I recently have started teaching weekly Reformer classes at the beautiful Akasha Wellness Studio in Bishops Stortford. Each class I teach reinforces the absolute elegance and grace of the Reformer repertoire. We all know the fantastic benefits of Pilates including flat abdominals, strong back, long, lean muscles, flexibility, overall body conditioning and injury prevention and there is no piece of Pilates equipment more cleverly designed to deliver and enhance these benefits than the Pilates Reformer.
The Reformer is one of the most recognisable pieces of Studio equipment and holds an excellent reputation for producing amazing results. One of the many advantages is the fact it's raised above ground level, therefore providing the instructor with an excellent vantage point to observe and correct alignment and technique. Invented by Joseph Pilates, it consists of a series of springs, straps, pulleys and a gliding platform, the machine offers a versatile, impact free workout that enables the client to perform resistance exercises whilst lying down, sitting, kneeling or standing.
It is because of the versatility of the Reformer that the whole body can be dynamically trained in so many varied and different ways. There are literally hundreds of exercises to enhance strength, length, mobility, flexibility and balance. You will work your whole body from head to toe in challenging workouts that promote natural body movement and alignment.
Oh yes! Every week I feel like a child in a sweet shop!
In the UK more and more Matwork instructors are further enhancing and developing their training by certifying in the Studio Equipment and in 2015 we have added Equipment specific workshops and more Reformer training dates to our calendar
For full details about our Reformer Training visit www.jpilates.co.uk