Using the Pilates reformer has all the benefits of the Pilates matwork repertoire, but it is so much more!
The resistance of the pulleys and springs are far better than just your bodyweight on the mat, the resistance can be adjusted to speed up recovery/results and, by ensuring you do the exercises in the CORRECT alignment, you will achieve better posture, which in turn reduces the chance of injury, retrains misaligned muscle patterning, challenges your stability/mobility and helps you build up your core strength quicker.
Some of the other positives include better back health, flexibility and body awareness, and that can't be a bad thing can it?
Way back in the 1900s Joseph Pilates created the Reformer by fixing springs and pulleys to the beds of bedridden patients to enable them to exercise and thus speed up their recovery.
This primitive version of the Reformer has developed over the years into a version of what you see in the photo. There are many different versions of the reformer, some metal, some wooden, some more expensive than others, different spring tensions etc. but all of them are basically the same shape and all designed with more or less the same intentions/functionality into them.
I currently run private one to one sessions on the reformer at my studio in Preston, Weymouth. These sessions are tailored to suit your invidual needs, which will help you achieve your Pilates goals much quicker. Why not contact me to find out more about Pilates on the reformer?