COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0 UPDATE: From 26th December 2020 we have been unable to continue with group Pilates sessions for the forseeable future. We continue to be able to offer a range of online options and also 1-2-1 face to face sessions in the clinic.
We are delighted to be able to offer Clinical Reformer Pilates to goPhysio in Chandlers Ford.
Having run specilaist Clinical Pilates mat classes now in Chandlers Ford since 2011, with such a fantastic space from which we can offer classes and a wonderful team of clinically trained Pilates Instructors, expanding to offer Reformer Pilates is an exciting move for us and our clients.
Reformer Pilates is perfect if you:
What does Reformer Pilates involve?
You will always need to start with some 1-2-1 Reformer sessions. This is essential, so you are familiar with the Reformer equipment, some of the key exercises, can use the equipment safetly and can get the most from Reformer Pilates sessions. Some people continue with 1-2-1, whilst others may join one of our Reformer group classes.
During any of our Reformer Pilates sessions, you will work through a series of exercises on the Reformer bed. Using the pulleys, straps and springs, your Instructor will vary the exercises, adding more challenge or a little more support. You can do exercises in sitting, lying, kneeling and even standing!
All of our sessons are progressive and encourage you to develop at your own pace.
Our group classes are small (currently 4 people maximum due to social distancing measures), so you always have close supervision and guidance when you need it to help make sure you get the most from the classes.
How much is Reformer Pilates at goPhysio?
How do I get started?
What exactly is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is based around a key piece of equipment – THE REFORMER! The Reformer looks a little ike an old-fashioned bed frame and consists of a movable carriage which is usually loaded by a number of springs that attach to the carriage to the frame. The carriage slides within the frame and the springs provide varying resistance, either to assist exercises or make then harder. There are also a number of ropes and pulleys attached to the carriage and frame, which are used to either assist or resist certain exercises, providing additional help or challenge depending on the exercise and individual!
What the Reformer provides is significant feedback through the exercises, helping people learn more about their body and focusing on areas that really need targeting. By using the Reformer, you can learn correct technique with a supported posture and with either additional assistannce or gradually increasing resistance.
It really is a whole body workout and a wonderful way to improve posture, stability, flexibilty, stamina and strength, as well as rehabilitate following injury or help manage long standing conditions such as arthritis. Here at goPhysio, we offer a more specialised form of Reformer Pilates, Clinical Reformer Pilates. This means it is run by highly skilled, clinically qualified Pilates Instructors who incorporate the concepts of injury, rehabilitation and Pilates to help you get the best outcomes.
How does Reformer Pilates differ from mat Pilates?
How many 1-2-1 sessions will I need before I'm ready for a class?
Do I have to have done mat Pilates before?
It looks too difficult, I don’t think I’d be able to manage it!
On the flip side, if you are looking to be really challenged, the resistance, exercises and addition of jumping, pulleys and springs can be adjusted to make the exercises harder – so it caters for a whole spectrum of individuals.
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