Have you tried Reformer Pilates?
Pilates is an incredible form of full-body exercise focusing on functional strength and flexibility. It has been practiced worldwide since its inception in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates. The new and light-filled clinic at 13th Beach Health Services now allows us to offer both Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates classes. Both forms of pilates aims to train the body as an integrated whole, improving flexibility, strength, core control and body awareness in a balanced fashion.
A Reformer Pilates machine is a comfortable bed-like frame with a flat platform that smoothly glides back and forth with the assistance and/or resistance created by springs. These springs provide differing levels of resistance making this machine adjustable and suitable for all. The versatility of a Reformer Pilates machine is second-to-none allowing you to complete exercises in a variety of positions from lying down, sitting to standing.
Traditional Pilates exercises remain similar across both Mat and Reformer Pilates, however the Reformer machine itself offers a unique and varied exercise environment in the way that you are pushing with or against resistance, demanding a greater strength component. Regardless of this, the key focus remains as a low impact form of exercise with great attention on the mind, breath and core control.
If you have an interest in both styles of Pilates why not trial both and reap the endless benefits of each? Despite being performed in separate classes, Mat and Reformer Pilates will compliment each other and leave you feeling stronger, balanced and refreshed.
If you haven’t attended a pilates class before this may seem unfamiliar and daunting. Our highly experienced and friendly Pilates Practitioners are trained to help people experience it for the first time. This is a form of exercise that our clinic and practitioners are passionate about and we believe you will fall in love with it just like we have.
Our classes are very welcoming and loads of fun. Ready to get started? Book your first class now.