Studio Equipment Classes
Joseph Pilates invented and designed a number of pieces of equipment which he referred to as 'apparatus'. Many of his pieces were designed on everyday household objects, The Reformer is one of the most famous and popular pieces of equipment which was based on an old bed frame and springs. The pulleys and springs provide resistance which can be used to make the exercises easier or harder and can be tailored to the client's individual needs and abilities.
In addition to the reformer we are also pleased to offer the opportunity for our client's to experience The Ladder Barrel, The Chair, The Spine Corrector and The Tower from our intimate studio in Sidcup. The Ladder Barrel is the only piece of equipment that has no springs or moving parts and is inspired on an empty beer keg. As the name suggests, it's constructed of a small ladder and a barrel which is padded to provide comfort and support for the spine creating a beautiful equality of movement.
The Pilates Chair is one of the smallest pieces of equipment, consisting of a seat and pedal, which springs are attached to, it is thought Joseph designed this as a compact piece of equipment that could fit into a friend's New York apartment. The Spine Corrector is a smaller and more compact version of the ladder barrel, the curve is less pronounced than the ladder barrel which makes it an ideal piece of equipment for a beginner to Pilates. The Tower is one of my favourite pieces of equipment, using springs and a push through bar attached to a metal tower, it provides a great sense of stability and support whilst moving.
It's very hard to put into words how incredible and unique the experience of using each piece of pilates equipment is until you have tried it for yourself! With our expert tuition and guidance we look forward to sharing it with you.
NEW - September 5th 2022 - Small group equipment class (4 people) starting Monday's 10.15am -11.15am - at checkout select Pilates services - 4 week studio circuit pass only £12 per session.