The above photo is an extreme version of Spread Eagle. Don't worry, this isn't a beginner exercise, but the versatile cadillac is most definitely my favorite Pilates apparatus. The cadillac is usually the jaw dropper when someone new walks into a studio, but the beauty of this machine comes from the added gravity challenge.
This equipment has all the bells and whistles a teacher and student could possibly want. There are many elements: leg springs, arm springs, roll down bar, push thru bar, trapeze and more! As a piece of equipment it definitely looks intimidating, but the big comfortable bed enables bed ridden patients to exercise.