One of the best ways to stay motivated throughout your health and fitness journey is to give new forms of exercise a try to keep things interesting. With that in mind, reformer Pilates could be the perfect option if you’re looking for a new, unique way to challenge your body. Let’s take a closer look at just some of the benefits of giving reformer Pilates a try.
1. Low impact
One of the best things about reformer Pilates is that you can work all of your major muscle groups without putting your body under undue pressure. Due to reformer Pilates being a low impact exercise, it’s the perfect option if you’re recovering from injury or easing back into exercise. Just make sure you let your teacher know if you suffer from any injuries and they can modify as necessary
2. Increase flexibility
Improving your flexibility can help with muscular balance, improve posture and reduce the risk of injuries and reformer Pilates is a perfect way to increase your flexibility safely. Using the reformer bed can help with deep stretching and help achieve a full range of motion which might otherwise not be possible without the help of the straps and cables.
3. Improve muscular strength
Make no mistake – although it’s low impact, reformer Pilates will give your muscles a real workout! While mat Pilates relies on your own body weight for resistance, reformer Pilates has the added resistance provided by the springs and carriage. As you progress with reformer, you can also increase the resistance on the springs so you can continue to challenge your muscles week after week. You’ll also be working all of your major muscle groups in each class to build muscular balance.
4. Easy to get the hang of
Yes, the first time you see that reformer bed it can look a little like a medieval torture device. However, it’s easy to get the hang of and after a few sessions, you’ll be using the reformer bed like a pro. Come along early to your first class and your teacher will be happy to show you the ropes (literally) and they’ll also walk around during that class to make sure you’re using the apparatus correctly. With reformer Pilates, not only do you see physical results but you’ll also discover a fun and motivating way to enhance your health and wellbeing.
At KĀYA Health Clubs, we offer mat and reformer Pilates from our convenient Prahran and Melbourne CBD locations. Our passionate teachers will guide you through each class and offer modifications along the way to ensure you get the most out of your Pilates experience. Take a break from your busy day to day life and escape into the serene surrounds of our state of the art studios.
For Pilates reformer classes for beginners all the way up to advanced, contact KĀYA today on (03) 9090 1000.