As I get older and bigger in size😩 my motivation and my curiosity for different types of workouts get me to explore unknown options. I am opened to everything as long as it can help tone my body and lose a few kilograms (Ok few grams will be also ok😜).
During one of my vacation in a resort, I discovered the Reform Pilates workout.
What is Reform Pilates
Reformer Pilates was created by the Pilates founder, Joseph Pilates. The practice is occurring on a bed-like frame that uses different weighted spring combinations to create resistance when we move the carriage back and forth.
Using a reformer bed means you can target those small muscle groups, which helps to form long, lean muscles. You can do more exercises than what’s possible on the mat and have a play with a wide range of movements – from sitting and lying on your back or side to balancing on your knees and using your feet.
It’s possible to get the exact same results from mat Pilates and reformer Pilates. The discipline was designed to build up strength in your body’s powerhouse or core. But if you’re looking for quicker results and more variation in class, reformers are the way to go.
What are the benefits of Reform Pilates?
- Pilates Tones your body, they are not creating a bulk they will work on your muscles to frame and lean them
- Pilates increases your flexibility and helps to stretch your muscles
- Pilates develops your core and your abdomen muscles
- Pilates improves your posture and diminishes back pains
What part of my body can I train with Reform Pilates?
Many celebrities like Reformer Pilates because of the way it shapes the body. Each exercise is specially designed to train a different muscle group – your abs, lower back, hips or buttocks and much more. Unlike other forms of exercise, you won’t build defined, bulky muscles. Instead by extending your muscles to their longest length, you’re stretching them out for a streamlined, toned appearance.”
One area Reformer Pilates is very efficient for your abs and waist area. This is actually my target area despite my training routine I haven’t been able to reshape my waist and my core the way it was before my multiple pregnancies😖.
Most traditional stomach exercises focus on your six-pack, Whereas Reformer Pilates works for the deeper, smaller muscle groups at your core. This creates an inbuilt corset effect: shaping and sculpting a waist.
Check this video to see how Reform pilates works https://youtu.be/MBI9zEu5xG0 for English
Check this video in Danish https://youtu.be/VI_vRwK18Rs
What are the other tools you can add to your Reform Pilates session?
You can complete your training by adding a few elements such as the Magic circle or a squishy ball or a box, all these are going to help you take your training to the next level.
To conclude I highly recommend this training to everybody and especially to women who don’t want bulk muscles but reshape their body.
So let´s shape It!