Reformer Pilates Riverton
Pilates has many benefits. Pilates strengthens deeper stabilising muscles in the body. The principal Physiotherapist – Simran is passionate about using pilates to correct body imbalances and enhance physical fitness. Simran has experienced the positive effects of Pilates first hand and puts in a lot of focus on technique. Simran is passionate about using Pilates to transform how the body moves and functions.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer is an equipment which is spring loaded. It allows for dynamic resistance training in a variety of postures. Pilates strengthens muscles like the core and the glutes. These muscles are very important for posture and preventing injuries. Reformer makes it easier to exercise these muscles. Reformer is also great for proprioceptive neuromuscular stretching (PNF).
What are the benefits?
Pilates is not just an exercise. The correct and more efficient movement patterns are strengthened whilst negating the effects of modern living on our body. There are many benefits:
- Improves posture
- Body toning
- Assists in recovery from injury
- Prevents injuries
- Enhances function and mobility
- Increases energy
- Improves fitness / performance
- Boosts mood and relaxation
- Improves bone density
How are the sessions run?
Sessions are all run individual one on one basis by Simran. An initial assessment to set an individual plan to meet your goals. Individual sessions focus on ensuring good technique and they are tailored to your needs.
How many sessions will I need to attend and how often?
Frequency of sessions and the number of sessions will depend on the individual’s goals and their current fitness level. Most benefit is from regular practice and implementation of the Pilates principles.
Group versus Individual sessions:
Best way to start reformer Pilates is by individual one on one basis to ensure correct technique. Incorrect technique leads to injuries and individual goals may not be met.
If you are doing group reformer Pilates or some other type of exercise, then you can still benefit from the individual sessions. The individual sessions teach the Pilates principles with an aim to improve functional fitness. You can implement these principles in any form of exercise and in your daily living to optimise your physical health.
Am I fit enough to do Pilates?
Pilates is low impact. The exercises are performed in various positions with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the individual’s fitness and experience. People with current injuries, seniors, pregnant women or anyone simply wanting to improve fitness, can all do Pilates.