Extremely excited to announce the arrival of Reformer Pilates at Sligo Physio Space!
What are reformers?
Reformers are a relatively new form of exercise equipment for performing resistive exercise in a safe and controlled manner. While you can be forgiven for thinking they look like a piece of medieval torture equipment, they are in fact a fantastic piece of equipment. Reformers use varying levels of spring resistance to either offer support or resistance to an exercise, making the reformer ideal for use in rehabilitation as it can help adapt exercises to suit any level/injury/age. The reformer is made up of a large sturdy frame, a moving carriage, long straps, springs, and a footbar.The springs allow you to adjust resistance to the carriage, which will be pushed and pulled along the frame by your own body weight and strength. There are also shoulder blocks and a head rest to allow you to achieve a comfortable position and good alignment on the reformer which is essential.Your feet and hands can be placed on the footbar depending on which exercise you are performing. The reformer’s straps have handles on them that your feet or hands can be placed in to; these are at the top of the frame opposite of the footbar. The springs can be adjusted to affect both the footbar and the handles, to modify the workout for different skill levels and body types.