The High-Back Chair is based on Carola’s chair, designed by Mr. Pilates. It is two design generations removed from the wheelchair, which Mr. Pilates outfitted with arm and leg springs. It has a high, deep seat back and upper metal frame which has spring attachments for arm and leg work. The original repertoire for both seated and standing work was practiced by the entire client population at Carola’s studio as part of a daily workout. The High-Back Chair affords a different range of motion than the Wunda Chair.
DLP Equipment teamed up with Blossom Leilani Crawford to create this series of reference posters of exercises using the DLP High-Back Chair. There are exercises that Deborah created and added as well as familiar repertoire from Mr Pilates. Blossom has taken some liberties at times to create a specific flow of movement, and also to showcase the possibilities on this incredible apparatus.