Pilates increase body awareness and control
The reformer is piece of exercise equipment specifically designed for Pilates and is a fundamental element of many Pilates programmes. It is designed to challenge the body in a variety of different ways, but in all of them, control is paramount.
Reformer Pilates gives more feedback to the athlete than traditional weights, machine-based or mat workouts. This feedback helps build awareness of where the limbs are in relation to the rest of the body, and how to correct their position whilst moving. Pilates will also build awareness of which muscles are working and how to activate the ‘correct’ muscles to provide movement and stability.
These motor patterns are fine-tuned through repetition over time, and are directly transferable to the gym, pitch, court course or track.