McLean Pilates and the Cadillac

No, it’s not the ’62 convertible. We are talking about the critical equipment that shaped pilates industry which named after a famous car because it has all the bells and whistles. Designed by Joseph Pilates himself, cadillac has many benefits to strengthen your body, improve your core stability, and help you be more flexible.

According to this article:

“The reformer offers all the benefits of Pilates including overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. These things, in turn, lead to daily life improvements like better posture, graceful and efficient movement, and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as back pain.

The Pilates powerhouse muscles—the muscles of the core—are paramount for building strength. Flat abs, strong backs, toned buttocks, and firm thighs are all results of this emphasis. Other equipment and Pilates mat exercises do that too, but the reformer creates a unique and varied exercise environment.

The reformer is large enough to accommodate full-range motion, which is wonderful for increasing flexibility while building strength. It seems to invite the length you want to create in the body, and it trains the body to sustain that length.

Pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage, and body weight is generally strength building. The exercises provide enough resistance and movement variety to help build strong bones. And there is a special feature—eccentric muscle contractions. This is when a muscle lengthens as it resists a force.”
source :

At McLean Pilates we emphasize cadillac and its power Using various attachments such as leg springs, arm springs, pull through bars and pull down bars, to strengthen your core, be more stable, and improve your stability. Cadillac is challenging and it’s not for the weak, but once you get the hang of it you will quickly understand why this is not only important, but a critical equipment to change your life forever.

Contact us today to learn more about the Cadillac.