Reformer Pilates is a form of Pilates done on an apparatus that looks like an old-fashioned bed frame. It differs from Matwork Pilates because the resistance provided enables a greater load to be applied to the whole of the body.

The carriage of the reformer is loaded by a number of springs, which attach to the carriage of the frame. 

When the carriage slides horizontally, resistance is created and the adjustable springs allow for progressive resistance, which helps to lengthen and strengthen the muscles rather than building bulk. 

It has a gliding platform on which you can sit, kneel, stand or lie on your front, back or side. You push and pull off the foot bar to slide back and forth along the rails in a controlled manner, while the tension in the springs gently works the muscles. This creates an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints.

The Pilates Reformer group sessions have a maximum of six clients. As you progress, the fitness challenge becomes significantly greater and you’ll engage muscles you never knew you had, as it has a strong impact upon the body.

I absolutely love the reformer classes - they make me feel so much more aware and better about every muscle in my body!
Dorte (aged 44)
I absolutely love the reformer classes - they make me feel so much more aware and better about every muscle in my body!
Dorte (aged 44)