Equipment ~ What’s Right for You?

Pilates exercises may be done on the floor using an exercise mat or using specialized Pilates Equipment. Pilates Matwork on the floor uses primarily your own body weight as resistance and requires good strength and flexibility to perform most exercises. Pilates Equipment-based exercises use a variety of springs, ropes, pedals and bars to assist the body in performing exercises. For clients with muscle imbalances, orthopedic limitations or rehabilitation needs, equipment-based instruction is recommended. An Introductory Private Session is a good way to work with your Instructor to find out what is best for you.

Brenda on the Arc Barrel

Brenda on the Arc Barrel

At LNK Pilates, we use small props in Matwork instruction. These props include the arc barrel, BOSU** Balance Trainer, Fitness Circle® resistance ring, Flex-Band® exerciser and Stability Balls™.

Props are for more than variety

Not only do props provide variety and interest to the workout but help to assist the client in performing the exercise correctly. Once the client has gained good balance, strength and flexibility, exercises can be done without the help of aids.

Our Studio is equipped with STOTT PILATES® Equipment. There are four V2 Max Plus™ Reformers*. This unit functions as a standard Reformer, modified Cadillac and Raised Mat platform in one unit. The Reformer consists of a moving spring-loaded carriage and pulley system. Clients frequently comment on the soothing quality of the Reformer movement to the Mind while the Body is working hard.

Brenda & Stephanie working out on the Reformer

Brenda & Stephanie working out on the Reformer

The Modified Cadillac

The modified Cadillac is a wonderful piece of equipment for working the Core and strengthening hips and shoulders. Have fun with arm and leg springs, and challenge your Core with the roll-down and push-thru bars. For clients with rehabilitation needs, the modified Cadillac is central to the exercise program. Our Studio is staffed with STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors trained to modify exercises for rehabilitation.

Stability Chair

Stability Chair

There are four Stability Chairs™ with raised handles and moving pedals that can be spilt utilizing spring-loaded resistance. Try out some of the interesting exercises on the Stability Chair™ to improve your balance! Four Spring Walls™ offer additional options for working arms and legs and Core through springs attached to a wall unit.

Spring Wall

Spring Wall

Improve Stability and Strength

Try the rotator cuff series to improve the stability and strength of your shoulder girdle! Full Studio classes allow the Instructor to pick the right exercises for your body using the appropriate piece of equipment. Clients love the variety and are amazed at how fast the time flies.

Ideally Pilates should be done twice a week for maximum benefit. We can help you pick the right mix of classes for your Body. Come workout with Brenda and Stephanie and see the difference Pilates can make for you.

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