Article Written By Louise Weir
Reformer Pilates is such a unique style of training and as a Reformer instructor I feel it's so important to get the message out that reformer can do absolute wonders for the majority of people including a high percentage of people with injuries and lack of mobility.
I believe in inclusivity and feel that there are still soo many people who would massively benefit from this particular style of training, but they lack the confidence and also the awareness of what can be achieved with reformer.
So I am going to give you
8 reasons why reformer could be your game changer.
1. Increased muscular endurance and core strength
The increased resistance of the Pilates reformer builds your muscular strength and
endurance. and conditions the core muscles, which stabilizes and correctly aligns your spine.
2. Improves balance and stabillity within the body
You are able to work the body one side at a time (unilaterally) which means both sides of the body get a good workout, without overly relying on one side which helps improve balance and stability. This also improves core strength, coordination and helps to protect joints and prevent injuries.
3. You can work at your own level
It does not matter if you are a Pilates fanatic or if you are fairly new to Reformer Pilates,
there are so many variations and adaptations of each exercise. Adjustable springs will allow you to train at level that's right for you. making the reformer the perfect way to create a strong foundation and build up not only your moves but your confidence.
4. Improves flexibility and mobility
The deep stretches used in Reformer Pilates will increase your flexibility and furthermore allow you to move more freely and easily.
5. Creates Really good Posture
It significantly helps improve your posture by ironing out any imbalances in your body and creating that deep core strength from within, therefore making you stand taller, leaner, prouder.
6. Low Impact and no pressure on the joints
It's a low impact workout but still very challenging and also puts no pressure on the joints, which makes this a great option from those recovering from injury or for those with arthritis .
7. A great way to take your pilates mat to the next level
Mat Pilates tends to just tone the core- compared to the Pilates reformer which has so many more challenging options and a wider range of options to keep you interested and feeling like you are progressing in your Pilates practice.
8. The whole of the body gets a good workout
The Reformer can be utilized to work the entire body. For this reason, any fitness enthusiast should consider having a go.
If you would like to try a reformer class why not join us, no membership required !
Tuesday 10am 6pm
To book in please call Fitness For All on 0151 421 0606
( These classes are not on the main time table as we only have limited spaces so please make sure to book in you can also book by the mind body app )