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Reformer Pilates – What’s all the fuss about?

13, Dec 2022 in Education & Resources

There are plenty of ways to stay fit and healthy, whether it’s heading to the gym, going for a run, or doing a class, however it’s Pilates that is the popular choice at the moment.

Like any form of Pilates, reformer Pilates focuses on the body’s “powerhouse” muscles such as the abdominals (upper and lower), lower back, buttocks and hips. The “powerhouse” is basically the centre of the body and once strengthened, it offers a solid foundation for any movement. Because of this, reformer Pilates is used as an effective method for injury rehabilitation as well as prehabilitation (before a medical intervention), as well being used for general strength and functional training.  

There is a bit of a misconception about the reformer, in regard to the type of workout it can provide. A lot of our first-time reformer clients are surprised by how effective these exercises engage our various muscle groups and the ability to work up a sweat whilst lying down is a massive bonus! The amazing thing about the reformer is that it is extremely versatile. With one single piece of equipment, we are able to train MOST muscle groups in the body, with a large focus on core strength and stability. Both the equipment and complexity of the exercises chosen can be modified depending on individual abilities and needs, which is what makes it perfect for anyone looking to tone up, get stronger, rehab an injury, use it for sport specific training or those looking for a low impact full body workout.

Below are the main benefits of using this method of exercise, even after a single session;

  • Increased muscle strength and tone (with very little weight bearing load on joints)
  • Improved balance
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Creates a strong core and improved posture
  • Improved flexibility and general movement
  • Better blood circulation
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved stabilisation of your spine
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Can ease lower back pain
  • Can aid in weight loss, when teamed with balanced nutrition
  • Improvement in mood and mental health

Clinically, it will suit everyone from teenagers to seniors and is suitable for any difficulty level. Here at Your Body Hub, we offer one-on-one clinical reformer Pilates sessions as well as group reformer classes, tailored to your goals.



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