Pilates Reformer Classes
This is the most popular piece of Pilates equipment worldwide. It has a moving carriage and resistance is provided by a spring and pulley based system. It enables the muscles to be targeted more specifically which makes it very difficult to cheat! the exercises.
The reformer’s many attachments increase the range of modifications that can be-made to the exercises, and allows for additional exercises beyond what can be done on in a mat-based Pilates class. This capability, combined with the support afforded by the resistance the machine provides, allows people with limited range of movement or injuries to safely do modified exercises.
What are the benefits of using a reformer?
The workout will make you more flexible and stronger. It will enhance coordination and balance through our focus on developing a powerful core. You will discover more endurance with emphasis on alignment and breathing. Your rewarding endorphin release will calm your mind and change your physique in ways that traditional exercise simply cannot match.
The Reformer focuses on eccentric muscle contractions resulting in long, lean muscles, over time you will start to notice a stronger leaner body, you will feel healthier and much more energised. With practice it will have a lasting effect on your body shape, posture, spinal health and mental well-being. You will learn to move precisely but with flow, the Reformer exercise session challenges your core and balance while also stimulating all the muscles around your body at the same time, with the added benefits of cardiovascular training and fat burning without putting stress on your joints.
More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Reformer Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.