Don´t travel light - travel fit!
Excess baggage is officially back in fashion. Because who does not need this Pilates suitcase with a Reformer in it! Be prepared for the most important small talk topic during Salone del Mobile: Do you want to travel light - or stay in shape?
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, Kate Moss once famously said. Well, maybe she never had a plate of tortellini in Milan. And fortunately, the modern beauty ideal looks very different now than in the supermodels´ heydays: It is all about being strong and flexible! No wonder Pilates, the workout that once used to be the secret of dancers, today is one of the most beloved - and efficient - workouts for our fashion-worthy bodies.
Any Pilates devotee knows it is a drug. Most of the times, the addiction, also known as body transformation, starts on a mat. And gets next level on a Reformer, that weird sliding carriage with adjustable springs. For outsiders, this looks like a torture apparatus. For Pilates fans, it looks like a happy place. So while a trip, either for business or leisure, is always good news, the fact that you have to neglect your powerhouse while on the road is the opposite. Especially when the trip is packed with irresistible tortellini dinners! Can it be a coincidence that the brand that has created the solution for the dilemma is Italian? Of course not. Well, maybe the people from high-class luggage manufacturer FPM just knew from experience that it can get tough for busy travellers to stick to regular workout plans. That´s why they came up with the FPM Pilates Station, designed by Marc Sadler.
It basically is a Personal Pilates Trainer sitting in a resistant aluminium trunk! The Pilates bed is made of natural wood, adorned with fabulous leather details and kept perfectly in place by straps while travelling. Other travel buddies are a softball for coordination and muscle strength exercises, a Pilates Ring for toning up abdomen, glutes and legs, as well as a foam roller for myofascial massages and a massage ball, so basically, everything that Joseph Pilates, the inventor of the technique, wanted us to use.
Means: you can have your tortellini. And your burning session, too. This invention will definitely keep you flexible, no matter if you are on a lonely island or in a tiny Parisian hotel room. But not in every sense of the word - it does not really fit into the modern concept of travelling light. Will the carriage drawn by horses have a comeback? At this point, anything seems possible.
The Special Edition is available upon order and will be introduced during the Salon of Furniture in Milan next week.
For more information on the FPM Pilates Station: email@example.com
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