Pilates ‘trapeze’ arrives at Mellor spa

The Posh and Becks treatment in hotel's health spa
The Posh and Becks treatment in hotel's health spa
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It may look like some bizarre form of torture, but this is actually a piece of fitness equipment favoured by David and Victoria Beckham – and now installed The Spa at Stanley House, Mellor.

The cadillac trapeze table pictured uses leg and arm springs, along with loops to hang from and a push-through bar for stretching.

It is part of The Spa’s new range of Pilates equipment in its fitness studio in which professional tutors use the Stott Pilates method, a new approach to the original exercises pioneered by Joseph Pilates.

Spa manager Janine Bradley said: “Not only does it develop strength and flexibility, it also provides inner calm and agility.