Those who are interested in Pilates are more likely than not going to run into the Pilates reformer machine. Before you participate in a reformer class, we suggest having information on the reformer machine, how to use it and why it’s beneficial to you and your body.
Below we have our most frequently asked questions about the Pilates reformer. We hope the below answers provide you with the knowledge you need for your first Pilates reformer class.
WHAT IS A PILATES REFORMER?
A Pilates reformer workout machine is used in Pilates classes for specific Pilates exercises. Benefits of using the Pilates reformer machine in your workout include being able to build core strength, increase flexibility and align the spine all at once.
HOW IS IT USED?
The Pilates reformer machine is often looked upon as scary, some even compare it to a medieval torture machine. This is not the case. The machine is made up of three major parts, the foot bar, a system of gears and springs. These parts are adjusted accordingly for a customised workout.
Workouts done on the Pilates reformer mostly consisted of aligning your body in a particular position. This is done by using both the headrest and foot bar to anchor yourself and then completing a set of exercises.
Pilates reformer machines can be used by all levels of experience. This is one of the reasons why it is so popular in Pilate’s studios and homes. Although, it is always in your best interest to complete your workouts with a professional instructor as a beginner. This is to avoid any potential injuries and to be shown how to use the machine properly.
HOW DOES THE PILATES REFORMER IMPROVE MY HEALTH?
Benefits to your health when using the Pilates reformer machine include:
WHO CAN USE THE PILATES REFORMER MACHINE?
Everyone! No matter what your age or skill level is, anyone can use the Pilates reformer machine. The Pilates reformer machine is used in other environments other than a Pilates studio to improve health. Such as rehabs, schools, hospitals and gyms.
Pilates reformer machines are also commonly used for brain trauma victims, in rehabs for athletes and for anyone suffering from neuromuscular disease.
CAN I BUY A PILATES REFORMER MACHINE?
Being able to exercise in the comfort of your own home is great, but we suggest only purchasing a Pilates reformer machine if you have the proper experience using one. We would recommend only purchasing a machine from a well-known brand name or company and in person, to avoid any disappointment.
We would also suggest not purchasing a Pilates reformer machine that has been used from an unknown seller.
If you have any further questions about the Pilates reformer, we would love to answer them for you. Call us today to learn more!