The core is the center of the body just like the center of the Earth. Everything is connected to that. Movement depends on the ability of the core to operate. When you strengthen your core you gain greater flexibility and improve your quality of life as you age.
You get the definition in the muscles through the way we teach you to use the resistance on the Pilates Reformer machines. This very precise slower movement of building the muscle and then lengthening it within the same routine results in longer leaner muscles. You’ll have a smaller shape and a better physique.
Toned abs & arms, firm butt & thighs. When we teach, we follow the core principals of Pilates. We teach you the correct way of engaging your muscles without using momentum like some weight exercises do. We focus on every little muscle in your body as well as the big ones. Focusing on the small muscles help define the larger ones. Toning comes from the way the exercises define the muscles.
Pilates was developed for rehabilitation and as such with those principals in mind it helps in spinal movement and increase overall flexibility. Conventional workouts tend to focus on the same muscles over and over again. Subsequently this means that weak muscles get weaker and strong muscles get stronger. The net result is muscular imbalance - a primary cause of injury and back and neck pains. With Pilates Reformer you’ll avoid this, help slow down the effects of ageing and prolong your body through life.
Many athletes include Pilates Reformer as part of their training plans to ensure that no muscle groups are over or under trained, the body is nicely balanced and the core is strong. As the smaller muscles are also trained, it reduces the chance of injury and increases performance. With gentled efffective excercise it is also also fantastic for athletes who are recovering from injuries.
WHO CAN DO PILATES REFORMER?
Men and women of all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds can do Pilates. The exercises can be modified for various body types, comfort levels and physical conditions. Pilates is intelligent exercise. For many, the movement feels so good that it becomes a life-long practice. People who practice Pilates develop exquisite body-mind awareness, muscular strength, and flexibility. These same people may have chronic illnesses yet they have come to the ultimate achievement in gracefully managing their health.
HOW CAN PILATES HELP FIRM AND TONE MY BODY?
In every exercise on the reformer machine, you will engage all of the muscles in your body so you're getting a total-body workout, strengthening your muscles equally and proportionally.The reformer allows you to vary the resistance you're working against by adjusting the number of springs connecting the carriage to the frame. The dynamic resistance the springs provide also means you have to work that much harder. Therefore, Pilates on reformer will help you firm and tone your body faster than mat pilates.
HOW SOON DO I SEE RESULTS?
"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference and in 30 sessions you will have a new body" Joseph Pilates, Founder of Pilates. Most of the clients have found this to be true and many start seeing results shortly after attending regular classes at least 2-3 times per week.
HOW CAN PILATES ON REFORMER HELP IMPROVE MY OTHER SPORTS?
The global benefits of Pilates on reformer, such as enhanced body awareness, improved neuromuscular coordination and greater strength and flexibility, will improve sports performance no matter what your game. You can also practice Pilates on reformer conditioning for your favorite sport, to gain that extra edge and prep yourself for the game. Pilates on reformer training for golf, for example, will help you achieve a smoother, more efficient golf swing with greater range of motion, all while protecting against injury.
Pilates on reformer benefits for racket sports such golf, tennis, badminton are:
1) Heightened breathing awareness, promoting focus and decreasing neck tension
2) Enhanced stabilization of the spine during rotation, helping to prevent injury and promoting better biomechanics
3) Added strength and flexibility of the hip joints, allowing easier load transfer and allowing greater rotation during your swing
4) Increased symmetry of the body
HOW DOES PILATES HELP WEIGHT LOSS?
Pilates benefits the body by strengthening, toning and building muscle mass. The increase in muscle mass causes a corresponding increases in metabolic rate, which can aid with weight loss (along with cardio supplementation). Stronger, healthier muscles will also metabolize fat much more effectively than weak, untrained muscles.The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength-training component, such as Pilates exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.