The Studio

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With more than 3,000 square feet of bright, open, airy space, willow’s studio is equipped with the full line of Gratz Pilates equipment. Gratz is the original manufacturer of Pilates equipment and continues to build to Joseph Pilates’ high-quality specifications. The studio also has separate rooms equipped with tower units for group classes.

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The Reformer

The Pilates Reformer helps one establish torso stability and postural alignment while working peripheral limbs in a range of motion. The adjustable springs allow for progressive resistance, which helps to lengthen and strengthen the muscles rather than building bulk. It makes for an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints. With its sophisticated system of springs, straps and pulleys, more than 100 exercises can be performed on this surprisingly versatile apparatus.

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The Cadillac

The Cadillac (also known as the Trapeze Table) is one of the most effective and versatile pieces of exercise equipment ever to be engineered. The Cadillac is essentially a raised horizontal table-top surrounded by a four-poster frame on which various bars, straps, springs and levers are fixed. Over 80 different exercises can be performed on this piece of Pilates equipment, ranging from gentle spring-assisted sit ups to advanced acrobatics that have one hanging from the upper bars - there's something for all ages and abilities. The Cadillac repertoire of exercises truly challenges the core abdominal muscles, develops spinal flexibility, works the shoulder girdle, strengthens the back and stretches the total body.

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Tower and Mat Unit

The "tower" is bolted both to the wall as well as to the floor and houses arm and leg springs, hardwood push-through and roll-down bars and other apparatus to provide many of the Cadillac functions in a compact space. Most of our mat classes include work on the tower with a raised platform mat and raised mat boxes. The tower workout uses spring tension to both aid the student as well as to challenge the student as powerhouse strength increases.

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The Wunda Chair

Deceptively resembling a stylish little stool, the Wunda Chair is one versatile exercise machine. Don't let the word "chair" fool you - it's not necessarily a sit-down workout. More than 75 exercises can be performed on the Wunda Chair — it makes it a great addition to your physical fitness routine.

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Pilates High Chair

Said to be the first piece of home exercise equipment, the classic pilates high chair or the "electric chair" may be used to work the entire upper and lower body, challenging balance and strength.

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The Arm Chair

An authentic Pilates piece, the arm chair has a back that moves with your body to maintain support while engaging and stretching most of your upper body muscles through the use of arm springs, arm springs that conform to the original specifications.

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Ladder Barrel

Like the name says, this piece of Pilates equipment consists of ladder-like rungs and a rounded barrel-like surface on which a multitude of stretching, strengthening and flexibility exercises can be performed. The Pilates Ladder Barrel helps isolate deep postural muscles and challenges the body on all planes of movement.

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Spine Corrector

This unit is effective for stretching the spine and shoulders in a safe, stabilized, supported way. It adds variety and challenge to a Pilates mat routine or circuit training session whether one is a novice or expert.

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Small Barrel

A great complement to a mat workout or circuit session the barrel arch helps support the back and shoulders and open up the neck, hips and thighs, depending on how you use it. It’s a great rehabilitative tool for those recovering from stress, tension or injury and makes a safe surface for deep stretching.

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Pedi-Pole

Designed by Joseph Pilates, the Pedi-pole represents the spine, and the springs the arm muscles. The pole is designed to be unstable, which requires you to use the powerhouse to keep the pole steady. People with neck and upper back problems use it to strengthen those areas, because it teaches students to isolate the neck from the shoulders. Pregnant women use it to improve posture, because it emphasizes lifting the head up and out of the shoulders. By bending the knees you can work on the tracking of your ankles and knees while also sculpting your inner and outer thighs. It can advance the practice of pretty much any student at any level.

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Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is a very effective, portable tool used to teach upper body strength, inner thigh work (adductors), outer thigh work (abductors), abdominal work, spinal mechanics (especially rotation and lateral movement), as well as gluteal work. The Magic Circle is a great tool to ease tension and help us return to normal.

Gyro equip
GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit

A fully adjustable piece of equipment that offers complete freedom of movement while performing the circular, spiraling and undulating movements unique to the Gyrotonic system of exercises. Gyrotonic incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and Tai Chi.

Pilates works on a linear and two dimensional plane, while Gryotonic is three dimensional, creating circling, spiraling, undulating movements, taking the body through its natural range of motion in all directions. Because of this, it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body with minimal effort. In addition to developing core strength, it focuses on increasing the range of motion of the spine and joints. It develops a strong, flexible body, and because it works the muscle groups in an integrated manner, it improves coordination and balance. Like Pilates, breathing is also an important aspect of Gyrotonic. A bonus is that the breathing pattern along with the circling movements stimulates all the systems of the body including the circulatory, digestive, nervous and lymphatic (immune) systems, creating a better functioning, healthier body.

Learn more about GYROTONIC here>

Pplate equip
Power Plate®

The Power Plate uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week.  

Training on Power Plate equipment offers a host of benefits, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.

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Willow Pilates studio equipment is available for rent to apparatus-certified instructors for use with their private clients. Please contact us for more information.