What is Pilates Reformer? Have you ever heard of machine Pilates? No? Most people haven’t and those that have seen it, still aren't too sure what it does. The Reformer will ‘reform’ your body. When celebrity's say they 'do Pilates' they are usually talking about the Reformer.
In basic terms, the Reformer is a machine, like a sliding bed or carriage attached to springs that provide a resistance. This adjustable resistance helps you to ‘reform’ muscular imbalances, tone, strength and improve your posture without adding muscle bulk. For a fantastic all over body workout, including arms and legs, the Reformer is a step up from Pilates matwork classes.
To add in a cardio workout, the jumpboard is also available.
The reformer works to lengthen whilst strengthening the muscles rather than building bulk. It therefore makes for an effective, non impact stretching and toning programme that is safe for the joints and favoured by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
Reformer is particularly useful for:
Helping those with specific injuries
For those that like the extra challenge in their workout, push your body and see faster results with the use of an unstable carriage in order to make your body work harder
Tried Matwork before and found it too slow for you? Try Reformer, you’ll love it!
Joseph Pilates never intended either Matwork or Reformer to stand alone. His approach was integrative, combining mat and machine for the best all round programme, providing the full benefits that Pilates can offer.
Reformer is available on a specialist tailored 1:1 programme for individuals for a 1 hour session. A taster 1/2hr session is also available.