“What is reformer Pilates?” is a question we get often about the exercise class taught by Chartered Physiotherapists here in Excel.
Reformer Pilates is a form of physical exercise that strengthens core, improves balance, control, flexibility and breathing. The reformer is a machine specifically designed for Pilates exercises to be performed on.
The exercises on the reformers works muscles through a large range of motion and are ideal to tone muscles increase stability and mobility of joints. It is a full body work out which improves overall wellbeing, strengthening the abdomen, lower back, hips, and buttocks, and allowing you to exercise your body in a safe environment with supervision and guidance from a Chartered Physiotherapist.
The Reformer machine has 3 main elements to it including a sliding carriage, adjustable springs and pulleys to regulate tension and resistance. The springs and pulleys create adjustable resistance for the exercises as well assistance whilst moving on the carriage. It allows you to work more accurately and effectively as it is easier to activate the correct core muscles. It challenges stabilizing muscles as it’s a moving surface where exercises are performed in kneeing, standing and lying position.
It is a fantastic and safe way to get fit, toned and become stronger. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. People are assessed via a free introduction class before joining a class to ensure each member is aware of how to use the reformer safely and effectively.
To book an introduction class please call the clinic on 065-6864000
See below comments from our reformer Pilates clients: You can also see up to date reviews on our APP ‘Excel Physiotherapy & Pilates’:
“….every class I’ve done has been different and as a result, I look forward to each class very much…..feeling stronger…more flexible …improved posture ..sleeping better..” Breda
“100% improved posture and a new awareness of my posture, really improved flexibility, Massively improved core-strength, whole body feels stronger………After each class I feel totally stretched but also absolutely relaxed and destressed…..Everyone can and should do reformer Pilates” Edel
“..encouraging enough to want to start straight away. Definitely working muscles I have not worked in a long time..3 classes done …..strength and ability is improving with each class…….I love the fact that the class pushes me but also accepts that all abilities vary…the encouraging attitude is ensuring I’ll keep going with it..” Tina
“Felt muscles I haven’t felt in too long…badly needed to strengthen my back which I have problems with..” Laura
The introduction class – “ allowed for a more relaxed approach but allowed for a proper technique also..”MaryJo”
“ fantastic …it made up my mind on joining the class..”Laura
“More flexible and aware of my injury, not restricting myself as much to mind the injury I can do way more then I thought I could…… Great instruction very understanding, professional and sensitive towards injury..” Sarah
“ Small classes good so you can watch technique closely” Fiona