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David Freeman of USPA on Gratz Spacer Box

David Freeman of USPA on the Gratz Spacer BoxGratz Industries produces a piece of Pilates Apparatus known as the “Spacer Box” also known as the “Space Box”. While not as popular as other Gratz Pilates apparatus such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair etc., this apparatus is an essential piece for all Pilates Instructors for a number of reasons. 

The Spacer Box provides certain body types with more safety and also allows them to get into the proper position to better achieve the intended benefits of the exercise. ***More in our stories shortly. If viewing this after 24hrs you can find the associated content on our highlight bar! 

DITCH THE PINCH!

TIPS:1. Lying prone, internally rotate your thighs (knees toward one another) 

2. Bring heels back together (or as close as you can) without changing thighs.

3. Engage your inner thighs by squeezing them together without “wrapping”. (i.e. use the medial portion of your adductors, as you would with a Magic Circle, and not the backs of the inner thighs.)

4. Scoop your abs up into your newly opened low back.

You are now working your legs in parallel. Sensation will be that of internal rotation, but that’s because so many of us are so used to externally rotating the femurs in the hip sockets by “wrapping” our thighs outward.Working in “proper parallel” is a way to open your low back and work your glutes eccentrically, rather than “bunching them” around the SI joint.This should stop any of the “pinching” sensation people feel in their sacroiliac joint and stop the need for opening the legs in order to do the Swan or any other prone exercise. 

Romana Kryzanowska

We have a very special love for Romana. She and our Founder, Donald Gratz worked closely together throughout the years. As the protégé of Joseph Pilates, Romana preferred and only worked on Gratz throughout her career. Her daughter Sari and granddaughter Daria continue her legacy of teaching and the relationship with Gratz!. 

Romana fiercely protected the relationship between her and Donald. There was no contract. No signed document, no piece of paper of any kind. Just an old-fashioned dedicated working friendship. She endorsed only Gratz Industries equipment and Donald bent over backwards for her.“ -Roberta Gratz.#Legacy #TeamGratz #RomanaKryzanowska #GratzFlashback


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Archive Reformer (Aluminum)

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The fully functional Archive Reformer features an aesthetically appealing design and provides a multifaceted Pilates practice of unparalleled quality. The Reformer carriage is designed with thinner foam. The ability to adjust the angle of the four high-grade springs that lie beneath the carriage affords a wider-range of spring tension options, allowing you to personalize your experience so that it aligns with your needs. Combine that with lower shoulder blocks, a deeper 3-position gear angle, and an increase in the adjustment angle of the raised strap, and you have an intuitive apparatus that enhances your overall user experience.