This class is for beginners and intermediate levels.
What is a Reformer?
The reformer is a specialised piece of equipment known as the workhorse of all Pilates equipment. It was invented by Joe Pilates to help people to perform his fitness exercises more correctly and beneficially. The Reformer really does re-form the body.
It consists of a long wooden frame that moves back and forth with a spring resistance system. It may look like an ancient contraption used for torture. But in fact, it is quite the opposite.
The pilates reformer was designed to transform the body. Clients glide through exercises in deep concentration. When finished, you feel refreshed, not exhausted. A person learning the exercises on the Pilates reformer will first feel better, and then appear taller and leaner, more toned and flexible.
• To increase spinal flexibility.
• To bring about positive adjustment to distorted muscle patterns.
• To enhance range of motion.
• To Improve posture.
• To bring about stronger and more toned abdominal and back muscles.
To bring you a uniquely balanced program of Personal Training and Pilates on the Reformer. It will assist you through the more challenging exercises and add resistance on easier exercises. You'll be trained and advised by a specialist with a solid academic background and years of hands on experience who will design a unique program for you to stretch and strengthen muscles, improve abdominal strength, adjust spinal alignment and decrease stress. It is geared toward strengthening the whole body including the stabilizing muscles that are the smaller muscles you do not see.
The reformer is a key component of the Galway Pilates system of injury rehabilitation. All exercises performed on the reformer are up to date and in line with the latest research findings on spinal stability training. You will get more out of your fitness routine with proper use of the reformer. We will lead you through a series of exercises according to your ability and Pilates experience, making sure you are performing each movement correctly before going on to the next.
The technique focuses on balance and the coordination of the upper and lower musculature with the torso as centre. Each exercise session builds upon the methods learned from the previous session.
Sessions are either private One to One, or semi-private, with a maximum of three people in a session.