The Mighty Mouse of the Studio
Compact, versatile, challenging, rehabilitative, functional. The Stability Chair does it all and does it all in style. The stability chair’s compact footprint often belies its ability to challenge even the most advanced clients and athletes. It’s a powerful piece of equipment with the capacity to build core stability, upper-body strength and lower-body power. It’s one of my favorite pieces of equipment because it can be so hard!
I like to call it Mighty Mouse because it’s small and unassuming at first glance, but oh man is it powerful and tough. It really makes you feel the burn and challenges clients in so many different ways. You can get a true full-body workout just on the stability chair. Joseph Pilates originally designed it as a home exercise machine for small New York City apartments and quickly incorporated it into his own studio work. He used it to rehabilitate clients and train more advanced students in full-bodied acrobatic exercises. Its compact, simple, yet highly adaptable nature makes it a wonderful addition to any studio or practice.
The stability chair has so many benefits and so much to offer I don’t even know where to start.
Here are just a few of my favorite things about it:
- It has a split pedal that allows you to mimic walking or climbing, or challenge just one side of the body at a time.
- With four springs, it has a large range of resistance options that make it ideal for all needs from rehabilitation to athletic conditioning
- Great training for functional and athletic training because most exercises are done sitting or standing
- Great for sport-specific programming for skiers, runners, bikers, soccer players, and basketball players by combining core strength with explosive leg power and good biomechanics.
Want to test yourself and see how you stand up to Mighty Mouse? Check out one of our Pilates circuit classes to feel the burn and get a taste of everything it has to offer!