Pilates Equipment Guide
History of Pilates
Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the early 1900's. It was brought over to New York City in the 1920's. It focuses on improving core strength and flexibility, starting with setting up the body in proper alignment. It can be done on the floor (called mat pilates) or on specialized equipment listed below.
Pilates equipment can help you change your body! When you visit corecraft, we design a workout to accomodate your goals, so whether your focus is more flexibility, more strength, or rehabilitation from an injury, we will work with you to formulate the perfect exercises for your goals. Click here to see a video of how one exercise can be adapted to different body types
About Pilates Reformer
The Pilates Reformer is the most common piece of equipment. (At corecraft we use Pilates equipment by Balanced Body.) It resembles a small bed with a pulley system. By changing the number of springs attached, the exercise becomes more or less challenging. Movements done in mat pilates can be mimicked on the reformer. Doing pilates with equipment usually produces results (such as muscle toning) more quickly than doing mat pilates.
About Pilates Chair
The pilates chair is another piece of resistance equipment included in the pilates method repertoire. It consists of a large cushioned box, and springs (attached to pedals) which can be changed to produce the desired level of intensity for each exercise.
Pilates Reformer with Tower
A Reformer equipped with a Tower, such as the one seen here, allows the Reformer to be used as a Trap Table (also called a Cadillac). There is another exercise repertoire associated with this piece of pilates equipment.
Two People train together at our Kearny Mesa
core training studio: one pays half price!
Enjoy unlimited group Pilates Reformer, TRX. BOSU, foam roller classes
for 4 weeks for $159.
Or 10 group classes valid for 4 months for $250
Or 10 private classes valid for 4 months for $550
Train with a friend: one of you pays half price!
Interested in Pilates Mat classes? Let us know!
Make a reservation since we have a limited number of spots available per class
Call or text 858 735 8705 to save your spot!
Claire Maund, owner of Corecraft, has been in the fitness business for 25 years. She loves sharing ideas she has discovered through those years.