Your core is the center of your body to which everything connects. Your movement depends on the ability of the core to function. When you strengthen your core, you gain greater flexibility and improve your quality of life.
You get nice & toned muscle definition through the use of resistance on the Pilates Reformer machines. Pilates Reformer exercises focus on every little muscle in your body as well as the big ones. Focusing on all the small muscles helps define the larger ones.
Pilates exercise teaches you the correct way of engaging your muscles without using momentum as some weight exercises do. This very precise, slow movement of building the muscle and then lengthening it within the same routine results in longer, leaner muscles. It gives you a smaller shape, better physique and the best body you can imagine.
Pilates was developed for rehabilitation and it helps in spinal movement and increases overall flexibility. Conventional workouts tend to focus on the same muscles over and over again. This means that weak muscles get weaker and strong muscles get stronger. The net result is muscular imbalance which is a primary cause of injury and back and neck pain. With Pilates Reformer, you’ll avoid muscular imbalance, help slow down the effects of aging, prolong your body function which result in improving for your longevity.
Many athletes include Pilates Reformer as part of their training to ensure that no muscle groups are over- or under-trained; the body is nicely balanced and the core is strong. As the smaller muscles are also trained, the chance of injury is reduced and performance increases. The gentle but effective exercise is also perfect for athletes who are recovering from injuries.
WHO CAN DO PILATES REFORMER?
Men and women of all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds can do Pilates. The exercises can be modified for various body types, comfort levels and physical conditions. Pilates is intelligent exercise. For many, the movement feels so good that it becomes a life-long practice. People who practice Pilates develop exquisite body-mind awareness, muscular strength, and flexibility. These same people may have chronic illnesses yet they have come to the ultimate achievement in gracefully managing their health.
HOW CAN PILATES HELP FIRM AND TONE MY BODY?
In every exercise on the reformer machine, you will engage all of the muscles in your body so you're getting a total-body workout, strengthening your muscles equally and proportionally.The reformer allows you to vary the resistance you're working against by adjusting the number of springs connecting the carriage to the frame. The dynamic resistance the springs provide also means you have to work that much harder. Therefore, Pilates on reformer will help you firm and tone your body faster than mat pilates.
HOW SOON DO I SEE RESULTS?
"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference and in 30 sessions you will have a new body" Joseph Pilates, Founder of Pilates. Most of the clients have found this to be true and many start seeing results shortly after attending regular classes at least 2-3 times per week.
HOW CAN PILATES ON REFORMER HELP IMPROVE MY OTHER SPORTS?
The global benefits of Pilates on reformer, such as enhanced body awareness, improved neuromuscular coordination and greater strength and flexibility, will improve sports performance no matter what your game. You can also practice Pilates on reformer conditioning for your favorite sport, to gain that extra edge and prep yourself for the game. Pilates on reformer training for golf, for example, will help you achieve a smoother, more efficient golf swing with greater range of motion, all while protecting against injury.
Pilates on reformer benefits for racket sports such golf, tennis, badminton are:
1) Heightened breathing awareness, promoting focus and decreasing neck tension
2) Enhanced stabilization of the spine during rotation, helping to prevent injury and promoting better biomechanics
3) Added strength and flexibility of the hip joints, allowing easier load transfer and allowing greater rotation during your swing
4) Increased symmetry of the body
HOW DOES PILATES HELP WEIGHT LOSS?
Pilates benefits the body by strengthening, toning and building muscle mass. The increase in muscle mass causes a corresponding increases in metabolic rate, which can aid with weight loss (along with cardio supplementation). Stronger, healthier muscles will also metabolize fat much more effectively than weak, untrained muscles.The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength-training component, such as Pilates exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.