Mat Pilates is done on the floor using an exercise mat, which employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. This is a great place to start your pilates experience before moving on to more advanced techniques.
Body weight and resistance is used in a bed like apparatus called a reformer. This is an extremely versatile method of Pilates, with exercises to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance.
Like the reformer, the Pilates Chair or Wunda Chair is another piece of equipment Joseph Pilates designed for resistance training. The Pilates chair is basically a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. The Wunda Chair is appropriate for all levels and an ideal piece of equipment for a pregnant client due to the many exercises that can be performed in a vertical/upright position.
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