Studio IV Equipment

Clinical Reformer

The Clinical Reformer is the most versatile piece of exercise equipment designed by Josef Pilates, using a simple wooden frame, a movable carriage, springs, foot bar, and adjustable ropes or straps. Many parts of the Clinical Reformer are adjustable for different exercises and different size of people and has a unique set of features. It addresses nearly every part of the body. From leg presses, to abdominals, to arm work, to standing work, and can be used with people of all kinds, from the novice to the super fit.

Springs of varying strengths provide resistance and support while you push on the foot bar, pull on the straps, lie on the box or stand on the carriage. Repertoire of more than 70 exercises can be varied to suit different needs and fitness level. Exercises vary from simple isolated movements of the arms and legs to complex exercises involving the whole body.

Our Clinical Reformer sessions provide a refreshing and energizing workout while improving strength, muscle tone, flexibility, and coordination, and can be adopted by people of any age, size, fitness level and be customized to their abilities with deeply satisfying results.

Jumping Board (Reformer)

Our aerobic sessions on the Reformer is a pretty unique blend of the Barre and a variety of challenging exercises done supine, lying on the side, seated or kneeling, offering cardiovascular benefits without impact on the joints since the gravitational forces are not present.

We often use Jumping Boards as a part of the Reformer workout as a warm-up, cardio bursts, or as a full Cardio Session. Is a deeply satisfying, fun and challenging work out.

Half Trapeze / Trapeze Table / Cadillac

The Trapeze Table, also known as the Cadillac, is based on the first piece of equipment designed by Josef Pilates. During World War I J. Pilates was working in an army hospital in Britain, and he attached springs to metal bed frames to create an exercise contraption for his patients. As the concept developed, he added a full frame around the table and several more spring attachments to provide different angles of resistance for a bigger range of the exercises.
The Trapeze Table and Towers are a versatile piece of equipment that can be used by clients of any level. They are particularly useful for teaching new or injured clients and for adding athletic, full-body exercises for advanced students.
In our studio we work with Half Trapeze and Trapeze on their own for a complete workout, or in conjunction with Reformer and Wunda Chair, improving strength, range of motion, stability, coordination, and proprioception.

Pilates Chair

The Pilates Chair, also called the “Wunda”’ Chair is the most challenging piece of Pilates equipment for building strength. Exercises on the Chair are great for skiers, runners, tennis players and golfers and for anyone looking to increase power in the upper body for throwing, lifting, and racquet sports.
Originally the Chair was designed for clients who were living in small New York City apartments and could be transformed into regular chair for the living room when they were done with their workout.
You can sit, lie, or stand on the Chair or the floor and push the pedal with hands or feet. There are over 25 different exercise categories focusing on the core strength, leg strength, shoulder girdle stability, mobility and strength and functional movements, such as standing, climbing, pushing, and lifting.
In our studio we work on the Combo Chairs, that are the same height as the Trapeze Table so it can be used in conjunction with it.

Pilates Barrel

In our studio we have a variety of Barrels (Ladder Barrels, Contour / Avalon Barrels, Pilates Arcs) to accommodate the varying proportions of the clients. The barrels are used to increase the strength of the core and flexibility of the spine in flexion, extension, and lateral flexion, as well as adding variety and challenging new exercises to Mat classes and Pilates apparatus. Barrels often used for the clients with scoliosis and other spinal issues. Our Pilates Arcs is a lightweight, portable, and perfect tool for work on the Mats, Reformers or Trapeze Tables.

Bodhi Suspension System

It is the world’s first four-point suspension system! No other single suspension system can do this.
The Bodhi suspension system is suspension training with a Pilates twist. Suspension training is a form of resistance training which uses a series of ropes along with your body weight.
Developed by Pilates instructor, it includes two independent ropes which, when installed, create four suspension points. This gives endless opportunities to suspend the body from each point. It awakens and stimulates body’s neurological “up-right” reflex by activating deep core and local musculature that stabilize the joints and keeps us from falling over. It challenges the body by challenging its center of gravity. It is also decreasing unwanted stress on the joints while continually challenging the muscles and increasing their range of motion, thus helping with flexibility.
So, regardless of your fitness level, the Bodhi can accommodate your individual needs. An exercise can be of a beginner to an intermediate level or can be more advanced and athletic.
The Bodhi is a very intuitive system and provides a unique movement experience
Exercise categories include strength, stability, balance, proprioception, and flexibility.
This full body integration helps us create new neurological pathways in the brain and re-educates the nervous system.
Exercises on the Bodhi can be gentle and rehabilitative, as well as athletic and incredibly acrobatic.


Body Barre takes the best of the original method and updates it with Pilates Movement Principles to create a high energy, safe and fun workout appropriate for all fitness levels and ages.
It is the ideal compliment to a Pilates practice, adding energy, and functional fitness.
Small props such as small balls, resistance bands and dumbbells are used during the workout.
Body Barre emphasizes safety and body awareness while keeping the intensity and high energy.


This fun class includes standing, seated, all fours, plank, prone and supine exercises creating a full body workout. Roll through a fun, full-body workout that strengthens, stretches, and challenges on multiple planes! Orbit™ exercises include both circular and linear movements and range from mild to complex. It is an amazing core workout because your abdominal muscles are always engaged. You will also increase upper body and lower body strength and improve flexibility and balance. An all-around great mind-body workout. Rotate, flex, extend and stretch your way to a longer, leaner, healthier you.