STOTT Pilates Equipment
At FITNESS By Design we use the STOTT V2 Max Plus Reformer. Joseph Pilates constructed the original reformer from a bed frame, mattress springs and ropes while living in a World War I internment camp. He called it the "bednasium" and used it to help immobilized soldiers strengthen their bodies. The modern reformer has retained the look of a narrow bed with a sliding platform, or carriage, made more or less resistant by adding or removing springs. A system of cords and pulleys provides another means of resistance. You can perform very basic to highly advanced movements in virtually any position on the reformer, with selected resistance. Certain stretches, such as those for the hip flexor, cannot be duplicated on the mat or any other apparatus. In addition, Pilates' series of jumping exercises is exclusive to the reformer.
Far from being a newcomer on the block, the STOTT Pilates Chair has always been a part of any fully equipped Pilates studio. Lately, the chairs have been getting a new look, moving into the mainstream and losing their status as one of the "mysterious" Pilates machines. Like the Reformer, the Pilates Chair is another of Joseph Pilates' resistance exercise machines. The Pilates chair is basically a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. Sometimes the pedal portion is divided into two parts that can be worked independently. Traditionally, the Pilates chairs are made of wood, with a padded top and pedal. The original chair that Joseph Pilates designed actually did double-duty as furniture, converting into sitting chairs.
WHEN: By Appointment
WHERE: Studio Pilates
FEE: Private Sessions - $65/hour for standing weekly session, $75/hour for single session
Duet Sessions - $45/person/hour for standing weekly duet, $50/person/hour for single session duet
Contact Julie Hall to schedule an appt.