Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of reformer pilates?

Reformer Pilates offers many benefits, including increased overall strength, improved flexibility, and better coordination and balance. Reformer Pilates can also help you improve your posture and mobility. The exercises are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and can be done in virtually any position, from standing to laying flat. Known benefits of Reformer Pilates include:

What do I wear to a reformer pilates class?

We recommend clean, comfortable gym wear for our Pilates classes. You will need clothing that allows you to move your body in different positions, and enables the instructor to assess your alignment. This, in turn allows you to get the most out of the class.

Grip socks will help

Grip socks provide you with better grip (even when you’re not sweating) so you can focus on the exercises and activating the proper muscles to achieve the most out of the class.

Grip socks for pilates

Can you do reformer pilates every day?

Absolutely! If you can do some Pilates every day, that’s great. Your workout routine should suit your lifestyle but we recommend twice a week, at the very least. Pilates is about keeping your mind in tune with your body.

Is there such a thing as too much? Your body needs time to rest and recuperate but Pilates is low impact so you really can do it every day. Even if your muscles are tired and sore, maintaining your exercise routine will help increase blood flow to the inflamed areas for improved recovery.

Pilates vs Reformer Pilates – What’s the difference?

There are similarities and distinct differences between reformer Pilates and other types of Pilates. Reformer Pilates uses the Reformer machine and is generally more intense and more dynamic than other forms of Pilates. This is because the Reformer adds resistance to the exercises.

Reformer Pilates is superior to mat based Pilates as the repertoire of exercises is greatly increased. The exercises usually work muscles through a greater range of motion, which is ideal for building and toning muscles, as well as increasing stability through the joints.

Can I do Reformer Pilates while pregnant?

Reformer Pilates is completely safe for you whether you are pre or postnatal, and we encourage women at all stages of their pregnancy to attend our classes. All our classes are suitable for you in the first trimester of your pregnancy. However, you may need to consult your doctor for guidance to continue beyond this point.

Reformer Pilates focuses on strengthening the right muscles to help you move more easily and reduce back pain throughout your pregnancy. We emphasise lateral breathing in our exercises, which is beneficial in engaging the same muscles you use during child birth.

Known benefits of Reformer Pilates for pre and postnatal women include: