The reformer offers all of these Mat Pilates core-building benefits and more. The resistance of the pulley and spring system offers more resistance than what you get with just your body weight on a mat.
You'll achieve even better posture and coordination than you would with a Mat or classic fitness core routine. Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on the deep core muscles of the body. It develops strength, length, and stability.
The muscles of the abdomen, psoas, back, and glutes are all part of the "core". They all work together to support the spine and keep it in proper alignment, which reduces the possibility of injury. A balance of strength is created through this unique pattern and method of movement. The core muscles, the foundation of a strong, functionally fit body, are the focus, and are challenged on many different levels, angles and planes.
Through regular practice, the body can become incredibly strong, posture can be corrected, and the overall well-being of the mind and body improved.
Pilates can help prevent future injuries caused by over-use and over-stressing certain muscle groups. It can also help with recovery from existing injuries by re-training and re-aligning the muscles, joints and bones.Developed in the early 1930’s by Joseph Pilates, it was made popular by the ballet community, primarily in New York City, by a need to rehabilitate the body from the rigorous demands of ballet dancers.
Physical therapists realized that it was an excellent way to help rehabilitate patients with injuries in most all of the patients they treated and the method became more widespread.
Reformer Pilates pricing
Private and semi-private reformer sessions
1-hour private reformer session: $80
1-hour semi-private reformer session (2 people): $45 per person
5 private sessions: $355
5 semi-private sessions: $200
10 private sessions: $675
10 semi-private sessions: $375
20 private sessions: $1,200
Group reformer sessions
Single group reformer session: $35
5 group reformer pack: $150
10 group reformer pack: $270
20 group reformer pack: $500