The more popular companies for purchasing Pilates exercising equipments are Balanced Body (based in Sacramento, California), Stott Pilates (based in Canada) and Winsor Pilates (established by Los Angeles-based Pilates instructor, Mari Winsor).
Equipments for executing Pilates include:
The Ladder Barrel
This device is employed for core strength and flexibility exercises.
The ladder barrel is replete with the aforementioned barrel surface and a short ladder rung.
This surface is used for the relevant exercises; stretching, strengthening and flexibility exercises.
The barrel has an adjustable base for accommodating people of varying torso sizes and leg lengths.
The device is available with a 5-year warranty on the virtual Balanced Body store.
The device is advertised with a bold claim on the Balanced Body website as one that works the whole body. Check out this website for further details at http://www.menshealth.co.uk/fitness/.
The machine is designed to enhance the posture of the participant and also to develop the body’s locomotor movement.
CoreAlign was designed by Jonathan Hoffman a physical therapist who said that CoreAlign exercises would enhance the rehabilitation of the entire musculoskeletal system by triggering the relevant core stability muscles to work in synchronization during the performance of tasking exercise routines.
This device was developed by Pilates instructor and fitness enthusiast, Darya Bronston.
It features a foam roller and three weight level resistances and it can be used for the following fitness routines: cardio, functional training, agility and strength training.
The device’s design affords the user the ability to exercise in eight different positions and its resistance level automatically changes when geared towards different parts of the body.
Unlike other fitness routines, Pilates does not have age restrictions. It can be executed by people of different levels.
However, before embarking on the routine, it is advisable to consult a health professional.
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