The Benefits of Reformer Pilates
Pilates Matwork offers a varied and challenging Pilates repertoire, however if you feel ready for a different kind of challenge, the Reformer Pilates classes may be for you. The Reformer is a beautiful and sophisticated piece of Pilates equipment, designed to offer low-impact resistance exercise, to challenge your core and muscles in an effective way, that you may not be used to.
A wide variety of exercises may be performed on the Reformer, and some you may already be familiar with through your Matwork repertoire, however different levels of resistance may be added to your Reformer workout to challenge you in different ways. The usage of springs and pulleys can target the muscle groups of both upper and lower body, whilst working the core to challenge either strength or control. As a result, the machine helps to “Reform” the body, creating a lean, strong physique, which Pilates is famous for. Benefits of this type of Pilates exercise include muscle and bone strengthening, improved flexibility, improved core control and strength, whilst being bone and joint protective.