The benefits of Reformer Training
Pilates is more than just a series of exercises on a mat, such as those offered in big gyms. The true basis of Pilates is the piece of equipment called the Reformer. While mat exercises concentrate on the core, Pilates with a Reformer also works the arms and legs in all planes of motion. This machine is unlike the typical stair climber, bike, or treadmill – the Reformer is designed to leverage specific Pilates movements to improve the overall mind and body connection. Pilates resembles yoga in several aspects. They share the important principle of thinking and breathing through exercises, resulting in a workout that is relaxing for the body and stimulating for the mind.
Pilates is a kinder, gentler exercise for your body with all the benefits of strength training. To improve posture, we work the small muscles neglected in most strength training programs. Good posture helps eliminate back pain and prevents injuries. The Reformer adds increased resistance to the movement. By working to overcome this resistance, you benefit from an increased fitness level.
Ten good reasons to get started with STOTT PILATES®
- flatten, tone and strengthen abs
- longer leaner muscles
- improve posture
- prevent injury
- increase circulation, relieve tension
- enhance body awareness
- balance strength with flexibility
- heighten concentration
- enhance athletic performance
- boost slf-esteem