The reformer was invented by Pilates founder Joseph Pilates. The reformer machine is a bed-like frame with a platform and set of accessories utilized during the exercises. The platform where the participant sits is called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs are changeable depending on the participant’s level of expertise, comfortability with the machine, and resistance preferred during the workout.
The Pilates reformer class structure involves controlled movements to promote length, strength, flexibility, core strength and balance. One of the best qualities of the reformer is its versatility. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, or standing – making the reformer an exercise fit for anyone at any fitness level.
Compared to mat Pilates, the reformer creates a unique and varied exercise environment The goal of the reformer is to improve overall strength by accessing a variety of muscles, such as the core, arms, and back. The reformer is large enough to accommodate a full range of motion, which is important in increasing flexibility. The reformer offers different levels of resistance to provide stability challenges that help to develop better balance in the participant. Active participation in Pilates reformer classes leads to daily life improvements like better posture, graceful and efficient movement, and for many, pain relief due to physical imbalances.
The Crosby Wellness Center offers private, duo and small group reformer classes for both members and non-members. If you are interested in learning more about Pilates reformer classes at the Crosby, please click here or call (407) 644-3606.
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A wide variety of exercises are done on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. Learn more about the Crosby Wellness Center degreed/certified Pilates Reformer staff members below.
Certification: Pilates Reformer, 500 hr. RYT, Group exercise instructor
Specialties: Modifications for injuries and the elderly population, arthritis and osteoporosis
Interests: Yoga, travel, sports
Certification: Pilates Reformer Specialty Certification- NETA, Pilates Reformer Certification- FITOUR, Certified Group Exercise Instructor-AFAA
Specialties: My background as a Health Coach and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (ACE) gave me 15 years of experience working with people who have chronic diseases. I love helping people improve their quality of life and health through exercise. I am thrilled to use the Pilates reformer for gaining balance, mental focus, core strength, and creating a healthy body inside and out
Interests: I taught Yoga for the past 15 years and enjoy the mind-body connection. I think the community at CWC is amazing and helps us in our journey to better our lives
Certification: ACE Group Instructor, Beachbody Live Instructor, Schwinn Certified
Specialties: NETA Pilates reformer
Interests: True crime podcasts and shows, DIY projects, and newbie plant mama
Certification: STOTT PILATES Mat & Reformer certified, NSCA CSCS, YMCA Diabetes Prevention & Lifestyle Coach, YMCA Healthy Weight & Your Child Program Leader, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, SPINNING Instructor, AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional
Specialties: injury prevention, cyclists, strength
Interests: Trail running, traveling, biking around town, advocating for safer streets, meeting new people, and most of all being with my family
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