Like general Pilates workout, Reformer will also build up your strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. You will benefit from improvement in your daily movements such as better posture and relief of your back pain. However, with the use of equipment, Reformer Pilates can offer something more than doing Pilates on mat. Take a look at some of the benefits of working out on Reformer Pilates.
Reformer Pilates works using the resistance of springs, which is similar to weight training that challenges you physically and mentally. There are lots of variation of exercises that can work your arms, legs, butt, back and literally entire body. Resistance training gets you not only a toned body, it also eases your aging problems. This is because when working out on Reformer, you will spend most of the time laying down or sitting or kneeling on the carriage, hence exerting little force on your joints. This works as a great tool for recovering from injury and strengthening the muscles around problematic joints to keep them strong and injury-free.
When working on Reformer, muscles work against force resistance to achieve eccentric contraction, which stimulates the muscles and helps to achieve long and strong muscles. As your muscles are being strengthened, you are able to engage in intense exercises for extended periods without getting tired. Having stronger muscles and toned physique, you can perform everyday tasks without fatigue too!
Reformer Pilates works to lengthen the spine and improves spinal alignment, allowing the body to stabilize. Joints will be free from strains that caused from the misaligned spine. Hence, muscles are balanced and get more familiar in the correct position, which allows you to get a proper posture and look taller and leaner.
When performing any sports activity, breathing is one of the most important techniques you need to master. By using Reformer, it can assist in the training of proper breathing. Breathing becomes heavier and less frequent when working on the Reformer. However, over time, deeper breathing boosts lung capacity and allowing you to work out longer and at a more efficient rate.
Ease Back Pain
A Reformer Pilates workout works your whole body with the specially designed system of movements to strengthen your weak spots, stretch your tight spots, increase your mobility and realign your body. By stabilizing the core’s lumbar-pelvic (lower back) area, stress and tensions can be alleviated from the suffered region and enhance your mobility. Furthermore, when working on a Reformer, the pressure is take off your back as the padding on Reformer is as thick as 10 yoga mats. So this allows more controlled movements with minimal exertion on your tensed area.
However, it is always important to do reformer pilates with a personal trainer, especially if you are tending to an injury. There is a huge difference between pilates as an exercise and pilates as a form of therapy. Our experienced instructors will assist you with handling the reformer and will also ensure that proper techniques are being used so that they don’t aggravate your current injury.
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