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Personal Training with the Pilates Reformer

Pilates Overview:

Pilates reformer exercises are low-impact exercises that target the trunk, hips and extremity muscles. These exercises are designed to improve flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance.

Trina uses the Reformer apparatus as a rehabilitation tool to overcome injuries or physical impairments, and improve fitness. Many people find relief from back and joint pain by doing Pilates. We have seamlessly integrated our rehabilitation guidelines for specific individuals into their personal training with Trina utilizing this approach.

If you would like to try personal training utilizing the Reformer apparatus or you have any questions, feel free to email her at

Pilates Details:

Pilates is a popular form of exercise that emphasizes the importance of core strength and proper alignment. While it can be practiced on a mat with just your bodyweight, Pilates can also be performed on a specialized piece of equipment called a reformer. In this blog post, we'll explore what a Pilates reformer is and its benefits.

What is a Pilates Reformer?

A Pilates reformer is a piece of equipment that consists of a carriage that slides back and forth on a frame. The carriage is attached to a set of springs that provide resistance for the user. There is also a footbar and a set of straps that can be used for various exercises. The resistance provided by the springs can be adjusted, making the reformer suitable for people of different fitness levels.

Benefits of Using a Pilates Reformer:
  1. Improved Core Strength: One of the primary benefits of using a Pilates reformer is improved core strength. The resistance provided by the springs requires the user to engage their core muscles throughout each exercise, leading to improved strength and stability in the abdominals and back muscles.

  2. Increased Flexibility: The reformer allows for a wide range of motion, which can help increase flexibility. As you move through the exercises, you'll be able to stretch and lengthen your muscles, improving overall flexibility and range of motion.

  3. Better Posture: Pilates exercises on the reformer emphasize proper alignment and posture. By strengthening the muscles that support good posture, you'll be able to sit and stand taller and with less discomfort.

  4. Low-Impact Exercise: The reformer provides a low-impact workout that is easy on the joints, making it suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. This makes it a great option for those recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain.

  5. Improved Balance: Many Pilates exercises on the reformer require balance and stability, which can improve overall balance and coordination. This can be especially beneficial for older adults who are at a higher risk of falls.

  6. Increased Strength and Tone: In addition to core strength, using the reformer can also improve strength and tone in other areas of the body. By adjusting the resistance of the springs, you can target specific muscle groups and increase overall strength and muscle tone.

Pilates reformer is a versatile and effective piece of equipment that can help improve overall fitness and well-being. Whether you're looking to improve core strength, increase flexibility, or just get a low-impact workout, the Pilates reformer can help you achieve your fitness goals.

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