Pilates Spine Corrector
Stamina Pilates Exercise Equipment Spine CorrectorDifferent names for essentially the same thing, the Pilates Spine Corrector, Step Barrel or Hump Barrel sort of resembles a whistle shape, with a semi-circular arch plus an angled step or seat. Handles or grips on the side allow for more security in movement.
Like most barrels, this unit is effective for stretching the spine and shoulders in a safe, stabilized, supported way. It adds variety and challenge to a Pilates mat routine or circuit training session whether one is a novice or expert. These are becoming popular items for Pilates instructors to program into group exercise classes as well.
Depending on the make and model, this piece of Pilates equipment may have wood accents, metal components or be completely upholstered. Some are differentiated into East Coast and West Coast styles with varying grades of slopes from seat to apex. Pricing is in the $300 to $450 range. Contact Pilates equipment manufacturers such as Balanced Body, Peak Pilates or Stott Pilates for specifics.
One item worth mentioning here, Peak Pilates offers a combination system that is essentially six barrels in one - three varying circumferences of semi-circle arcs that interchangeably fit on a spine corrector/C-shaper type unit. This Instep Barrel System makes a versatile fitness accessory.
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