What is a Springboard? I know many of you are
curious as to what a kind of class this actually is! Is it a kind of Reformer? Am I going to be doing a lot of jumping? The answer is “no” to both of those questions.
The Pilates Springboard is modeled after an original piece of apparatus created by Joe Pilates, called the Cadillac. The Cadillac is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment that has multiple springs attached on one side that are used for countless exercises involving the whole body. Unfortunately, the Cadillac, in all its glory, is an extremely large piece of equipment, which takes up a lot of space. The Springboard was developed by master teacher Ellie Herman, in New York, to enable all the wonderful work from the Cadillac to be used in a class setting. So in short, the Springboard is a board attached to the wall, lined with eyelets on which the springs attach. We use arm springs and leg springs to perform all of the traditional Pilates repertoire used in Mat, Cadillac and even some reformer exercises.
The Springboard provides an invigorating full-body workout! These classes bring a new challenge of spring resistance to your Pilates experience. The different spring tensions are used to strengthen and tone your body as well as improve your core stability. A lot of Pilates work is done lying down and the Springboard allows you to be up on your feet, perfecting your posture and balance. But the best part about Springboard is, it's a lot of fun!
If you have any questions about Pilates or the Springboard classes, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the studio.
Be sweet to your body,