The reformer was invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates. It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it,
called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer
by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along
the frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks to ensure a comfortable position when laying on the carriage.
How does the Reformer work?
A wide variety of exercises are done on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. Most Pilates reformer exercises involve pushing or pulling the carriage or holding the carriage steady during an exercise as it is pulled on by the springs.
Exercises can be done sitting, standing, laying and kneeling giving a whole body approach. The reformer can train many parts and dynamics of the body in many different ways with just one relatively sleek piece of equipment.
Benefits of training on the Reformer?
The reformer offers all the benefits of Pilates including core strength, muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture. It can target specific areas of the body and focus on toning and tightening muscles as the springs give lots of different resistance to bring challenge allowing fantastic results.
Exercising on the Reformer adds a new level of intensity to mat based Pilates exercises that will help lengthen, define and reshape your muscles, you can expect to see improvements in body shape, tone and strength.
How to book?
Pilates Reformer Training will be taught on a one to one basis at £40 per hour, please contact Emma at email@example.com for more information.
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