Benefits of Reformer Pilates

The very foundation of Pilates is rooted in increasing flexibility, strengthening core muscles, and incorporating mindfulness through deep, intentional breathing. Pilates is also heavily focused on developing the strength and stability of muscles in the lower back.

Elixr Pilates is based upon exercise science, mindful of practicality and functionality and of course, fun. Elixr Pilates’ teachers have, over the years, taught to over 400,000 participants in over 35,000 Pilates classes and individual sessions.

We also provide Elixr Pilates Teacher Training Courses with our Teacher Trainers having trained over 200 Pilates instructors in Australia and internationally.

At Elixr, we continue to innovate and improve our classes as the practice evolves with updated scientific research and new exercises that are invented in the industry.

Our two new classes, Pilates JUMP and Pilates PROPS are a perfect example of how we love to bring exciting new styles of Pilates to our members. We have members who have never tried Reformer Pilates before and that are starting to incorporate it into their routine and members who have done over 1000 classes feeling inspired to experience new ways to master movement within their bodies.

Here are some of the top benefits of Reformer Pilates:

Improved Core Strength: The Reformer machine’s resistance springs and straps create a unique, challenging workout that targets the core muscles in a way that traditional Pilates mat exercises cannot. This helps to strengthen the deep abdominal muscles, which support the spine and improve overall posture.

Increased Mobility: Reformer Pilates involves a range of movements that promote flexibility and mobility throughout the body. Regular practice can help to improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness in the muscles, leading to better range of motion and overall flexibility.

Low-Impact, High-Intensity: Unlike other high-intensity workouts, Reformer Pilates is low-impact, meaning it is gentler on the joints and can be practised by people of all ages and fitness levels. However, it is still a challenging workout that provides a full-body workout and can help to burn calories and increase endurance.

Reduced Risk of Injury: Reformer Pilates is a controlled, precise form of exercise that emphasizes proper alignment and technique. This helps to reduce the risk of injury, particularly in the back and neck, by strengthening the supporting muscles around these areas.

Stress Relief: Pilates is often touted as a mind-body workout, and Reformer Pilates is no exception. The focus on breathing and controlled movement can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it an excellent way to unwind after a long day.

Improved Balance and Coordination: Reformer Pilates involves a range of movements that challenge balance and coordination, such as standing exercises and single-leg work. Regular practice can help to improve these skills, leading to better overall balance and stability.

The Elixr community is a place where you can learn to conquer your willpower and strength together, no matter your fitness level. Come and feel inspired by your fellow members and try one of our Reformer Pilates classes.

Connect with like-minded members who are seeking to better their physical and mental state with every class, no matter what age or gender.