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Reformer Pilates FAQ:

Reformer Pilates is a versatile exercise method that uses a specialized machine with sliding carriage, springs and pulleys to enhance your workouts. By engaging multiple muscle groups simultaneously, it provides a comprehensive full-body workout that is gentle on the joints. Benefits include improved posture, flexibility, muscle strength, control, balance, and core & pelvic floor strengthening.

At The Medical Suite we use the following Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair, etc.

How is Reformer Pilates different from mat Pilates?

Reformer Pilates uses a specialized machine with a sliding carriage, springs, and pulleys to provide resistance and support. This allows for a wider range of exercises and greater versatility compared to mat Pilates, which is performed on the floor using just the body weight. The Reformer can help target specific muscle groups more effectively and offers additional support for beginners or those with injuries.


What should I expect during my Reformer Pilates session?

During each session, our certified trainers will guide you through a series of exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. We may also incorporate the use of other Pilates equipment, such as the Tower or Ladder Barrel. You can expect to feel challenged during your session, but also supported and encouraged by our trainers. 


How often should I do Reformer Pilates?

The frequency of your Reformer Pilates session will depend on your individual needs and goals. Generally, it is recommended to start with one or two sessions per week and then gradually increase as your strength and endurance improve. Consistency is key to achieving noticeable results and experiencing the full range of benefits, including improved flexibility, better posture, enhanced muscle strength, and increased mental well-being.


Is Reformer Pilates safe for pregnant women?

Reformer Pilates can be a safe and effective form of exercise for pregnant women, as it can be modified to accommodate the changing needs and physical demands of pregnancy, while also helping to strengthen and stabilize the core muscles, improve flexibility and balance, and enhance overall body awareness, which can be beneficial during labor and delivery. However, it is important for pregnant women to consult with their healthcare provider and obtain clearance to participate in Reformer Pilates, to ensure that it is safe for both mother and baby. 

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