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Transform Your Body with Reformer Pilates

The Pilates reformer offers unprecedented benefits that just about anyone, of any age, can take advantage of. Designed to provide an intense but low-impact workout, the reformer has become a favoured piece of Pilates equipment with phenomenal benefits. The Pilates reformer is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can use, and it’s an important part of any Pilates regimen.

The Pilates reformer is a versatile piece of equipment that can deliver numerous benefits to users. After all, Pilates was created to help people regain their strength and flexibility. The machines are designed to target specific muscle groups and benefit the entire body, including the core muscles, which are often neglected. Pilates reformer equipment can be used by everyone, from beginners to serious athletes, who want to improve their flexibility and core strength. It’s even been shown to be effective in helping people with back issues, such as scoliosis and joint pain.

Sign up for our range of reformer Pilates classes to develop strength, balance and flexibility. We welcome members of all experience levels and our studios are fully equipped to provide you with an enhanced workout experience.

What is the Pilates Reformer?

The reformer is a highly customisable piece of equipment that makes it possible for people of almost any body type to use it to exercise. It’s a great choice for those looking to improve their core stability and achieve good postural alignment. It’s also perfect for toning up, rehabilitating your body after an injury, or getting a thorough, full-body workout.

The Pilates reformer was developed by Joseph Pilates and is a type of Pilates exercise apparatus that can arguably provide a more intense workout than mat Pilates exercises.

It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform, called the carriage, on top which rolls backward and forward on wheels. There is also a footbar at the end of the reformer which is adjustable and holds springs. At the top of the frame, opposite the footbar, there are also some straps with handles that you can place your feet or hands into, depending on the exercise.

The reformer also allows for many other types of exercises such as shoulder presses and back extensions.

Pilates was developed by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates, from whom the practice takes its name, and was originally intended to improve one’s strength and core in an effort to fight illnesses or injury.

The Pilates practice has become popular since its introduction in the 1920s and is practiced all around the world today. It is a form of low-impact exercise that works your body and aims to strengthen your muscles and core while also improving flexibility and balance. Unlike many exercises, Pilates requires you to move slowly and precisely while making use of proper breathing.

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The Reformer Workout

The reformer is great for improving your posture, but the focus tends to be on the muscles that flex and extend your spine rather than your core muscles that help support your spine. The apparatus has handles that allow you to work the small muscles in the middle of your body, including those between your ribs and hips. This can be especially helpful for women who spend long hours sitting at a desk or driving.

Pilates reformer exercises also stretch the muscles you’re working. For example, if you’ve ever tried to do a leg lift on the reformer, you know how hard it can be to lift your legs up all the way. Stretching these deep muscle fibers is key to increasing flexibility in your whole body because it helps create longer muscle fibers that are more resistant to injury.

As your instructor will remind you, breathing plays a crucial role in your Pilates reformer class exercises. Breathing from your belly and not your chest allows an influx of oxygen to make your movements easier. By concentrating on your breathing this intently, you may also enjoy benefits of mindfulness, relaxation and a reduction in the amount of stress or anxiety you feel.

Over time, you may see this type of thinking become the norm well after your Pilates reformer classes end! It can be difficult to learn and master the core principles of Pilates: concentration, control, precision, breathing, centering and flow. Pilates exercises rely heavily on these principles and by adopting them into your workout, you’re guaranteed better results!

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Follow these principles to maximise your results:

Mastering these principles will help you see greater results from your Pilates workouts. Get a free intro class now!

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What are the Benefits of Pilates?

Pilates can help you develop a leaner physique and improve your core strength, balance and flexibility. This form of exercise is particularly helpful for women who are pregnant or those that have recently given birth as it helps to improve posture and correct muscle imbalances. Pilates is also a great way to help boost your mood as it promotes endorphins which are the body’s feel good hormones. Pilates exercises can improve posture and balance as well as increase flexibility and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates is also a great way to help boost your mood as it promotes endorphins which are the body’s feel good hormones and with regular practice you will notice an improvement in concentration levels and an increase in energy levels.

Since Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise it is also great for those with joint problems such as knee pain or back pain as there are no sudden movements to cause further injury. With consistent practice, Pilates will help prevent injuries from occurring due to weak core muscles. Regular Pilates practice can also help improve breathing, circulation, strength, flexibility and control of movement. It can even improve your posture which will give you a leaner physique, improve your confidence and self esteem.

Increased Muscular Indurance

Reduced Body Fat

Improved Flexibility

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No matter your age or experience level, you can experience the benefits of this program. We welcome both longtime Pilates converts as well as newcomers. At Club Pilates, we’ve drawn inspiration from the very best styles across Europe and North America.

Join us to experience the difference that Pilates can make. Message us now for more information. We look forward to welcoming you into our beautiful space where you can transform both your body and your mind. Take action today and experience the difference that expert, guided Pilates can make to your health and well being.

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A 4-Pack Membership is the perfect choice for those looking to supplement an existing training program or for clients who want to work out once per week to build and maintain a solid Pilates foundation.

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The 8-Pack Membership makes Club Pilates your go-to workout and the core of a solid fitness routine. Members who attend at least two classes per week typically see great results faster than anticipated and develop a thorough understanding of core Pilates fundamentals.

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Plan to work out three times per week or more? The Unlimited Membership is the perfect way to meet your fitness goals. With unlimited access to your favorite Club Pilates studio, you can keep your fitness commitments with ease.

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You don’t want to deal with monthly dues – you just want to work out. Our prepaid Annual Membership is the hassle-free option for total access to your favorite Club Pilates studio without monthly payments. Commit to your Pilates program for an entire year!

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Private Training at Club Pilates

Everybody needs Pilates. And your body will respond best to programming that is specifically built for you. At the start of your Private Training journey, a knowledgeable instructor will evaluate your current physical activity level, injury profile, posture and your overall health to build a Pilates workout to help you achieve your goals. Your instructor will personalize a Pilates practice so you can start moving better, feeling better and living better. Find out what your body needs with a Free Private Training Assessment. Contact the front desk or your favorite instructor to get started.