The concept of Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates had spent much of his childhood suffering from various illnesses and became driven to ensure his body remained as physically strong as possible. Following experience in body building, circus training, gymnastics, martial arts and then going on to train dancers, Pilates developed a method called Contrology, what we now accept as the original form of Pilates.
Reformer Pilates Trainer
In 2018, I gained a qualification allowing me to teach Pilates using the TRX (suspension ropes) and following on from this, I ran a series of workshops to introduce people to this concept. In 2019, I embarked on my reformer Pilates training. I had been participating in reformer classes regularly in order to further strengthen my hip injury and found the reformer machine just took Pilates to a whole new level. I cannot wait to share this passion with others!
strengthening, toning, balance, flexibility, mobility
What is Reformer Pilates
Reformer Pilates takes traditional Pilates to the next level. The reformer machine uses different levels of resistance springs to work both large and small muscle groups. As with mat Pilates, reformer Pilates is suitable for anyone as exercises can be adapted to suit individual needs. Pilates is a full body workout that can help with strengthening, toning, balance, flexibility and mobility.
The Pilates reformer machine looks like a bed-like frame, on which Pilates exercises are performed. The carriage on which you would stand, sit, kneel or lie on, is attached to several springs which create resistance as you move through exercises. Reformer takes Pilates to the next level!