Reformer was invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates, it is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks on it that keep a student from sliding off the end of the reformer as they push or pull the carriage. At the spring end of the reformer there is foot-bar that can be used by the feet or hands. The reformer also has long straps with handles on them that are attached to the top end of the frame.
Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, upside down, sideways, etc…
Benefits of using Pilates reformer:
- improved posture
- increased muscular endurance
- increased core strength
- improved flexibility
- stronger body
- created strength without bulk
- promotes weights loss and long, lean appearance
- increased body awareness and concentration
- improved breathing
- reduced body fat
Training locations: Old Street and Notting hill area. See prices and packages.
“I started Pilates because of a lower back/disc injury. Karmen is a great technician and attentive to form. I consistently feel better after taking her class, and I am now hooked on reformer Pilates. Brilliant instructor. Highly recommended.” Phil
“Karmen: An outstanding top trainer!
Passionate, positive and a pleasure to be trained by. An inspiring person with her work ethic of always developing. A warm personality and motivational vibes. A fantastic physicality and strength and always an enjoyment to be taught by.” Toni
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