Private reformer classes with a physiotherapist

Our Pilates reformer bed – with its leather straps, cuffs and springs – might look a bit intimidating but working on Pilates equipment is one of the most physically effective and versatile ways to practice.

Reformer beds both support and challenge your body in almost any position or direction. The pulleys help you move your arms and legs through a greater range of movement and the springs offer resistance both on the effort (muscle tightening) and release (muscle lengthening), giving an intensive and focused experience of movement. It’s why training on the Pilates reformer is so special.

Our physios specialise in teaching Pilates on equipment, so you can expect a tailored programme – using the reformer, tower, ladder, chair and spine corrector – designed to address your physical goals or clinical needs. Training with a physiotherapist also means that you can be confident in our understanding of any injuries (old or new) and our ability to adapt and adjust the equipment, so you’ll be able to move comfortably from the first session.

Our reformer is such an adaptable piece of equipment that can be used lying down, kneeling, standing or on all fours. Working on equipment forces you to perform the movements correctly, so you have no choice but to activate the right muscles in all positions. It really changes the way you move and with practice you can carry this with you, in your muscle memory, away from the studio into your day-to-day activities.

What are the benefits of practising Pilates on a reformer?

At our Cambridge clinic we often teach our patients on reformer as part of our rehab programmes after injury or surgery. This allows our patients to begin exercising straight away in a pain-free way that helps to stimulate repair and build strength and flexibility, without overloading healing structures.

Our Women’s Health team also regularly use our reformer during pregnancy or in the postnatal period for restoring stability around the pelvis, improving alignment and building strength in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Reformer pilates is also particularly good for people with joint issues such as or arthritis to build control and support for their joints. Everyone is different, so there are many reasons why our patients want to learn Pilates on equipment, including:

  • Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery
  • Building up core strength
  • Restoring flexibility and joint mobility
  • Developing better balance, control and movement patterns
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Relieving pain
  • Improving posture and body awareness
  • Accelerating Postnatal recovery
  • Increasing fitness during pregnancy
  • Prevent injuries (Prehab)
  • General fitness training
  • Just for fun

Versatile, fun and effective Pilates reformer training in Cambridge

Many of our patients begin training on reformer after an injury but continue training with us long after they have recovered because it’s such a great workout.

There are so many ways to work on the equipment that every session is a little different. Moving in new ways like this each session keeps your body from adapting, so you continue to see steady progress.

Get in touch to book a Physio-led Reformer Pilates class in Cambridge

Call us on 01223 914415 for more information or book online for one of our group classes

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