Pilates is the safest and most efficient exercise method in today’s fitness world.
It emphasizes on the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.
It is suitable for everybody, even for people who need rehabilitation after injuries.
Pilates Reformer is done using a special machine called the “Reformer”. The Pilates Reformer is a traditional piece of Pilates equipment which looks like a bed with springs, a sliding carriage, ropes and pulleys. The origins of the Pilates reformer date back to the original Pilates studio in New York in the 1920’s and was designed by Joseph Pilates himself.
The specialty of the Reformer machine is that it adds resistance to the exercises via the use of springs, which form part of the machine.
The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well increasing stability through the joints. Reformer Pilates works the entire body and has also great effects on the peripheral muscles of the arms and legs.
Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes as it allows the client to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion. For example if a client has had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables him to strengthen the muscles using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up the recovery through controlled movement.