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:
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 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.
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.
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: