How to choose a pilates reformer

 

When it comes to exercise, you have hundreds of options. You can work on your body by doing different things, using various tools. Pilates is one such form of workout. It helps you to stay active, lose weight, increase strength, and improve posture.

Pilates

Pilates is an old system of physical fitness. Other than the body, it works on mental awareness as well. You have Pilates mat as well as a reformer for doing Pilates. Pilates mat is a bit difficult and restrictive. But a reformer provides support to tackle gravity. Here we are going to talk about a reformer.

Pilates Reformer

 A Pilates reformer is a workout tool. Its shape is similar to a treadmill but has a sliding carriage. You can sit, stand, kneel, or lie on it and try different exercises. The carriage slides with the help of a few springs or bungee cords. There is a difference in resistance levels in each spring or cord. It starts from very light to super heavy, and the levels add challenges. According to what you prefer, you can use just one or two springs or all to slide the carriage and workout.

Next, you have is a foot bar, and that allows vertical or horizontal adjustment. Then you have ropes. They are flexible and work as a support to the hands. A Pilates reformer frame can be made of wood or metal. They are durable. So, you can choose any, if you want durability. Some of the Pilates reformers … Read More