Pilates is without a doubt the most sophisticated method of exercises around. The tools and equipment used in Pilates range from balls, reformers, arc barrels, and chairs to the more advanced (and oversized) cadillacs.
The benefits of Pilates are many and revolve around improving the mind-body connection. It helps defy the effects of aging and helps your body stay young and strong. The back, specifically, is an area commonly weakened with age and incorrect posture.
The Spine Corrector Barrel can restore proper movement, strength, and flexibility of the spine; ultimately improving its natural curve. As its name suggests, it helps cure back pain and stiffness. In addition, it also opens and stretches the chest to improve posture, reduce joint stress, and strengthens the entire body.
The Stamina Pilates Spine Corrector Barrel is made of heavy duty steel frame and durable wooden construction. Extra dense foam upholstered in black vinyl is used where the barrel most supports the spine. For a piece of equipment that offers whole-body conditioning, it certainly doesn’t take up much space either.
Apart from being made of strong and durable materials, warranted to last 1 year, the Stamina Pilates Spine Corrector Barrel features:
- Included 20-minute workout video, featuring the Master Pilates instructor Romana Kyrzanowska and AeroPilates elite trainer Marjolein Brugman; explaining and demonstrating each of the 14 exercises for proper form
- Side handles for support and leverage in specific exercises and for easy-moving of the barrel
- Rich high quality padding on all weight-bearing surfaces
- Dimensions of 27.5” Length x 17.5” Width x 13.5” Height
- 29 lbs in weight
What Customers Are Saying
“Excellent little piece of equipment at an excellent price. It’s a little smaller than originally thought, but it works out well and you can still do all the same exercises. The price was unbeatable.”
“This is a great step barrel for the price. It’s sturdy and comfortably padded. You can pay several times more for one from any of the major pilates apparatus manufacturers. The video (of course it should be DVD) is quite good with instruction by Romana and some very well-known pilates instructors as the students.”
Users were satisfied with how their dollars were spent on this good, solid piece of home equipment. Because it’s relatively lightweight, people found it easy to move around as they switched to certain exercises on the barrel. No assembly is required with Stamina’s Spine Corrector Barrel and customers were able to jump into their barrel workouts as soon as it arrived.
There were, however, a small number of users who thought the padding was thin; easily fixed with a yoga mat laid over the surface. The video is also in VHS format which didn’t suit the preference of some users.
The Pilates Spine Corrector Barrel can be used not just as a spine corrector, but also a host of other conditions, including arthritis and osteoporosis. The included DVD outlines these benefits as the exercises are explained and demonstrated. Overall, the Stamina Spine Corrector Barrel is a good quality piece and worth every cent you will pay for it.