Pilates Reformer classes can be both intriguing and intimidating. They can look complicated and inaccessible – a workout for exclusive celebrities or seasoned champions of Pilates. However, this could not be further from the truth! Reformer Pilates is designed for people of all levels of skill, strength, and flexibility. We are here to help de-mystify this alluring Pilates apparatus.
Socks, Socks, Socks
Before your first class, you’re going to want to invest in some (cute!) grippy bottom socks. For your convenience, we carry Sashi and Toesox in studio that you can purchase before your session. We require these for all equipment classes for an extra barrier of protection, as well as to help prevent you from sliding around. We also like to keep the equipment clean and sanitary for both you and the next person!
Start With the Basics
Since there is a little more going on with a Reformer class – straps and coils that we need to educate you on how to use – we recommend a one on one session OR a beginner session to start out with. No matter your fitness level, if you’ve never taken a Reformer class before, we like to show you how personally how to use the equipment to maximize your workout.
We offer a New Client Special for Reformer which is either a free 30 minute private demonstration class OR a free 45 minute group class. In these classes, we teach you everything you need to know about using the equipment as well as some technique to achieve your desired results. Our beginner classes are kept simple and basic for that same reason – to really make sure you are utilizing the equipment and body placement to maximize your results. After a few beginner sessions, we can guide you on what level class (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) that you should be booking next!
A Practice that Build on Itself
If you’re an active person already, your first class may not feel very difficult. But Reformer Pilates is a practice that builds on itself. It aims to work small muscle groups, often overlooked by other workouts – which can feel sore days later. If you’re coming back to exercise or new to working out, you will likely feel sore after your first class!
Everbalance Reformer classes are completely customizable. Once you have one session completed, we can kick it up a notch or dial it back based on how challenging you find the exercises. Again, this is a practice that build on itself – so we recommend taking 3-4 Reformer sessions before making up your mind about it! It’s hard to tell after only one session the effects on your body.
Ditch the Burn & Go for Feel-Good
Even though you are working your core A LOT on the Reformer, the workout is designed to leave you feeling good. The coils provide varying level of resistance so you are achieving muscle tone in an effective, proactive way. Expect balance work mixed with feel-good stretches that are very accessible – often times the apparatus assists your stretches and does the work for you… just sit back and enjoy!
You don’t have to feel exhausted after a work out for it to be effective. Reformer Pilates yields amazing muscular and flexibility results in a way that feel highly enjoyable. But don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself what this apparatus can do for you!!