A Cadillac was in Joseph Pilates hay day, a big convertible car with flashy fins, electric windows and fancy hub caps. It stood for the all-American dream of freedom, comfort, innovation and luxury galore. Joseph named it the Cadillac, and it is also referred to in the industry as the cadi. It is big and comfortable and has all the bells and whistles you wish. It consists of a trapeze table that allows you to work against gravity, a flat table for lying poses, spring-loaded attachments for arms and legs to strengthen and stretch the muscles, fuzzy loops to hang from and a push-through bar to stretch you out. You can isolate almost every muscle group on the machine. It is an excellent tool for breaking down motion into small sections to restore correct motion patterns in the body. Using the leg springs is one of the best ways for runners to optimize their hamstrings. Exercises on the Cadillac will help to develop gorgeous lean muscles and improve blood flow and circulation. No other Pilates machine offers exercises in a hanging position, making the Cadillac unique. Because the Cadillac is such a large piece of equipment, it is seldom used in group classes. So the best way to experience this machine is in private sessions. The Pilates Cadillac is a highly versatile piece of equipment. Like all the other Pilates machines, it can be used to progress or regress movement to address the functional needs of the advanced student and the enthusiastic beginner.