What is a Wunda Chair and is it the Best Way to Step Up Your Pilates Game? 

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If you are serious about looking after your body in a sensible and healthy way then it might be time you tried out pilates. This physical fitness system ‘aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing’ (www.nhs.co.uk). Whereas workouts that involve activities like strenuous jogging can have terrible effects on your joints, Pilates develops whole-body strength which reduces the risk of injury.  

Pilates is practised worldwide and you can find classes on offer at any decent gym, but what if you prefer to work out at home? Enter the Wunda Chair.   

What is a Wunda Chair? 

This piece of resistance equipment was designed by none other than Joseph Pilates himself in the 1930s to help his students during their workouts in his New York City studio. Essentially, it is a box with one wall that is attached to two springs so that it can be moved up and down with varying degrees of resistance.  

image from www.studiomix.com

Image from www.studiomix.com

Why is it so great? 

Whilst the Wunda Chair might seem like a simple piece of equipment, it can facilitate countless different exercises, many of which will strengthen your core, meaning your workouts just got more exciting!   

The compact design of the chair means that it can fit in even the smallest of city apartments and is the perfect choice for those of us who don’t have time to get to the gym every day.  

The minimalist design means that this chair won’t just improve your fitness regime, it will be a stylish addition to your home (and it can be used as a regular chair!)  

The Wunda Chair is perfect for beginners and experts alike so there is no risk of outgrowing it.  

How much are they? 

Retailing at around £800 this is an investment piece, but can you really put a price on health and style?  

Here are some of our favourite Wunda chair books that will guide you through all the different exercises you can do on the Wunda Chair.

p-i-l-a-t-e-s Instructor Manual Wunda Chair Levels 1 and 2

The Pilates Wunda Chair

Ellie Herman’s Pilates Wunda Chair

How do you like to workout? Leave a comment below!  

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