What Is The Reformer?
One of the best things about the reformer is its versatility. The reformer is large enough to accommodate full range motion. Exercising with the reformer is possible for anyone, at any fitness level including pre and postnatal.
All kinds of exercises are done on the reformer to promote better posture, graceful, efficient movement, and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as back pain. Different levels of resistance of the springs, carriage, and body weight provide length and strength building. That is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscles without bulk that Pilates is known for.
What is the Chair?
The chair is considered to be the most challenging piece of Pilates equipment and will get you sweating! Exercises on the chair are great for runners, tennis players, golfers and those looking to improve balance, alignment and overall fitness, especially as we age!
With its unique dimensions and varied spring strengths, finding the proper placement of a body can leave little margin for error. The Chair offers many upright exercises for the pregnant client who is no longer able to lie down for long periods of time. If you love having your behind kicked hard each session, you will love the Chair’s very challenging weighted springs.
Mat Work & Tools
In the mat work you will learn the basic series of exercises upon which the entire Pilates method is built. The heavy emphasis on abdominal strengthening is a necessity at every fitness level. Variations of tools are used such as small balls, big balls, Bosu, TRX, therabands, foam rollers and Pilates ring will be incorporated as part of your mat workout.