Benefits of Pilates Reformer

The Benefits of the Pilates Reformer are incredible:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation – Pilates rehabilitation works well on the reformer; the platform can support your spine and head making it safe to use your ‘core’ and move your limbs.
  • Good posture – the reformer can address postural imbalances in all planes of movement and in all positions, releasing unnecessary tension, mobilising your joints to improve their ROM (range of movement) and connecting your body to improve stability and balance.
  • Improve sports performance – the reformer is versatile and functional so you can replicate any sport moves to improve technique and power.
  • General well-being – Pilates addresses physical and mental health. It is a body-mind practice that require concentration, relaxation (no unnecessary tension) and flowing breath, calming the mind and uplifting the mood. One of the best de-stressing form of exercise and anti- depressant

How does the Pilates Reformer work?

The Reformer is a bed-like frame with a platform sliding up and down, with springs and straps to provide resistance and assist movements, a foot/ hand bar to hold on and head support.

It’s a very versatile piece of equipment that can support, assist, encourage and challenge movement.

Springs provide resistance so resistance is gradual, movements are controlled and flowing making reformer exercises very safe. The reformer is a favourite tool of rehabilitation and remedial Pilates.

Reformer Sheen

Exercises can be performed lying down, sitting, standing, kneeling, on all fours…challenging the body in many different ways. Reformer exercises become very functional, imitating every day life or sport activities, so help improve posture and well-being, empower the body and increase stamina and performance.

The up and down movements of the platform can provide stability of the spine to connect your ‘core’ or instability to challenge your body.

Most Pilates reformer exercises are about pulling and pushing with legs and arms against the resistance provided by body weight and straps/springs, promoting strong bones, long elastic -rather than bulky- muscles, mobile joints and good circulation in the body, improving general health in all systems, cardio-vascular, lymphatic, endocrine…

What ever you want to achieve the universal reformer can help you effectively and safely!

Where Did The Reformer Begin?

Josef Pilates was a visionary and a very creative man, the creator of “Contrology’ -known now as Pilates- a series of exercises to promote good mental and physical health, to be performed on machines he invented. The most famous one is the Reformer that replicates the exercises he performed using bed springs when he was a prisoner of the first world war. He added the Cadillac, Split-pedal chair later to his repertoire.

His original exercises and machines are still used today.

Reformer at The Garage Studio

The Garage Studio offers private / semi-private Pilates Reformer sessions tailored to your personal needs so you can achieve your goals better and faster. All our teachers are experienced, professional and caring ready to support you all the way!

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