Jillian Hessel demonstrates advanced Pilates poses and teaching techniques on the Cadillac, Universal Reformer, and Spine Corrector.
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The Pilates apparatus presents another big difference from the conventional gym workout, as most equipment in the gym uses either pulleys, cables, or weights as resistance, and the primary goal of all this pushing and pulling of weights is strength training. However, the Pilates apparatus uses variable-length (and gauge) springs to simultaneously lengthen and strengthen the muscles, as well as to improve joint flexibility and range of motion.