URBAN REFORMER PILATES
Reformer Pilates will give you a phenomenal full body workout. The slow controlled movements of each class incorporate cardio, strength training, endurance, core, flexibility and balance for each and every movement. The need for precision and control whilst practicing the technique and the ability to connect mind and body means our classes of no more than 5 allows our instructors to give you the attention needed to grasp the principles safely and effectively. Using the latest Reformers in the Align Pilates C Series collection, launched in April 2020 the C8 Pro has taken all the best bits from past machines and added more, making it the Ultimate Reformer! With the use of 8 ‘roller blade style’ wheels for a quieter and softer glide, rapid change spring bar radically changing the ease and speed of adjusting the Reformer, being particularly beneficial for group classes, which is why the C8 Pro Reformer was undoubtedly our machine of choice for Urban Reformer Pilates.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is a form of exercise which shares the principles of centring, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow of a traditional mat class performed on specialist equipment (the Reformer), allowing a more dynamic and targeted workout. The Reformer machine designed by Joseph Pilates, involves a carriage and a system of springs, ropes and pulleys creating resistance to provide an intense full body workout. A wide variety of exercises can be performed on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility and balance. Exercises consists of pushing/pulling the carriage, or holding the carriage steady during an exercise using the resistance of the springs. An extremely versatile piece of equipment, exercises on the reformer can be performed seated, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the foot-bar, perched on the foot-bar, perched on the shoulder blocks, sideways, as well as the use with additional equipment such as Pilates ring, small weights, resistance bands, and much more…
The Powers of Reformer Pilates
Improves Strength & Stamina, Flexibility, Posture & Stability, Toning muscles, Full Body workout, High intensity, Low impact, Development of good alignment, Core Strength the list is endless. Working with resistance helps to engage deeper muscles and increase overall fitness levels. As well as rehabilitate, following injury or to help with long standing conditions such as arthritis. The Pilates reformer is an amazing piece of equipment unlike no other, helping you find length space in the body. You can learn correct techniques with a supported posture with either additional assistance or gradually increased resistance. Our classes are open to all levels of ability with optional modifications and variations for those looking for a more intermediate/advanced practice. Whether you are a regular practitioner or Reformer novice any class will be open to you for you to achieve incredible results!
We are extremely lucky to have some of London & Essex’s leading Reformer Pilates teachers instructing our classes offering a diverse and innovative approach to Reformer Pilates and full body conditioning, as well as mindfulness. Motivating and inspiring you on a daily basis, pushing you to our limits to work muscles you have never felt before and encouraging you to take a step out of your comfort zone to achieve your fitness goals.
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