Pilates Reformer Classes
A pilates reformer classes includes is a piece of pilates equipment that enables people to practice pilates with the use of support and resistance. It is larger than a single bed and some people say it looks like a torture machine! In fact it is a very leather covered bed that one lies, sits or kneels on to practice one of the 500 exercises offered by the machines diversity.
The reformer was originally designed by Joseph pilates and made out of bed springs. The reformer has a moving bed which forces the practitioner to use their core stability in many of the exercises. There are many smaller pieces of equipment that can be attached to a pilates reformer such as a jumpboard, box and mat. A private Pilates reformer class is always better than a group reformer class as the practitioner gets to work to reach their objects faster and in a correct manner.
Pilate’s reformer is a Pilates machine that has the reputation of being better or just for Pilate’s rehabilitation. The reformer beside all the mis-information is not just for people who have practised a lot of Pilates, or people who are injured. The reformer is a Pilates machine that can simplify exercises as well as make them more challenging. It can be adapted to all people to meet your needs and goals.
The reformer is just one of many Pilates machines, and as all Pilates machines, the reformer helps you strengthen, tone, improve flexibility amongst other benefits. Pilates offers these benefits whether you are injured, elderly or an athlete.
As an Insructor, I always hear the same comments whether in a Pilates mat class or a Reformer class. Students are always pleased that the physical changes to their bodies, which are are noticeable and are what the students had hoped to achieve. However, the wellness aspect was not expected. The concentration needed for each exerccises allows for you to desconnect from your day to day life. The sense of time and space for themselves is a surprise. Many students treat their Pilates class as a means to relieve stress, not unlike seeing a therapist or having a massage. Unlike a gym, getting sweaty and accelerated to bust stress, Pilates help you to get focused and calm.
At Simplybepilates our instructors are often Manual therapists such as: Osteopaths or Massage therapists and therefore we teach Pilate’s mat and Pilate’s reformer classes that are dynamic and clinical. Pilates reformer and mat classes designed for fitness and rehabilitation.
Many people opt for the reformer as it offers a new dynamic to a Pilates class. Some people find it more “fun” some people more technical. I can understand that. As an experienced Pilates instructor, I enjoy teaching the reformer in a different way that the mat. I can adapt the resistance, add pulleys and other tools to make a bigger range of Pilates exercises available for my students,. The Pilates reformer allows the student and the teacher alike to get creative
There is always an ongoing debate regarding private Pilates reformer classes or group reformer classes. Many people like the group classes as it take away the spotlight from the practitioner. However, there are disadvantages. For example: many group reformer classes spend a lot of time changing the springs and resistance of the reformer during the class which is I have heard people complain about as the classes with reformer tend to be more expensive than a regular exercise class or a pilates mat class.
In a private Pilates reformer class you will benefit from personalized attention enabling you to carry out the low impact pilates exercises with a strong emphasis on the breath and stability.
You can expect to be stronger, more flexible and more toned in just 10 reformer classes. The reformer adds variety and fun to pilates, the machine, with all its pulleys and springs allow for many more exercises than floor pilates.
We offer private classes and duo classes. The machine is a great way to keep fit as well as a means to focus on injury prevention and recover. As a health clinic we offer clinical pilates classes as well as rehabilitation pilates classes to treat a wide range of pysical dificulties.
There are a wide range of Pilates classes in Barcelona. At our studio we have experienced Pilates teachers whom are STOTT trained. STOTT being one of the highest regarded Pilates schools in the world. Devorah the founder and a teacher at Simplybe is a STOTT instructor as well as a Massage therapist and a studtural Osteopath.
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The reformer machine can be adapted and therefore needs training to be used correctly. Incorrect settings, or an exercise chosen that is beyond your capability can lead to injury.