What is the Pilates Reformer?
The Reformer is a piece of apparatus on which you can lie down, stand up or kneel, in order to carry out a series of exercises. It has a sliding carriage and works with a combination of your own body weight, with springs and pulleys.
Why use the Pilates Reformer?
The Reformer is a magical piece of equipment that can support your practise, or challenge you! You will improve strength, mobility, posture and flexibility, whilst developing muscle tone and length in the process. The springs add resistance, which can be increased or decreased depending on objectives.
We ask all our new clients to attend an induction - this allows us to get to know you, and you to get to know your new equipment!
During the induction we introduce or recap (if you have done Pilates before), the fundamental principles of Pilates. Other elements we will cover in your induction include:
Our one hour group induction session will give you everything you need to prepare you for your group reformer classes. Please contact us to find out when our next inductions will run.
Beginners Reformer Course
Alternatively, we offer a 4 week beginners course. This is ideal for those who have never done any Pilates before, or who may not have done it for a while - or for those who may not have done any exercise for a while. It will teach all of the above, but in much more detail. Over 4 weeks you will start to develop confidence with the equipment, with your own body, and with the Pilates philosophy.
If you have any injuries or pathologies, you can still attend the studio to practise Pilates, however some of the movements may need adapting to meet your needs. If you have any specialist requirements, we ask you to attend a one to one (private) assessment which will enable us to find the right solution for you.
Please contact us direct if you are unsure, or would like to pop into the studio for a coffee and chat to discuss.