If you want to achieve a lean, long and strong body, enrolling in Pilates class is the answer. Pilates has been around since decades ago and more than 11 million around the world have been practicing it since. It even has rehabilitative capability for over trained athletes and people who experienced injury. During the 80’s, a modern variation of Pilates was developed for a safer and more effective fitness programme which suits anybody of any gender and age.
Pilates Reformer is the main equipment because it offers a wide range of body-improving benefits. Compared to other Pilates equipment, Pilates Reformer is the most popular as there are more than three hundreds exercises that can be performed using Reformer. If you are serious about advancing in your Pilates class, you should not miss the routines done using a Reformer.
Reformers originally created by Joseph Pilates were made with wooden frame and looked attractive. The downside of these Reformers however, was that they could not be attuned depending on the student’s height. During the 80’s when Pilates was first developed, a better version of Reformer was also constructed which was able to adjust with the students’ height and body built.
Reformers used in Pilates classes come in different types depending on the purposes they serve to the clients.The general features of Pilates Reformers include a carriage which is a raised area that glides to and fro, springs for resistances and headrest. For a wider range of motion, the modern Pilates Reformer has six carriage stops unlike classic Reformers which only have four. With more number of stops, a Reformer can be used by people of different sizes. Modern Reformers for Pilates can even be purchased with added six-inch length for people who are more than six feet.
There are various types of Reformers available for different types of purposes. For example, Rehab Pilates Reformer are usually set further away from the ground and is ideal for mobility-challenged clients and sports rehab patients. This is also suitable for hundreds of full-body routines. Sports Reformer on the other hand is constructed with heavy-duty steel, has five Reformer springs to vary workouts and is perfect for varied full-body exercises.
Clients who want to gain excellent body curves choose to experience Pilates class using Reformers. This equipment is designed to improve a person’s mind and body connection, balance, flexibility and body strength. It is also suitable for people who want to gain long, lean and strong muscles without the bulk.
As Pilates Reformers work out to improve your strength and resistance by stretching your muscles in the legs and arms, this equipment does not create tension in your joints unlike other gym equipment and exercises. Moreover, unlike other gym equipment, Pilates Reformers must be used properly to truly achieved the benefits it has to offer.
It might look difficult to master Reformers during your initial classes, but with the right guidance from your instructor combined with drive and passion, you will soon find ease in using Reformers for your Pilates class.
Continuous use of Pilates Reformers will strengthen your core, back and lower body. It also promotes heightened body awareness.