Pilates Arc by Balanced Body – Product Review

Submitted by on Nov 30, 2013

The Pilates Arc is an instrument used for the purpose to exercise at home, as a small Pilates apparatus.  It can be used on the reformer for additional support and intensity or it can also be used on its own. Pilates arc is more commonly known as Pilates ladder barrel or step barrel. It is a perfect instrument, when it comes to strengthening and flexibility exercises of a body.

Still concerned about its reliability? And so you must be happy to know that Pilates Arc is manufactured by Balanced Body, who are one of the leading Pilates educators from the past five years. Like other instruments Pilates Arc is not any ordinary exercise apparatus, but it is designed by a great furniture architect Ken Endelman. He made this equipment after hundreds of improvements to the original equipment , making it much safer and reliable to use. Not only that , Pilates Arc is a very user-friendly equipment to exercise.

Pilates Arc Product Description

Pilates Arc is asymmetrical in shape, having a gentle curve on one side and a steeper one on the other side. It is quite versatile to use for different exercises according to the different body types. Another feature includes its durable and lightweight structure. Along with that, it is quite economical when it comes to affordability.

Pilates Arc Product Features

Pilates Arc is as comfortable as you want. It contains smooth curves unlike other traditional step barrels. It does not give a sturdy or solid impression. Instead it appears to be more reliable and easy to use. It was never so much fun to exercise before.

Pilates Arc can also fit over the shoulder pads on many reformers. Its design is unique in itself , you can turn over the curved side down according to your comfort level. Unlike other step barrels, Pilates Arc offers more variations in exercises with a back support feature and stability which is useful at the time of pregnancy.

Pilates Arc comes along with other interesting features as well including high-density foam in black and smooth surface, 100 percent recycling opportunity, a detachable step and most importantly , it is light in weight for about 1.7kg’s each. Its features also include a booklet and a DVD having 23-minute instructions. It can be placed anywhere in your room or home, it measures approximately 38”long x 10.5”high x 15.5”wide

What Customers Are Saying

“Very sturdy. Hope to get good use throughout the years.”

“This product is lighter weight than the wood and leather design and is easier to stow and move around. I really cannot see drawbacks of the design….”

“It comes with a little instruction book that gives you some suggested exercises. Definitely a great place to start. It also works great on a reformer offering many additional possibilities.”

First of all, users loved that it was light enough to pick up with one hand. All were surprised at how well-made the Pilates Arc is. Although it’s made of high density foam, it is an extremely sturdy product. Those who preferred a gentler spine extension appreciated the detachable step. The ribbed design at the bottom meant that users enjoyed the ability to hold securely onto the arc when used flipped over. It also made it easy to slip it on to the shoulder rest of a reformer.

The only complaint about the Pilates Arc is the included DVD. One user thought that 23 minutes was not long enough for a beginner user to understand how to fully utilise the arc. It could have been a bit more comprehensive.


Pilates Arc, is very portable and versatile at the same time. It is quite affordable to buy, and can be used as a complement to reformer. Pilates users and trainers will definitely find this Pilates Arc a valuable product. It comes with a DVD which is helpful for the instructions for the first time users.


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