One to One Reformer Pilates
What is Reformer Pilates?
The Reformer — the name given to the entire platform and frame used in reformer Pilates — is probably the most famous piece of Pilates equipment. And, if you aren’t familiar, it looks kind of scary.
In Reformer Pilates, a frame, called the ‘carriage’, moves back and forth on wheels and is attached to one end by a set of springs, which provides resistance as the platform is moved. There’s also a foot bar and long straps, which can be used by the legs and arms, and shoulder blocks for stopping the practitioner falling off when working out.
The Benefits Of Reformer Pilates
Reformer Pilates is brilliant for everyone as it's a totally inclusive workout. Whether you are a dancer or an athlete or someone who is totally new to exercise, you can use the Reformer for an effective workout. The Reformer is also great for rehabilitation or people working with long term injuries, as there is no impact on joints.
Using a Reformer you can target individual muscles, working them in a more concentrated way.
One to one sessions are individually tailored to your needs, and you have the full attention of your trainer to ensure you are performing every exercise correctly to get the most out of each training session.
Your Reformer Instructor - Rachel Lake
Rachel trained as a dancer at Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey, where she studied Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz and modern dance. She gained an A.I.S.T.D. teaching diploma in the Cecchetti Classical Ballet method and went on to dance professionally in stage productions and on television for 15 years, before training in fitness with the YMCA.
Combining her training in dance with her fitness qualifications, Rachel has been bringing her energetic, fun dance fitness classes to West London for over 10 years.
"As I have grown older, I have felt the difference that adding strength and conditioning training to my regular workouts has made. That's when I realised I needed to train in Pilates, so that I could bring the benefits of Pilates work outs to my clients. I took the Stott Pilates training and then became a certified LPA Pilates Reformer trainer.
I love the way you can target muscles individually with the Reformer and I love seeing the difference it makes to my clients overall strength, flexibility and body confidence"