You will feel and see the benefits of the Reformer 10 times faster than using mat exercises alone. The reformer is more intense and dynamic than mat based pilates as it adds resistance to the pilates exercises via the use of springs which form part of the machine. The reformer will also improve your mat based exercises as you will get into the right postion straight away.
The reformer is a very exciting and advanced form of expanding pilates exercises. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting and standing. It is designed to train many parts of the body in lots of different ways. The reformer uses springs, pulleys, bars & straps to perform over 500 exercises in a variety of positions. The equipment was originally developed to offer movement and rehab to the injured, but today it offers a more challenging version of the matwork. Because of the reformer’s attachments, it is an ideal option for those who need modifications to the mat exercises.
The exercises will promote strength, flexibility, length and balance.
The benefits are:
- Creates strength without bulk
- Promotes weight loss
- Reduces the risk of injury
- Increases flexibility
- Whole body fitness
- Improves posture and spinal alignment
- Increases energy
- Develops core strength
- Increases awareness of body and mind
- Improves mental health