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If you haven’t tried it before, you will love using our Pilates Reformers, giving you a dynamic, challenging and ever-changing workout! Reformer Group Classes build strength without ”bulking up”, increases flexibility, fitness and agility, and develops optimal core control, creating flat abdominals, slender thighs and a strong back. The Pilates Group Reformer class pace is moderate yet challenging, and will heighten body awareness and provide an invigorating total body workout.
Our equipment provides finely tuned resistance with a series of springs and pulleys.
The springs that provide much of the resistance from the reformer are generally quite strong. There are five springs. Using only one or two of them can provide a gentler resistance depending on the exercise and the muscle being worked. Using more will increase the intensity of the workout.
This means, in a class, your workout can be varied considerably from one person to the next, making it an incredibly versatile piece of equipment to use as a workout or rehab tool.
Reformer Pilates can be used as a sport specific cross training tool. Reformer Pilates works on core stabilisation which is vital to any athlete as well as muscle endurance, lactate tolerance, peripheral joint stability, muscle strength, balance, co-ordination and much more.
Reformer Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles, including the abdominals, obliques, and back muscles. A strong core helps to improve posture, stability, and overall functional movement in everyday activities.
Reformer Pilates incorporates stretching exercises that can help improve flexibility, particularly in the muscles and joints of the spine, hips, and shoulders. Increased flexibility can lead to better range of motion, reduced risk of injury, and improved performance in other physical activities.
The resistance provided by the springs on the Reformer helps to build muscular endurance, as it requires sustained effort to move the carriage against the resistance. This can lead to increased muscle tone and strength in the arms, legs, glutes, and core.
Reformer Pilates emphasizes proper body alignment and postural awareness. Through the exercises, practitioners learn to engage the deep stabilizing muscles that support good posture, leading to improved alignment and reduced risk of musculoskeletal imbalances and related issues.
Reformer Pilates encourages mindfulness and body awareness. The slow and controlled movements require concentration, focus, and precision, helping to develop a stronger mind-body connection and improved proprioception.
Reformer Pilates is often used as a form of rehabilitation for individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries, as it can help to rebuild strength, flexibility, and stability in a safe and controlled manner. It can also be effective in preventing future injuries by strengthening muscles, improving posture, and enhancing body mechanics.
Like other forms of exercise, Reformer Pilates can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. The focus on breath, movement, and mindfulness during the practice can help to calm the mind and relieve stress, promoting overall well-being and mental health.
Reformer Pilates exercises can be modified and adapted to suit individuals of various fitness levels, making it suitable for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners alike. It can be tailored to specific needs and goals, making it a versatile form of exercise.
Reformer Pilates encourages practitioners to develop a better understanding of their body mechanics, alignment, and movement patterns. This heightened body awareness can carry over into everyday activities, leading to improved movement efficiency and reduced risk of injuries.
Reformer Pilates can be a fun and enjoyable form of exercise that offers variety and challenge. The use of the Reformer equipment, along with the flowing movements and focus on breath, can make Reformer Pilates an engaging and enjoyable workout experience.