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Springwall

At Chapel Allerton Pilates, we want to get people to move more, move well, live healthily, and appreciate the body’s extraordinary capacity that is unique to them.

A Springwall Pilates class is based on foundation techniques and exercises of the Pilates mat class. Springwall exercises are done on a mat or standing with the springs providing resistance to help strengthen, tone, and improve flexibility.

Springwall addresses all your movement, alignment, and postural needs. The exercises are studio-based but can be adapted to be done at home.

Springwall class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

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What is a Pilates Springboard?

A Pilates springboard consists of a plywood board attached to the wall, complete with the springs from a Pilates Cadillac. The board is approximately 20 inches wide and six feet tall and comes with springs of various lengths and tensions. We use handles, foot straps, and a rollbar to the springs. There are ten pairs of eyebolts along the sides where we guide you to attach the springs. The eyebolt levels for the springs are numbered, making it easy to give instructions about spring settings in a class.

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Benefits of Springwall Pilates

Here are our top 5 benefits to springwall Pilates classes

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1. Find your own resistance

Using your body, your mat, and perhaps a few small props, you find your own ‘resistance’ and ‘assistance’ instead of coming from the spring and foot/hand straps.

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2. Create a strong body

Create a strong body from the inside out. Each exercise in the Springwall class builds on the last to help you strengthen your core postural muscles, which support the spine and balance the whole body.

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3. Improve core strength

Springwall improves your core strength with every move.

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4. Fun and functional movement

Springwall is functional and fun. The movement of the springs is challenging muscle systems in an asymmetrical way that builds strength and balance.

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Find your own resistance

Using your body, your mat, and perhaps a few small props, you find your own ‘resistance’ and ‘assistance’ instead of coming from the spring and foot/hand straps.

What happens during a Springwall class?

There are three main things you need to know about the Pilates Reformer when looking at how to use the machine.

During our 50 minute classes, your teacher will guide you through a series of flowing, functional movements using the Springwall, encouraging you to connect with yourself in new, exciting ways so that your body better understands where it is and how it’s moving in space. ​

The beauty of this whole-body approach is that it not only lengthens, strengthens, and encourages flexibility to make for a lean, toned well-connected body, you’ll find the class is also incredibly relaxing, even for the busiest of minds.

Familiar exercises that might pop up in your virtual Springwall class include

  • Bridging
  • Arm series
  • Feet in straps
  • The roll-up
  • Sidelying leg series
  • Kneeling/standing arm work
  • Mermaid/Cleopatra
  • Swimming
  • Swan
  • Quadruped
  • Scooter
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