About BodyTone Pilates

Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates provides each individual with an opportunity to re-balance their body by targeting and strengthening weakened areas with a variety of exercises undertaken to promote length, strength, flexibility and balance.

From attending our Pilates classes you can expect to improve your posture, flatten your stomach and tone every limb in your body!

If you’ve experienced matwork Pilates before, you’ll know what amazing core-strengthening work it is. However, by adding the spring resistance of the reformer as well as light weights you will experience a new level of total body workout.

What is a Pilates Reformer ?

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 reformer uses springs, pulleys, bars & straps to perform hundreds of exercises in a variety of positions to target specific muscle groups.

The Key Benefits of Reformer Pilates

Anyone can do it!

Pilates is low impact and suitable for beginners to athletes, allowing each person to achieve an overall body workout with minimal risk of injury. The added benefit of doing the excercises on the reformer is that you can adjust the level of intensity to suit your own body, using the springs.

Our classes are small with only 10 reformers allowing the teacher to always give you individual attention and assistance with any problems you have.

Unlike some other physical activites, reformer Pilates can be done on a daily basis. It is gentle enough that it won’t tear muscles, yet challenging enough to keep you motivated. One important difference between matwork Pilates and reformer Pilates is that there are so many more movements and exercises on the reformer. With a variety of classes you will feel your workouts targeting your body from all different angles.

Reformer Pilates works muscles through a large range of motion that is ideal for building and toning muscles and increase stability through the joints.

If you’ve experienced matwork Pilates before, you’ll know what amazing core-strengthening work it is. However, by adding the spring resistance of the reformer as well as light weights you will experience a new level of total body workout.

The reformer is a great way to start exercising following a sports injury as it allows the client to exercise in a horizontal plain of movement and aviod any weight bearing through the legs. If you have back injuries or muscle imbalances, it’s a great way to regain your strength.

The focus on postural work during class will help your spinal alignment and with continued practice will help decrease the risk of future injuries.

Not only will you strengthen and slim down – you’ll also get more flexible from doing reformer Pilates. Being more flexible will reduce any stiffness and soreness as well as aid that quest for those long, lean muscles.

Your breathing is absolutely fundamental for your well being, and if you come to class, you’ll discover new ways to utilising your breath to maximize your energy. Building on the concept of core, back and postural strength, breathing links it all together and if you know how to breathe right, you can reduce stress levels and find focus easier in your daily life as well as during class.

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