What is a reformer?
The reformer is a piece of resistance equipment (which looks like a bed, or a medieval torture instrument depending on your perspective) consisting of a moving platform or carriage with springs, ropes and pulleys. Reformer Pilates is generally more intense and more dynamic than mat based Pilates due to the resistance of the springs (which can be quite strong!) and the increased repertoire of exercises that are available compared to mat work. The reformer works not only the core muscles but the entire body including the arms and legs.
What is the Cadillac aka “The Cadi”?
The Cadillac is a specialized piece of Pilates equipment that enables users to tone almost every muscle group in their bodies. It involves working various muscle groups with challenging poses and light resistance. It consists of a trapeze table that allows you to work against gravity, a flat table for lying poses and spring loaded attachments for strengthening. There are also “fuzzy loops” that a user can hang onto for more gravity based exercise.