The Pilates Reformer
The Pilates Reformer is the primary piece of core conditioning equipment used in Pilates. It is considered the Heartbeat of Pilates. It uses attachments for resistance in a variety of exercises. The attachments ensure that muscles are being worked properly by adding more resistance at the muscle's strongest point of contraction and less resistance on the completion of contraction.
The Reformer also enhances strength and flexibility by emphasizing lengthening of the muscles throughout the exercises which more effectively addresses muscular imbalances.