SAVVY has recently introduced Reformer Pilates to its list of offerings. This low-impact workout has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason – it offers numerous benefits for the mind and body.
Reformer Pilates is a type of exercise that involves a machine called a Pilates reformer. The reformer is a sliding platform with springs and straps that can be adjusted to different levels of resistance. It allows for a full-body workout that is both challenging but gentle on the joints.
One of the biggest benefits of reformer Pilates is that it helps improve posture and alignment. Many of us spend hours each day sitting at a desk or looking down at our phones, which can lead to poor posture and back pain. Reformer Pilates strengthens the core muscles that support the spine, which can help alleviate these issues.
Another benefit of reformer Pilates is that it can help increase flexibility and range of motion. The machine allows for a wide range of movements that can be adjusted to your individual level of flexibility. Regular practice can lead to improved flexibility and mobility, which can make daily activities easier and reduce the risk of injury.
Reformer Pilates is also a great workout for building strength and toning muscles. The resistance provided by the springs on the reformer helps build lean muscle mass, which can lead to a more toned and defined physique. It also improves overall muscular endurance, which can make other types of workouts easier and more effective.
In addition to the physical benefits, reformer Pilates is also great for mental health. The focus on breathing and concentration can help reduce stress and improve mindfulness. Many people find that reformer Pilates is a great way to de-stress and clear their minds after a long day.
At Savvy, reformer Pilates classes are led by qualified instructors, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists who guide participants through a series of exercises on the reformer. We offer recreational classes that cater for all levels as well as clinical classes which are programmed for the individual’s needs.
Overall, the introduction of reformer Pilates to SAVVY is a great addition to our already impressive list of offerings. With its numerous physical and mental benefits, it’s a workout that is accessible to people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to improve your posture, increase your flexibility, or just de-stress after a long day, reformer Pilates is definitely worth trying out. You can access a free class via our website.