Our peaceful space at Pilates-Care includes a fully equipped clinical Reformer
and anti-slip mats. We offer a variety of session formats, each tailored to an individuals
specific needs. An exercise plan is created for each individuals circumstances, underlying conditions and goals.
Sessions are modified for a steady and safe progression and to keep it interesting and fresh.
If you have any queries or questions before venturing on your Pilates journey, scroll down for more information and please do get in touch.
Private sessions are specifically designed for the individual clients needs using specialist equipment including Reformer,
mat based exercises and props to enhance movement.
The Reformer sessions may be complimented with other equipment to provide comfort where needed. To protect injuries or support weak muscles or to increase the difficulty level of exercises to match the clients fitness levels.
Reformer Pilates is especially suitable for clients recovering from injury or with pre-existing conditions that are seeking rehabilitation and those who have been referred by physiotherapists, chiropractors or their GP.
The Pilates reformer is a traditional piece of Pilates equipment which looks like a bed with springs, a sliding carriage, ropes and pulleys. The origins of the Pilates reformer date back to the original Pilates studio in New York in the 1920's and was designed by Joseph Pilates himself.
Using a reformer allows more focus on the areas of the body that require special attention while not exposing other areas to undue strain.
There are a broad range of exercises with variations in difficulty depending on the clients strengths and weaknesses. These variations provide a progression as strength is improved while keeping the routines fresh and varied.
Reformer Pilates is superior to mat based Pilates as the repertoire of exercises available is greatly increased providing far more variety. The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well as increasing stability through the joints.
Reformer Pilates can provide a full-body workout to develop a strong core by supporting and strengthening the muscles of the torso, hips, shoulders and pelvis.
The reformer is also more ideal than the mat for those with injuries or chronic imbalances or just find it difficult to get on and off the floor. One misconception is that Reformer Pilates is harder than Mat Pilates, when in fact it can be the opposite.