For Specialist Pilates, Reformers and Biomechanics
The Pilates Reformer
When you first see a Pilates Reformer, you may think it looks a little like a medieval rack...
But it's not for punishment — honest — it's a finely tuned and elegant machine to give a controlled and fully adjustable resistance when carrying out your Pilates exercises. It is extremely versatile in that you can do the exercises when lying, sitting, kneeling or standing, and its use teaches you a precision and control of core stabilisation that simply cannot be obtained in a Pilates group matwork class.
It was designed by Joseph Pilates himself many years ago. All modern Reformers are based on his basic design of a fixed frame, with a movable carriage. A number of springs provide resistance against the carriage moving, and ropes and pulley systems together with an adjustable foot bar let you pull or push yourself and the carriage along glide rails attached to the frame.
The Reformer was designed by Joseph Pilates himself. It is the ultimate accompanying device to aid training. Here is Joseph in an old photo, in his New York Studio.
Just in case you're wondering, we do not make speedos compulsory at our studio — it's a purely personal decision... ;-)
We run Pilates Reformer classes at the Pilates in Loughborough Studio, in micro-group classes of only three participants.
These courses are unique to the Loughborough area — indeed, to the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.
Classes in such small groups mean that you will receive a very tailored and structured tuition on Reformers, which will boost your Pilates to a higher level with accelerated, powerful, and highly enjoyable results.
Reformer Class Times
Currently, we are returning from Covid-19 lockdown, and will be starting a skeleton timetable of classes soon, planned for the following days and times: