Reformer Pilates at Rochdale Pilates and Yoga Studio

What’s a Reformer I hear you cry? It is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it called the carriage, which moves 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 resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame.

The Reformer is used to incorporate the Pilates exercises for a challenging and intense workout. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance whilst targeting specific muscle groups.

Everyone can do it, although the equipment may seem daunting at first, the beauty of the reformer is that the level can be adjusted to suit your body, using the spring.

Specially designed to challenge and strengthen the body, the ‘reformer’ is so named because it was created to reform the body of the participant. Click on the links below to view clips of Reformer Exercises…

Reformer- The Roll Up

Reformer – The splits

Reformer- Plank


Through a variety of carefully choreographed movements, Reformer Pilates provides a full body workout. Here are 10 benefits of this low impact exercise that will increase flexibility, improve posture and boost your overall health.

  1. A full body workout
  2. High intensity, low impact
  3. Great for athletes (and anyone wanting to improve their health and well-being)
  4. Increases muscle strength
  5. Gives your brain a boost
  6. Perfect for posture
  7. Small classes
  8. Improves flexibility
  9. A great addition to your weight loss regime
  10. Over 500 different exercises are done on the Reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility and balance, so you’ll never get bored!

So get in touch today to see when are small classes are or to book a 1-2-1 session!

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