Reformer Pilates for Beginners

Beginner Reformer Pilates Classes

Reformer Pilates is an intense but rewarding workout for people of all skill levels, or it can be used to rehabilitate injuries. Reformers are similar to traditional weight-training machines, but instead of pushing weights away from your body, you pull the reformer bar towards you. If you’ve never seen a reformer before, it’s best to take a class with an instructor who can familiarize you with how it works and show you some basic exercises.

Club Pilates offers beginner reformer Pilates classes at our studios across the country. Anyone looking to try this popular exercise method for the first time will be welcomed at our fully-equipped studios, and our instructors take the time to ensure you understand the workout method properly, ensuring each workout you complete provides the maximum physical and mental health benefits.

Pilates is for anyone, of any age, shape, size or weight. It’s a low-impact but challenging, rewarding exercise method that’s changing people’s lives around the globe. Get in on the action – take a reformer Pilates class for beginners at a studio near you!

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What is the Pilates Reformer?

The reformer is 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 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.

Our beginner reformer Pilates classes are specifically designed to introduce first-time users to this new method of weight training, so that every workout is both safe and rewarding!

Reformer Pilates for Beginners

Why Try Reformer Pilates at a Beginner Level?

Many people have not heard of reformer Pilates before, but for those who have, it’s best to try it at least once. It’s a low-impact workout method that uses the same muscles as traditional weight training exercises – so why would you want to try it? There are several benefits to Pilates that set it apart from other traditional workouts.

First, Pilates is an amazing full-body workout. It tones your core and makes you feel stronger in all aspects of your life. You can expect increased energy levels because strengthening your body will give you more vitality throughout the day. Finally, if you’ve tried other exercise methods unsuccessfully or are coming back from an injury, Pilates is one of the safest ways to get into shape.

Form matters in Pilates, which means that there’s never any jerking or cheating during exercises – every movement has a specific form and muscle targeted for strengthening. The benefits of reformer Pilates for beginners are endless, but the best way to experience them is by trying it yourself!

Learn What Reformers Do For You

If you’ve ever tried traditional weight training machines at the gym, you might be familiar with how they work. Most weightlifting machines measure how much resistance can be applied to the exercise through weights attached to cables on both sides of your body, but these aren’t always safe ways to strengthen your muscles without proper supervision.

Reformer Pilates machines, however, work by making each part of the exercise more challenging by the way tension is applied to your body. Instead of adjusting weights, you adjust how much your body moves during each exercise. If you need more resistance, simply move the bar closer to your hands – this reduces the amount of movement on the reformer and makes it harder for you to pull on the bar towards your chest.

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Beginners Reformer Pilates

The Reformer Workout

The Pilates reformer has been used for over a century and is a fantastic piece of exercise exquipment that increases your strength, tones your body and can improve your mental well-being. Proper use of this piece of equipment is crucial to ensuring your safety, as well as to provide a great workout!

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, relaxtion 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!

Beginners Reformer Pilates Classes

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Nowadays, most people try different types of dieting or workouts before throwing in the towel and giving up completely. With conventional exercises like running or lifting weights, these tiring activities can slow you down and leave you exhausted. For anyone looking to try a new form of exercise while still wanting something that’s going to be challenging, reformer Pilates is definitely for you!

Our beginner reformer Pilates classes are structured around low-impact exercises that strengthen your entire body without leaving you feeling sore or worn out. With this method, you’re not only working on building muscle – it also focuses on flexibility and breathing which makes every workout an absolute delight. If these benefits sound great to you, take a beginners reformer Pilates class at one of our several studios today!


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.


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.


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.


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.