Reformer Pilates in Twickenham
At our Twickenham Pilates studio, our highly-skilled Pilates teachers, who are all medically trained, will ensure you get a great work out while doing the correct exercises in the correct way.
Our ethos is centred around educating you while you exercise so that you understand which muscles you are working and how to engage them.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS REFORMER PILATES?
A Reformer is a modern piece of equipment that uses resistance springs to help support you in the session or make the session more challenging. This will allow you to take your fitness experience to a whole new level.
The first step is to undertake a Reformer Pilates assessment then we can help guide you on what package is best for you.
There are a range of Pilates styles and levels of training. Our Pilates method is developed, and delivered, by medical professionals.
This means they have in-depth knowledge of injury, pathology, body function and movement patterns.
INITIAL ONE-TO-ONE ASSESSMENT?
Initially, you will need to have a one-to-one assessment with the instructor so that they can understand more about you and to teach you the basics of Reformer Pilates and what will be required in a session. This will include:
- Establishing your goals and previous medical background
- How to find your “neutral spine”.
- Identifying understand what cues help you to engage your core (these are different from person to person).
- Complete the basic exercises to establish your strength and control level
After this, your instructor will guide you to which option below is most suitable for you.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CLINICAL PILATES?
It helps to prevent injury
Clinical Pilates is excellent for injury prevention, whether you want to prevent injuries that can occur during daily activities or in high-impact sports. The small classes allow us to adapt the exercises to suit everyone. The idea is to heighten your awareness of your own body – promoting strength and flexibility using the correct muscles for the job.
It helps to compliment your current activities
Clinical Pilates should be seen as a complimentary exercise to your exercise or cross training/recovery programme. Exercises will be modified to suit your personal circumstances so you don’t need to worry that you’ll aggravate your injury by taking part. In fact, the research shows that it’s a great exercise for people with recurrent injuries or niggles.