Pilates props come in a host of sizes and shapes. Pilates props include mats, bands, rollers, rings, wobble boards and rotation discs, blocks and balls to name just a few of the most common. These diverse pilates props, as well as other small apparatus and equipment are not only essential but significant elements of contemporary pilates practice. Pilates props are essential to pilates practice because they have the power to bring the essence of pilates exercise to everyone, making pilates more accessible and success more attainable to all participants. Pilates props are significant because without them you would have just the beginnings of the pilates method which would consist of a little more than a sequence of calisthenic exercises done on a mat.
As a pilates practitioner and somatic facilitator I understand the function and value of the many pilates props, diverse apparatus and equipment that is used everyday to assist and challenge individual clients in private sessions as well as participants in larger group classes. However, despite the current popularity of pilates props and the respect pilates practice has gained over recent decades many people are still quite new and even unfamiliar with the potential of this amazing exercise form. Many of my students are just beginning to learn how to use pilates props to their advantage and the basic pilates principles they are facilitating. Many are at times overwhelmed by all there is to think about while performing the various moves and how much one must attend to and remember to do. Fortunately, various pilates props and equipment make their learning journey a little bit easier, but knowing which pilates props to use and how to use them is not always so clear. My intention is to help rectify that situation with a compilation of information about the various pilates props that can be used to inform and educate, facilitate and invigorate enthusiastic pilates participants. I hope you will take advantage of this information to learn about the myriad exercise options available using pilates props, smaller apparatus and larger equipment pieces.
As a pilates professional and fitness facilitator I understand the need for keeping up with the latest research and techniques in pilates methodology and movement practice using the best equipment options possible and all the pilates props currently available. I believe in pilates as both a therapeutic modality that can nurture injured bodies back to health as well as an extraordinary method for obtaining impressive fitness results both of which can be enhanced with the simple but effective use of diverse pilates props such as discs, bands, rollers, circles and balls as well as more elaborate reformers, trap tables (cadillacs), chairs, arcs and barrels. I am passionate about both the healing power and longevity that can be achieved through pilates workouts that are bolstered with diverse pilates props, body contouring apparatus and redesigning equipment. At my pilates studio I practice daily and instruct dedicated individuals of diverse livelihoods using the balanced body equipment line as well as many pilates props from various manufacturers.
All the items I recommend on this site are products I use and know the value of. Please explore the repertoire of everything I review from small pilates props and larger pieces of pilates equipment to books, music and dvds that can assists you in your creative exploration and personal adventures learning, teaching and practicing pilates.
To your enthralling journey and enhanced pursuit using pilates props,
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