Reformer Pilates is our most popular option here at our Willoughby Studio on the North Shore. There are literally hundreds of exercises one can perform on a Reformer machine. Our Pilates Instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable as well as passionate about supporting you with your goals.

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What is Pilates Reformer?

Pilates is a safe system of mind-body exercise that can be performed on a mat or on specialised studio pilates equipment, such as the Reformer machine. Various props are also used within pilates exercises  – some to enhance the intensity, others to reduce the intensity, or to provide support.

Pilates incorporates all kinds of muscle contractions: eccentric (lengthening under tension), concentric (shortening under tension), and isometric (where the muscle is held in a static contraction).

The key feature of pilates’ success is the focus on eccentric muscle contractions. This is where a muscle lengthens as it resists force. The Pilates Reformer machine is set up for eccentric contraction. This is one of the fundamentals to achieving long, strong lean muscles that Pilates is renowned for.

What is is the Pilates Reformer machine?

The Reformer machine’s ‘carriage’ rolls backwards and forwards with different adjustable springs for providing all kinds of resistance. The instability of the carriage provides challenge for one’s core strength and balance, whilst simultaneously increasing flexibility as the Reformer trains the body to sustain length. The pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage and body weight is generally strength building. The exercises provide enough resistance and variety in movement to also help build bone mass.

Pilates, and in particular Pilates Reformer is renowned worldwide for successfully building a strong core, improved posture and creating better ease of movement. Pilates is also used by both pilates teachers and other health clinicians to improve dysfunctional movement patterns and rehabilitate old injuries. Pilates is suitable for both women and men of all ages. It is also widely used to enhance sports performance for athletes around the world.

Benefits of Pilates Reformer Classes

  • Pilates is suitable for Women, Men of all ages & fitness levels
  • Improved strength
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improve body symmetry & dysfunctional movement patterns
  • Balance
  • Joint mobility
  • Relieves stress & tension
  • Flexibility
  • Core strength
  • Improved posture
  • For athletes, sports people of all levels, pilates can complement training by developing whole body strength and flexibility and help reduce the risk of injury.

How do I book a Pilates Reformer Class?

We offer both group Reformer Pilates classes (maximum 7 participants and 9 for Pilates Circuit / HIIT ) and individual     1: 1 sessions.

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To book into a Pilates Reformer class, go to our timetable to book in, then you will be prompted with a box to login or create a log in. You can do this via our website or app ‘Studio High Street Movement’. From there, (if new to the studio), you’ll need to enter your contact details and your injury history. You can purchase our Introductory Offer, a Single Pass or a Class Pack then book into the required class.

If you’re after a private 1: 1 consultation, you can purchase it online via our website or app then contact us by email, phone or text to arrange your appointment time.

'Phyiscal fitness is the first requisite of happiness' - Joseph Pilates

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