It is a Full Body Workout
Using the Reformer Pilates machine with carefully choreographed movements will give you a balanced, full-body workout. The springs on a reformer globally strengthen the whole body to not just target the large muscle moves, but also activate the smaller stabilisers. If you have uneven weakness, you are also able to work unilaterally to focus on and correct imbalances.
Improves Core & Posture
Reformer Pilates is excellent for targeting and creating a stronger core. Many of the exercises performed on a reformer machine target the core whilst working the peripheral postural muscles at the same time. A stronger core is essential for ideal posture, which can also help to prevent injuries from occurring.
Build Strength & Tones Muscles
Reformer Pilates allows you to work on strengthening muscles. This form of Pilates uses the springs and levers of the machine to create resistance and allow for equal focus on the concentric and eccentric contractions to create long, lean, toned muscles. The Pilates reformer is incredibly versatile, offering you different levels of resistance so you can continue to push yourself when exercising.
Improves Mental Health
Reformer Pilates has positive impacts on mental health. Using the steadiness of your breath to find mindfulness in movement is a key factor in improving your mental well being. Mindfulness in the movement to stress management and relaxation are also keys to helping your mental health.
Reformer Pilates can reduce the stress hormones like cortisol and increase endorphins, your body’s feel-good chemicals, giving you a natural mood boost.
As well as lowered blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health, it’s particularly popular for people suffering from lower back pain and injury as it focuses on stabilising the muscles around the spine.