Pilates Barrels, Arcs & Chairs

View our range of premium pilates exercise equipment. With barrels, ladders, arcs and exercise chairs, you can find the equipment you need to help improve spinal alignment, core strength, flexibility & mobility, and balance and stability. Get a great price on premium Align Pilates equipment, and get free delivery over £99 with full installation included.


Benefits of Pilates Barrels and Ladders

Improve body mechanics and efficiency with a pilates arc barrel - the curved shape of the barrel encourages the natural curves of the spine, helping to improve posture and alleviate back pain. An excellent tool for targeting and strengthening core muscles, including the abdominals, obliques, and lower back muscles for intense core workouts.


Pilates ladder barrels also help to improve spinal mobility and flexibility, reducing stiffness to promote better posture through a wide range of spinal movements, including extension, flexion, lateral flexion, and rotation. The ladder barrel allows for exercises that target hip and shoulder mobility, increasing the range of motion in these joints to promote better functional movement and reduce the risk of injuries.


Pilates Arc Barrel Exercises

Here are 5 exercises you can perform using a pilates arc barrel:

  • Back Extension on the Arc Barrel:

    • Targets: Back muscles (erector spinae), glutes, hamstrings, and core.

    • Benefits: Improves spinal extension, strengthens the back muscles, and enhances posture.

  • Hip Bridge on the Arc Barrel:

    • Targets: Glutes, hamstrings, and core.

    • Benefits: Strengthens the glutes and hamstrings, stabilizes the core, and improves spinal mobility.

  • Side Leg Lifts on the Arc Barrel:

    • Targets: Hip abductors (gluteus medius and minimus) and outer thighs (tensor fasciae latae).

    • Benefits: Enhances hip stability, tones the outer thighs, and improves leg alignment.

  • Spine Twist on the Arc Barrel:

    • Targets: Obliques (external and internal), spinal rotators, and core.

    • Benefits: Increases spinal mobility, stretches the chest and shoulders, and tones the oblique muscles.

  • Mermaid Stretch on the Arc Barrel:

    • Targets: Side body (obliques and intercostal muscles) and lateral flexibility.

    • Benefits: Provides a deep stretch for the sides of the body, improves flexibility, and enhances breathing.