The reformer is an equipment used in Pilates to provide stability and improve strength and support the body. It is the most widely used piece of Pilates equipment, and at The PAD, we offer Reformer Pilates for clients of different levels.
If you are trying Pilates for the first time, we recommend you come in to a Reformer INTRO class (this is a free trial class), so you can familiarize yourself with this ingenious equipment, before moving on to our Reformer Level 1 and then Level 2 classes.
Pilates is a form of exercise that was invented by Joseph H. Pilates 102 years ago. Joe was born with asthma, rickets and rheumatism – he was a very weak child. He was self-motivated and decided to do whatever it took to cure himself. He learnt yoga, martial arts, boxing, gymnastics and many other forms of movement in great detail – and he actually cured himself! When he was in an internment camp in Britain during World War I, he insisted that everyone in his unit followed his exercise regimen, and for those who were injured and bed-ridden, he actually removed the springs from underneath their hospital beds, and used them as resistance weights to help them exercise.
Joe’s goal was to make his body move as efficiently as possible, while looking as fit and strong as possible. And that’s exactly what Pilates does. It makes your body move as efficiently as possible, while developing all your muscles evenly, giving a long and lean look to each body that practices Pilates.
The beauty of Pilates is that your previous exercise level does not matter. Whether you are new to exercising, or a sports person, or a cross fit addict, or a gym goer, Pilates will help you be better at whatever it is that you do.
At The PAD, we offer Mat Pilates in Dubai as well as many types of Equipment Pilates to help you achieve the body you desire! But more importantly, it will make you FEEL better about your body than you’ve ever felt before!
With a regular Pilates practice at The PAD, you will experience yourself getting stronger in your core, your postural muscles, as well as in your breathing capacity. Two words the describe Pilates are “MINDFUL MOVEMENT” and each move in Pilates will force you to focus on engaging and activating specific parts of your body in ways that you never knew before!
Pilates does not build big, bulky muscles. It makes muscles stronger while stretching them as well, giving a long, lean look.
You will find yourself correcting your posture outside of class. You will hear your instructor’s cues of “shoulders back and down” while waiting in the elevator. And you will become extremely aware of the little muscles in your body that you never knew existed!
Pilates also improves your energy levels, blood circulation, and releases serotonin and dopamine to make you feel amazing at the end of each class. You will surely leave The PAD feeling like you’re walking taller!
As one of the leading studios for Pilates in Dubai, we believe in unlocking the potential that exists within you. Our customized and well-crafted mat and reformer Pilates plans will make you look forward to working out every day. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and homely – and we promise to part of a community that will encourage and celebrate you and your body, everyday!
A Pilates Reformer is a specialized equipment used in Pilates workouts. It has a sliding carriage, adjustable springs, straps, and pulleys. The Reformer provides resistance and support for various exercises that target core strength, flexibility, and muscular balance.
To use a Pilates Reformer, you lie, sit, or kneel on the carriage and perform various exercises by pushing, pulling, or stretching against the resistance provided by the springs. The adjustable springs can be modified to increase or decrease resistance based on individual needs and fitness levels.
It is recommended to wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement. Opt for breathable materials and avoid loose or baggy attire. Grip socks are often required to provide traction and stability on the Reformer. Check with your instructor or studio for specific dress code guidelines.
Reformer Pilates offers numerous benefits, including improved core strength, posture, flexibility, and body awareness. It can enhance muscular strength, endurance, and balance while promoting relaxation and stress reduction. Reformer exercises target multiple muscle groups simultaneously, providing a full-body workout with low impact on the joints.
Reformer Pilates classes are typically conducted in small groups or one-on-one with a certified instructor. Classes may incorporate exercises performed on the Reformer and other Pilates equipment. The instructor guides participants through movements, emphasizing proper technique, alignment, and breathing.
It is essential to consult with your healthcare provider before starting or continuing any exercise program during pregnancy. In some cases, modified Reformer Pilates exercises can be safe and beneficial for pregnant women. However, working with a qualified prenatal Pilates instructor who can provide appropriate modifications and ensure your safety is crucial.
The duration of training sessions can vary depending on individual goals, preferences, and available time. Typically, Reformer Pilates classes range from 45 minutes to an hour. Some studios may offer shorter or longer sessions based on their schedule and client needs.
Reformers provide a unique workout experience compared to other forms of exercise. The Reformer’s sliding carriage, adjustable springs, and various attachments allow multiple activities targeting specific muscle groups. It provides both resistance and support, helping to develop core strength, stability, and flexibility in a low-impact manner.
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The cancellation process is simple. Typically, you can cancel a booked class by contacting us directly via phone or email. Also, check our cancellation policy regarding any deadlines or fees associated with cancellations.
Reformer Pilates classes are suitable for individuals of various fitness levels. Many studios offer courses tailored to different experience levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Whether you are new to exercise or have prior fitness experience, classes are available to accommodate your needs. We recommend informing your instructor about your fitness level and specific concerns or limitations so that they can provide appropriate modifications and guidance throughout the class.