Reformer Pilates Classes

The reformer is large enough to allow full-range motion which is essential for increasing flexibility while building strength. This allows for muscle elongation and trains the body to sustain that length. We build strength by pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage, and body weight.

The exercises provide enough resistance and movement variety to help build strong bones. And there is a special feature eccentric muscle contractions. This is when a muscle lengthens as it resists a force. The Reformer is a set-up for eccentric contraction. That is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscles without bulking up.