Reformer training


A Reformer is a Pilates machine. It provides resistance and assistance

during your workout. So whether you require a rehabilitative workout

or a challenging workout the reformer can provide you with both.


The reformer offers a variety of settings, which are easily adjusted to

accommodate your body’s needs. It addresses bad posture and allows

you to strengthen specific muscles. Springs, leverage and body weight

are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific

muscle groups.


Workouts consist of controlled flowing movements working your

muscles and joints through their full range of motion under load using

the different springs tensions of the reformer.


Reformer Group Classes:


The reformer offers all the famous benefits of Pilates including overall

strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. These things in turn lead

to daily life improvements like better posture, graceful, efficient movement,

and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as 

back pain. When we talk about strength building and Pilates the Pilates powerhouse muscles, the muscles of the core, are paramount. Flat abs, strong backs, toned buttock and thighs are all results of this emphasis. Other equipment and mat Pilates do that too, but the reformer creates a unique and varied exercise environment.


The reformer is large enough to accommodate full-range motion which is wonderful for increasing flexibility while building strength. It seems to invite the length we want to create in the body. And it trains the body to sustain that length. Pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage, and body weight is generally strength building. The exercises provide enough resistance and movement variety to help build strong bones And there is a special feature: eccentric muscle contractions. This is when a muscle lengthens as it resists a force. The reformer is a set-up for eccentric contraction. That is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscles without bulk that Pilates is known for.


In summary Benefits of reformer training:


  • Increased Muscular Endurance
  • Increased Core Strength
  • Improved Posture
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Breathing
  • Good quality training with minimal-no impact on your joints 


We offer reformer classes in groups of 5 of less. Suitable for pregnant clients.

The Reformer

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6 Oxford Street


We would love to hear from you! 

Mint Pilates Wellness

Bianca Oppel

082 323 9269



Leanne van den Berg
074 143 3399





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