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A Pilates Machine - What is It?

By August 10, 2007

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pilates reformerWhen I talk to people about Pilates, one of the first things they say is that they have heard about some kind of Pilates machine. Usually, when people say "Pilates machine", what they are really talking about is the Pilates reformer.

The reformer is an odd looking contraption that is actually a wonderful piece of resistance exercise equipment. It was originally designed by Joseph Pilates when he was helping to rehabilitate prisoners in an internment camp during WWI. Take a tour of this remarkable "machine" in Anatomy of a Reformer.

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