The Pilates Studio at Blackstone Physiotherapy in Moira is now delighted to offer the Pilates Reformer!!
We believe that Pilates and mindful movement is what you need for a better and healthier way to live.
The Pilates Reformer, invented by Joseph Pilates is probably the most famous piece of Pilates equipment and despite the somewhat medieval name it is actually an amazing elegant and sophisticated machine.
The Pilates Reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one and an even more dramatic change in the body when you use it.
The Reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, 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. On the other end there are shoulder pads and it also has long straps with handles which can be pulled with legs or arms. Body weight and the resistance of the springs are what make the exercises more or less challenging.
The Reformer provided finely tuned exercise resistance that allows you to work very precisely to develop good alignment, core stability, strength and flexibility.
All Pilates Tone Instructors are Chartered Physiotherapists trained by APPI, a world leader in Pilates Education, and will instruct you on how to move best for your body.
The exercise programme allows for a range of difficulty ranging from beginners to advanced and you can choose the workout that suits you best increasing the intensity as your body condition improves.
Classes are run on a daily basis for both Reformer and Mat Pilates.