Increased Core Strength
Exercising on the Reformer requires proper form and technique. By conditioning the core muscles, they will contract with all movements to stabilize and align your spine. A strong core will increase the effectiveness of all exercises due to your ability to maintain proper alignment. Core strength increases your ability to generate power to your muscles and decreases the risk of injury.
Workouts on a Pilates Reformer will improve the alignment of your muscles and will strengthen and improve spinal support and stability. Muscular imbalances will be corrected decreasing the risk for injury, especially to the lower back. Awareness of proper posture during exercise will carry over to awareness of proper posture when performing everyday movements.
Workouts on a Pilates Reformer require your muscle groups to move through a full range of motion, improving flexibility while decreasing strain and stress on your joints and muscles. Improved flexibility reduces stiffness, soreness and the chance of injury.
Pilates workouts emphasize proper breathing, resulting in improved relaxation. Benefits include increased lung capacity and breathing efficiency during workouts and at rest. Energy levels increase during exercise and at rest.
Reduced Body Fat
Exercise increases your metabolism, your body’s ability to burn calories. Increased muscle mass increases the number of calories burned. When the amount of calories burned is more than the amount of calories eaten, excess body fat is burned and used for energy to meet the increased demand.