Want to walk taller, feel stronger and improve your flexibility? You need a reformer in your life…
The reformer was developed by the father of Pilates – Joseph Pilates. He wanted to help people achieve even more benefits from his exercises. While improvements have been made to the reformer over the years, the idea driving it has stayed the same. You use the reformer as you move through a series of movements. The springs and pulleys give you extra resistance, while the foot bar and handles keep you in the correct position and help with balance.
Full-body workout – There are a wide range of reformer exercises. You sit for some, stand for some, and lie down for others. Different exercises are designed to work different parts of your body. As a result, you’ll get a full-body workout in just one class.
Adapted to suit you – The reformers we use at Motion Fitness can be easily adjusted to suit different heights, weights and fitness levels. So you get the workout that’s right for you and it’s never too hard or too easy. Because it’s a low-impact exercise and so adaptable, reformer classes are suitable for people with certain injuries, disabilities or other challenges. If you want to see whether a reformer class is right for you, just get in touch.
Develops core strength – Many of the exercises are designed to improve your core strength. In itself, that leads to a myriad of other benefits, from a healthier back to increased mobility.
Improves flexibility – When you’re doing Pilates on a mat, you may feel that you could stretch just that little bit further if you had help. The reformer gives you that help, so you can get deeper into each stretch as the weeks go by.
Aids alignment – Many of us favour one side of our body, whether from habit or injury, but this can cause long-term issues, including chronic pain. As with other forms of Pilates, one of the key focuses of the reformer is improving alignment, balance and posture.
Strengthens muscles – Reformer exercises are designed to strengthen muscles, without adding bulk. The emphasis is on lean strength, rather than working towards a body-builder’s physique.
Keeps you learning – You know that wide range of exercises we mentioned? It means there’s always something new to try, something new to learn and something new to test you. So, you’ll leave each class feeling invigorated, motivated and looking forward to your next class.
Ready to reap all these benefits for yourself? Sign up for one of our reformer classes.