About Us

My name is Martina and I am a physical therapist, Pilates instructor and Yoga lover.  In an effort to bring the benefits of Pilates and Restorative Yoga to more people, I started Hooked on Pilates® (HOP).  It has been an amazing journey of struggle and growth with bootstrapping this small business by credit cards and help from my family.  

HOP offers unique, patented Pilates and Yoga props.  Both B.K.S. Iyengar and Joseph Pilates recognized the need of props to support and assist their followers to unlock their followers' physical strength and flexibility.  The HOP equipment is created in that spirit and with the added focus of making these Pilates and Yoga props versatile in function, portable, affordable and easily stored - perfect for the home user.  All of our equipment is lightweight and easily stored by hanging on a hook - hence the name Hooked on Pilates®.

The MINIMAX is a soft but supportive version of a Pilates Arc Barrel and is similar  in shape and function to the Iyengar Back Bending Bench.  The MINIMAX is incredibly versatile and comfortable allowing its user to both enjoy deep stretching and strengthening.  The MINIMAX is made in USA!

The patented HANDIBANDS are adjustable resistance bands (either light to moderate resistance: orange set of HANDIBANDS or moderate to heavy resistance: green set of HANDIBANDS)  with handles and foot loops at either end.  The HANDIBANDS can be adjusted to your height or fitness level and be used on a mat.  They can be attached inside a door jamb from either end, allowing you to do Pilates Reformer, Tower Exercises and/or Arms Springs.  The HANDIBANDS may also be used in conjunction with the MINIMAX and/or attached to it.

In order to make Pilates and Restorative Yin Yoga more accessible, there is FREE video support on the Hooked on Pilates YouTube channel. Please subscribe - more workouts on their way to keep things fresh!    

Please feel free to contact me, if you have a specific problem or restriction that makes exercising difficult for you.  Perhaps, I can suggest a workout for you or you may give me an idea for future workouts.  I am here to help your fitness!



Martina Hauptmann PT, PMA-CPT

Inventor of the patented MINIMAX and patented HANDIBANDS

Founder of UDo Therapeutics Inc


2295 W. Exposition Ave

Denver, CO 80223