How Is the Pilates Reformer?

The Pilates reformer is a new way of doing Pilates that has been discovered recently and is gaining a lot of popularity in recent years.

Reformer Pilates differs from other types of Pilates in some important aspects, making them totally different activities from each other despite the fact that they share a part of the name (one is called reformer Pilates and another is called Pilates).

This new sport can provide you with a lot of benefits, but few people know what this new type of Pilates is really like or how it is done, therefore it is necessary to explain a little about what this type of Pilates is like.

What do you need for the Pilates reformer?

  • Go to a place where there is a Pilate’s reformer machine.
  • A Pilate’s reformer instructor.
  • A tracksuit and suitable footwear.
  • Eager to learn and exercise.

Instructions for the Pilates reformer

  1. What the sport consists of:
    Pilate’s reformer is a sport that is performed with a special machine created by Joseph Pilates, in which we will be able to exercise many parts of the body at the same time using the different angles of resistance offered by the machine. This machine works by resistance pulleys, from which harnesses come out in which we will put our lower and upper extremities. Depending on the way in which we do it, we are going to be able to exercise a number of muscles or others, which is why it is a very useful machine to exercise the whole body.
  2. Benefits:
    Thanks to this machine, we will be able to improve a lot in many aspects of our physique and our mind.

    1. Strength gains: Thanks to the reformer Pilate’s machine we will be able to gain a large amount of physical strength, since the muscle is created when it has an obstacle or resistance to overcome and in this machine we are in constant tension due to the pulleys.
    2. Flexibility gains: Another benefit of this machine is that it allows us to achieve an increase in the flexibility of our body. In some postures performed on this machine, we are going to bend and stretch quite a bit, thus increasing the degree of flexibility of our muscles throughout the body.
    3. Relaxation: Pilates reformer improves blood circulation, improves our ability to concentrate and is also capable of making us feel good simply because it is fun; therefore, there is no excuse not to practice it.

How to practice reformer Pilates:
The practice of this sport is somewhat complex, so it is necessary to give some advice on how to start practicing it, since it is good to have a good guide to start practicing this wonderful sport. The first thing is to find out about the gyms that have this Pilates reformer machine, since it is a somewhat rare machine that not all gyms have... The second thing is to speak with an instructor so that he can teach you how to use it, since supervision of physical activity is necessary so that the benefits of the machine are as great as possible. In addition, misuse of it could lead to injuries caused by poor posture, so that’s why you should always have the help of a professional in the field. Finally, you must be consistent and practice reformer Pilates whenever you can, to obtain the maximum possible benefits of this wonderful sport.

Pilates reformer tips

  • Normal Pilates: If you cannot practice reformer Pilates, you will always have normal Pilates, which is a great activity to improve strength, concentration and flexibility. In addition, normal Pilates is much more widespread than the reformer, since it can be done without any kind of strange machine, which is why it is found in almost all gyms in the world due to its simplicity. You can also find Pilates classes on the net, which are quite complete and can be done by practically everyone, regardless of gender and age.
  • Consult your doctor: Before doing any kind of sporting activity, we always recommend visiting a doctor for advice about doing some kind of physical activity in particular. The reason is that there are people with heart problems who cannot make very great efforts, or must make them in a very gentle way. The doctor will dispel all your doubts, so visit him without hesitation.
  • Patience: As the Pilates reformer machine is somewhat strange, it is perfectly normal that at first you do not get used to it and that you do not know how to perform the Pilates exercises correctly. However, you must have a lot of patience and not get frustrated because sooner or later everything will end up as it should. Follow the instructions of the trainer to the letter and do not get distracted or frustrated, because sooner or later everything will work out correctly and you will become an expert in the field.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top