What is a Pilates Reformer?

Invented by Pilates’s founder Joseph Pilates, the reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks on it that keep a practitioner from sliding off the end of the reformer as they push or pull the carriage.


At the spring end of the reformer there is an adjustable bar called a footbar. The footbar can be used by the feet or hands as a practitioner moves the carriage. The reformer also has long straps with handles on them that are attached to the top end of the frame.


Benefits of working out on a Pilates Reformer

The High-Tech Pilates reformer will not only tone your body but also help you lose weight without any pain. The benefits of exercising on a High-Tech Pilates Reformer are as follows:

• Increased Flexibility

The greatest benefit of exercising on a Pilates reformer is that it stretches your muscles in precise movements which free-hand exercise does not allow due to lack of support. The pressure of the spring helps to focus on the contraction and extension of the muscle in equal pressure which increases flexibility in both directions of the muscle movement.

• Improved Posture

Pilates exercises help your spine become more flexible and helps to improve all the muscles in the back. The core which is responsible for the posture is strengthened while you exercise on a Pilates reformer

• Stronger Core

Pilates main focus is the core. Almost every exercise you perform on this machine will have some connection to using your core. Pilates will work your core muscles more than you probably ever have. Many people who suffer from low back. By strengthening your core, you will not only get a strong abdomen but also abs that is visible.

• Increased Muscular Endurance

Muscular endurance is the ability of the muscle to sustain a repeated action against resistance. Building your muscular endurance will allow you to do more exercises, for longer periods. By using the Pilates reformer, your muscles will be working against a resistance which can really help to increase muscle endurance.

• Achieve a stunning physique

Pilates helps you tone your muscles by stretching your muscle fibres. It gives you a more toned and elongated look than a bulky look gained by weight training. Pilates is suitable for women who want feminine yet strong body with a beautiful shape.


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