the pilates Box is wood construction nicely padded and covered in a Naugahyde upholstery cover it is comfortable to the touch the pole is vinyl plastic the box is for execution of advance Pilates routines the pole is for stabilization they can be used together or separately with or without the reformer apparatus I haven't used mine yet as I am still in the beginner classification but look forward to doing advanced routines in a few weeks about a month if you plan on purchasing a pilates reformer I would recommend purchasing this item at the same time so you won't have to wait because advancement to the next level of training comes quickly when the workout is so fun.
I love love love my mat! It is perfect for hot yoga no slip or slide. I can easily clean it in the washer or in the shower. The color and material is beautiful, I love to look at it while I am practicing. I would 100% recommend this mat to any yogi or yogini.
Just thick enough for brief workout on floor at fitness center, and rolls up compact. I use it for the 5-10 minute abs/buttocks floorwork during 40-55min Pound group class. I personally would want to take thicker mat to hour long Yoga or Pilates class.
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