Reformer Pilates is for everyone. The bed-like equipment has a carriage which moves back and forth on a frame. This popular form of exercise can provide numerous benefits for those in rehabilitation, professional athletes and weekend warriors. The springs and a pulley system can make exercises more accessible for all abilities or be used to make exercises harder when needed. Reformer Pilates focuses on building core strength, improving posture, increasing flexibility, and toning muscles.
Excellent for building core strength, Reformer Pilates supports the back, improves posture, and helps with balance. It targets the core by using the machine’s springs to create resistance, which challenges the muscles and makes them stronger. Poor posture is a common problem that can lead to back pain, neck pain, and other issues. Reformer Pilates helps to correct posture by strengthening the muscles that support the spine, such as the abdominals and back muscles.
Flexibility is an essential component of Reformer Pilates. As we age, our muscles become less flexible, which can lead to stiffness and reduced mobility. This form of pilates incorporates stretching exercises that make it easier to move and perform daily activities. The machine’s springs also provide a gentle stretch, which can increase range of motion in the joints and prevent injuries.
Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, the machine’s springs can be adjusted to provide more or less resistance, meaning a workout that can be modified to meet the personalised needs of each individual, as decided by our expert team of physiotherapists. Reformer Pilates is low-impact, which means it is easier on the joints than other types of exercise, making it ideal for older adults or those with injuries.
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