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“Where flat feet, curvature of the spine, protruding stomach, stooped-shoulders, hollow chest, hollow back, bow legs, and knocked-kneed conditions are cured through corrective exercises”

Joseph H. Pilates

“Massage table” or the “Rehabilitation table” was the precursors of the Cadillac . Then it got the name “Trapeze table” or “Table” with the addition of a metal frame, springs and trapeze bar.

According to Romana Kryzanowska, the name ‘Cadillac’ was given by a Pilates client in the 1940s. In Pilates’ time, Cadillac cars were a symbol of luxury, comfort and innovation in the US.

Varvara Solomonidou

Pilates Instructor

Varvara Solomonidou, Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, founded ATHENSTRAINERS® & the “ATHENSTRAINERS® ULTIMATE PILATES SYSTEM®”.


The Cadillac resembles a bed frame in the design. It is quite popular, large and comfortable, offering a wide variety of exercises for all ages and conditions. Routine can range from dynamic to therapeutic.

Cadillac combines strength exercises with springs, exercises to restore imbalances, mobility exercises, body posture and acrobatic exercises using the parallel bars.


The repertoire includes exercises performed both on the mat and on the reformer, providing the ability to adjust all exercises to the requirements and goals of each trainee.

The advanced level includes quite spectacular exercises, similar to dancers in a show.

  • It is ideal for men who want to improve their physical condition and flexibility.
  • It is suitable for the elderly who find it difficult to kneel to the ground. Nevertheless,  it is easier for the trainer to support the trainee during the execution of the exercises.

Cadillac Educational Seminar 

There are 112 exercises with many variations using:

– Roll-Down Bar

– Push Through Bar

– Springs from above

– Push Through Bar-Springs from below

– Leg Springs

– Arm Springs


– Fuzzies

Seminar duration

36 hours
4 days

Training material

The student receives a folder with informative material, pen, block and Cadillac manual with photos.

Seminar requirements

Pilates Mat Level I Certification.

After education requirements

10 hours of course attendance
10 hours of personal practice
10 hours of teaching

Exams & Certification


The exams include: a written test, a practical test and a task. In order to get ready for the exams, you have to fill the “After Education” card and sent it to info@athenstrainers.gr. Soon after the exams success you will receive the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® Cadillac  Certificate of Attendance. Automatically student’s names are listed on our website as a Pilates Teacher / Instructor capable of teaching Reformer (STUDIO I).

In case of exam failure, the student has the right to reexamined 3 times within three months. Each time costs 20 euros.



Along with the Certificate of Attendance, the Pilates Teacher/Instructor receives an e-mail with the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® logo. The logo can be used to describe a lesson at the gym that works or owns, or in promotional t-shirts, rollups, or banners that accompany his/her Pilates lessons.

Social Media


In our Website www.athenstrainers.gr, www.ultimatepilatessystem.gr, www.ultimatepilatesofgreece.gr, www.athenstrainersultimatepilatessystem.gr there are links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube Account. We will be happy to receive your request or LIKE to the corresponding group and page, post pictures and videos related to the AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System® with the appropriate hashtags.

Sugested bibliography

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais- Germain
Return to Life Through Contrology by Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates Reformer by Ellie Herman
Pilates by Rael Isacowitz

Pilates Instructors’ Discounts

There will be a 20% discount in all AthensTrainers® educational products (DVD's, Educational Manuals, T-shirts, etc.) along with your registration to a seminar.