Pilates Reformer

The Pilates Reformer was innovated and developed by the Pilates founder Joseph Pilates. It is a bed-looking frame with a flat platform beam, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth supported by wheels or bearings within the frame. The carriage is attached at one end of the reformer by a set of coil springs.

The Pilates Reformer is equipped with springs that provide choices of different resistance levels as the carriage is let loose or retracted along the bed frame. The carriage has shoulder blocks placed on it that keep the user from sliding off of the end of the reformer's bed as they push or pull the carriage.

At the end of the spring coils of the reformer, situated is an adjustable bar called the foot bar. The foot bar can be used by the feet or hands alike by the user to help move the carriage. The reformer is also equipped long straps with handles on them that are latched to the top end of the reformer's frame. They can be pulled with your arms or legs to move the carriage. The user's Bodyweight acts as a resistance in order to mix up the difficulty of moving the carriage back and forth, the springs also take part in adding to the resistance for more challenging workouts.

A flurry of performable workouts is possible using the reformer. Each exercise enables the user to improve their strength, flexibility and overall body stability.

One of the best things about the reformer is its adaptability. Workouts can be performed while laid down, in sitting position, while standing, by pulling the straps, by pushing the foot bar, latched on the foot bar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with extra exercise equipment, while upside down, in a sideways position, and all kinds of positions. In other words, the reformer can be used to train several parts of the body in various ways with just one brilliant piece of equipment.