Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes too as it allows you to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs. For example if a client has had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up their recovery through controlled movement.
What to expect
I put together exercises that are focused on what your needs are, then we work through those exercises in detail. I’ll then email a selection of exercises for you to do which are important to do every other day to start with as it helps learn the Pilates method of movement and will get you better results. I’m a results driven person and so my aim for all my clients is that they see improvements quickly, or else they will get demotivated and lose interest. So to me it’s important to keep my clients motivated and get the most out of working with me.
What to bring
We will provide everything for you during the session. Should you need anything specific to you we will discuss this during the free assessment.
Tips during the class
Always stay within your range of movement, don’t look at the person next to you and think “because he/she is going that I should be able to too”. Even in a total beginner class there will be more than one level as everyone is unique. One person may have done yoga for 20 years, another not done any exercise for 30 years, and another recovering from a hip injury. So please don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
Listen to your teacher! If I say Level 2 do such and such move, if you are brand new to Pilates stick to Level 1!
Have a rest if you’ve had enough of a certain move and stretch out.
And most of all ENJOY!!