When it comes to pilates, there are actually a surprising number of different pieces of equipment that you can buy. While usually very simple, these training devices are often very, very effective. In this article I will go over some of the best little devices you can get to help you with your pilates.
The “Exercise Ball”
You know what this is. It’s one of those over-sized kick balls from gym class. While they may seem silly, the exercise ball provides many things for you, the most important of these things being balance. You’ll need some instruction to use the ball, try to find a good, cheap book or DVD on pilates that use the exercise ball. When you learn the different exercises, you will learn that a lot of different exercise require you to balance on a central point, making the muscles in the surrounding area do a lot of work. Not only is this great exercise, it’s a fantastic way to improve how much you can do with your body, most obviously being improved balance. These can be pretty cheap, and that’s only good news for you. I’ve seen these around for anything between 10 and 25 dollars (USD). I picked up the one in my house at a department store for only 12 dollars, and it is easily worth every penny.
The Stretch Band
These are great! Super cheap and especially effective for abdominal exercises. You’ll look kind of funny while learning to use such a tool, but that is nothing compared to how much you will get out of it when you are experienced with it. For those of you who do not know, the stretch band acts as a resistance force between your leg muscles and abdominal muscles. When you push against this force, it makes for one heck of a difficult exercise. Once again, you’ll be best off learning how to do these exercises from a cheap pilates book or DVD. At online search engines, there will be list of top 10 Pre Workouts supplements that can be purchased through the person. The trainer in the gym is guiding the person for the consumption of the pills. The expiry date should be checked before the purchase. The selection of the best should be done through the person for energy.
The “Ab Roller”
The generic ab roller ISN’T really a pilates item, but it is certainly worth mentioning. This should only be used by those who are more advanced and can do abdominal exercises with ease and need a bigger challenge in that area. I’ve got to mention that when I first tried using one of these, I fell flat on the floor. It is very difficult indeed. These are usually very cheap (10-15 USD) and can also be known as “ab wheels” or “exercise wheels”.
A Nice Exercise Mat
These are essential for exercise around the house. Make sure you clean these after EVERY use to avoid germs and infections. Once again, you can probably find these fairly cheaply.
Whatever it is you consider buying, be sure to do some homework first. Keep one thing in mind about pilates though: Your total bill here is about 50-60 dollars. What’s that compared to buying huge exercise machines or years of a membership at a gym? See if pilates are right for you!