Our Reformer Classes
What is Reformer?
A lot of people have never heard of the Reformer and we always think of Pilates as being done on a Mat. However, Pilates originally started on the Pilates equipment. Joseph Pilates the founder of the Pilates movement wanted to find a way that people who were in hospital could exercise and maintain their strength. He came up with the idea of attaching springs to the hospital beds. This progressed into the development of the Pilates method and the equipment such as the Reformer that we use today.
The Reformer is a bed with a moving carriage. It has a series of springs attached to the carriage that can be adjusted to provide assistance or resistance to the movements. It is a great way to strengthen but also increase your body awareness and control. Exercises can be performed in a variety of positions to work different areas of the body. At Physio 2 Pilates we are lucky to have the Allegro II Reformers.
What Are The Benefits?
The Reformer provides a fantastic workout. It is ideal if you want to work on strengthening and toning as the added resistance of the springs can create more of a challenge. The great thing about it though is you can tailor it to the level you want to work at by adding or reducing the number of springs for any particular exercise. Exercises can work on balance, strength and flexibility, working the whole body. The Pilates Reformer is used by a wide range of people from those suffering from back pain to those in elite sports. Most importantly it is great fun!
Before You Book
We want you to get the most out of attending our sessions. The more we know about you, including your goals and any injuries or medical conditions, the more we can help. For this reason we require you to attend a 50 minute individual consultation with one of our Physiotherapists, before joining a class. This ensures that we are able to find the right class at the right level to suit your needs. We will also show you the safe use of the Pilates Reformer.
Click below to find out more about our different types of Reformer Classes
I have been coming to Physio 2 Pilates for over 2 years now. I do 2 classes a week, a Mat class and a Reformer class. I had various aches and pains, nothing serious, but a lack of flexibility and get up and go.
Since doing Pilates the aching back, the tight shoulders and neck tension are a thing of the past and I generally feel fitter and more active. The Physios taking the classes know you and ensure you are cared for and that you exercise in a way that will not strain you but you will be challenged to do as much as you can do. As class sizes are small, they can adapt exercises to suit you. They are always encouraging and supportive. For the first time ever, I look forward to exercise classes and always have a greater sense of well being after a class. Not to mention being an inch taller after all the stretching!
I find these classes excellent, I like the fact that there are not large numbers of people. I feel the quality of the class is assured as the instructors are all fully trained and qualified Physiotherapists....everyone is able to work at their own level and injuries are taken into account.Elaine, Solihull
Its good to find a Pilates class run by Physiotherapists who take such care to tailor the exercises to the abilities and physical problems of the individual class members, they also make it fun to be there!Carole, Solihull
Sessions are rigorous and enjoyable.....and the personal attention we receive within the group is excellent. I cannot recommend this provision highly enoughAD, Solihull
Ive attended Physio 2 Pilates for over three years now and what a difference its made to me on a number of levels!
All instructors are all well trained, effective communicators and are committed to what they do. Class sizes mean the team gets to know the individual, and their capabilities, allowing them to tailor elements of the class to individual needs, if necessary.
Wholly recommended - theyre a great team.Anne, Solihull
Its important to me that the Pilates instructors are all qualified Physiotherapists - they give individual attention to each and every one of us during the class - this makes me feel safe and supported whilst enjoying the very friendly atmosphere. I always feel better after my Pilates class!Sue, Hall Green