Apparatus & Glossary

  • APPARATUS & GLOSSARY

    By on December 28, 2011

    Contrology – “Contrology is complete coordination of mind, body and spirit.” (Return to Life, by J.Pilates) Joe Pilates called...

  • Magic Circle

    By on December 28, 2011

    The Magic Circle is an example of Joe’s simple genius. Used to strengthen the Powerhouse, arms, legs and glutes,...

  • Foot Corrector

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    The Foot Corrector does just what it’s name says, corrects your feet. It has two small heavy springs attached...

  • Toe Corrector

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    The Toe Corrector is designed to restore the toes to working function and particularly to help prevent or relieve...

  • Breath-a-cizer

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    The Breath-a-cizer is a pinwheel type device that you blow on to practice proper breathing. If asked how you...

  • Pedi Pole

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    The Pedi Pole is a tall pole with a T on top from which springs hang down. The pole...

  • Wall Unit (also called Tower)

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    The Wall Unit or Tower consists of half of a Cadillac and a High Mat. It can be used...

  • High Mat

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    The High Mat is a padded wooden box that is about 3-4″ high. One end has handles that stick...

  • Guillotine

    By on December 28, 2011

    This underused apparatus has a scary name but is fun to use. Two bars attached to the ceiling house...

  • Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Small Barrel

    By on December 28, 2011

      The Pilates Barrels do wonderful things for the spine. The curves of the barrels are meant to correct...

  • Wunda Chair, High Chair (aka Electric Chair), Arm or Baby Chair

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    The Wunda Chair was originally designed by Joe for his clients who wanted an apparatus they could use at...

  • Cadillac

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    The Cadillac is sometimes referred to as the Trap Table or Trapeze Table. It gets it’s name for being...

  • Reformer

    By on December 28, 2011

    The Universal Reformer as it was originally called, is a bench-like system of springs and pulleys that provide support...