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Reformer Pilates

a full body workout on the pilates reformer will enhance your pilates experience

Reformer pilates classes in Leeds

Our Reformer Pilates classes are accessible, inclusive, friendly, and our world-class teaching team will help you achieve your individual goals. In addition, reformer Pilates offers you a full-body Pilates experience.

Reformer Pilates is performed on specialist equipment (the reformer), which allows for a more dynamic, and targeted workout.

A workout like  no other

The Pilates reformer is an amazing piece of apparatus unlike no other; the reformer helps you to find length and space in the body. It’s a far cry from a workout aimed at your core, this piece of apparatus helps create internal pressure to elongate the spine, joints, and muscles. Expect to work on your flexibility, strength, stamina and enjoy a more balanced posture.

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Reformer Pilates Benefits

Reformer Pilates offers sop many life-changing benefits. Here are our top 5 benefits to reformer Pilates classes.

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Rehabilitation

While using the reformer, your teacher will identify any imbalances within your body and adjust the exercise, add or remove props or adapt the resistance accordingly. Instead of focusing on a specific injured area, your Chapel Allerton Pilates teacher will holistically view the body. We use this approach to ensure that the targeted area is treated while balancing the muscles in the body to prevent aggravation to the injury in the future.

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Full body workout

Using a reformer to perform specific movements provides a balanced, full-body workout. The subtly of the springs on a reformer strengthens the entire body. Where there is weakness, you can work unilaterally to focus on and correct imbalances.

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Build strength and tone

Reformer Pilates allows you to move through your full range while working on strengthening muscles. This dynamic exercise uses the machine’s springs to create resistance and focus equally on the concentric and eccentric contractions. This method creates long, lean, toned muscles.

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Low impact exercise

If you’re looking for a low impact, but high-intensity exercise reformer Pilates is for you. Reformer Pilates is ideal if you are recovering from an injury or unable to do high-impact exercise. The springs and ropes are designed to allow you to work the horizontal plane rather than weight-bearing, which reduces the load through your body.

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Improves core and posture

If you’re looking for a low impact, but high-intensity exercise reformer Pilates is for you. Reformer Pilates is ideal if you are recovering from an injury or unable to do high-impact exercise. The springs and ropes are designed to allow you to work the horizontal plane rather than weight-bearing, which reduces the load through your body.

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How to use a Pilates Reformer

There are three main things you need to know about the Pilates Reformer when looking at how to use the machine.

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Springs

The springs sit underneath the carriage, and by changing the springs, the carriage resistance becomes more accessible or more difficult to move along the frame. The springs are colour coded, and you can have more than one spring attached to the carriage at a time. The lighter the spring does not equate to a more effortless movement; if the spring weight is lighter, the resistance on the carriage will be more lightweight. This means you will have to engage more core strength to stay balanced.

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The carriage

The carriage is the base of the Pilates reformer, which is the platform on which most exercises are conducted. The carriage glides on wheels located just inside the frame and is tethered by the springs. The carriage moves along the frame vertically and will be pushed and pulled by your body weight. You can operate the carriage in two ways. The first is laying flat on top of it, ensuring your neck is placed between the shoulder rests for safety. You will then push and pull the carriage along the frame using either the foot bar at the front of the platform or the straps. The second way the carriage can be used is for seated exercises or lunges.

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Straps

The reformer has long straps located at the top of the frame with handles for feet or hands. The springs are adjusted to affect the footbar and the straps to modify the workout for different skill levels and body types.

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Next Steps

If you are interested in starting Reformer Pilates class with us at Chapel Allerton Pilates, here are the steps you need to take;

1

Create a Mind Body Online account

Create a Mind Body account here

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Book a Pilates class

Select the beginner or mixed level class you want to attend

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Pilates Introductory offer

Purchase our INTRO OFFER  and book an equipment class for just £12* – book via Mind Body Online.

RESISTANCE AND ASSISTANCE AS YOU MOVE YOUR BODY

The Pilates Reformer is a wonderful way to experience Pilates. Using springs and straps to give you resistance and assistance as you move. During our Reformer classes you will experience flowing lengthening movements taking you on a full-body integrated journey.

We offer various levels for our Reformer Pilates classes:

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