On the Apparatus

Routines on the Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs and more.

  • On Neutral Ground

    Fear of falling in Pilates, be it off the Reformer or Chair, is an issue that many clients face. Here’s how to maintain the integrity of the method’s more challenging...
  • Unlocking the Magic of the Matwork

    To help her injured clients persevere in the studio, Jessica Valant, a physical therapist and Pilates teacher, realized she needed a key to get through the proverbial matwork door. She...
  • Building Up to the High Bridge

    Dream of doing the Wheel once again? While this nostalgic pose might not be for every body, the playful, powerful journey toward achieving it certainly is.
  • Tip for Side-Bends Over the Barrel

    Ahead of the Curve: Works on the side-body opening needed for the Side-Kicks Series by encouraging a long waist while beating the heels.
  • Open Up

    Although the mat and Reformer are a quintessential part of the Pilates repertoire, the auxiliary apparatus are just as essential. When it comes to opening the body, the Ladder Barrel...
  • The Flexion Connection Workout

    Beginner students often complain about neck pain during Pilates, but there’s a smarter way to explore flexion while avoiding discomfort altogether.