WHAT IS THE PILATES REFORMER?
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates called his method "Contrology”.
Our Pilates Reformers provide a fun, invigorating and unique form of exercise with countless benefits. The Reformer is a versatile machine using springs for resistance, a carriage, straps and bars to tailor the routine to your needs. The reformer can be used lying, sitting or standing and is personalized so you get an awesome workout.
All of our trainers have studied to become Certified Reformer Pilates instructors under the FITour Teacher Training module. They understand the movement of the body to achieve maximal strength, flexibility, muscular balance and endurance. With their combination of degrees and experience, our Pilates Instructors are able to provide you with unbelievable results no matter your fitness level.
Pilates looks deceptively easy but the often-tiny movements improve balance and core strength. Pilates does this in part by reinforcing the bond between mind and muscles, helping people engage the right muscles in the core. This leads to better posture and control over the body's movements.
-- Cherie Wells
Cherie Wells is a senior lecturer in physical therapy at Australia's Griffith University. Wells' research has found that the core strengthening perks of pilates may also ease pain and improve daily life for people suffering from chronic low-back pain.