Pilates Reformer Training

What is a reformer?

Invented by Joseph Pilates. It’s a bed like frame with a flat platform on it called a carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels with in the frame. Attached to this are springs which provide different levels of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. It also has straps attached to the top end of the frame which can be pulled by the arms or legs to move the carriage as well. Body weight and the resistance of the springs are what makes the carriage more or less difficult to move. Reformers are adjustable for different body types and skill levels.

What are the benefits of training on a reformer?

Improved overall strength, flexibility,coordination and balance without creating bulk. All leading to daily life improvements like better posture, stronger bones and relief from physical imbalances such as back pain. While training on the reformer the muscle lengthens as it resists a force providing what is call an eccentric muscle contraction. This is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscle without bulk. The instability of the rolling carriage is what helps to develop core strength. The stronger the core, the better the balance, posture and overall well being!

Who can benefit from training on a reformer?

Anyone from a beginning exerciser to athlete to someone rehabing from an injury. All levels of fitness can reap benefits from this type of training.

Piliates Reformer

Training packages are as follows:

1 one hr. Session – $25
4 one hr. Sessions – $80
8 one hr. Sessions – $150
12 one hr. Sessions – $225

One free assesment is included with each package

Contact Karen Rohler, certified reformer trainer for more information.