The Pilates method, also known as “Contrology” was created and developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. His technique focuses on strengthening and activating your “core”, the deep lying muscles of your trunk. One of the key principles of the Pilates Method is breathing, and allowing the breath to lead your movements. Keeping centered and strong in your “core” whilst moving the rest of your body with fluidity and ease, is what makes the Pilates Method so challenging.
The classical Pilates repertoire includes 34 set exercises.
These can be carried out on the mat or on specially developed Pilates machines, such as the Pilates Reformer.
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What is Reformer Pilates?
The Reformer resembles a rowing machine (some say a medieval torture machine!) and consists of a movable carriage with bars, pulleys, straps and springs. It is very versatile and allows you to carry out Pilates exercises in a variety of positions including standing.
The main difference between reformer and mat work lies in the added resistance provided by the springs in comparison to mat work, where you are challenged by gravity and your own body weight.
The Pilates reformer offers a low impact yet challenging workout which is ideal for a cardio based workout as well as building up strength after an injury.