Sheryl Corriveau Personal Pilates Instruction on the Reformer/Cadillac has moved to the beautiful State of Grace Angel room! $10 off first session introductory special!
Benefits of the Pilates Reformer
There is probably no piece of Pilates equipment more famous than the Pilates Reformer…and for good reason. The reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one and an even more dramatic change in the body when you use it.
The reformer offers all the famous benefits of Pilates including overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. These things in turn lead to daily life improvements like better posture, graceful, efficient movement, and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as back pain. When we talk about strength training and Pilates the Pilates powerhouse muscles, the muscles of the core, are paramount. Flat abs, strong backs, toned buttock and thighs are all results of this emphasis. Other equipment and Pilates mat exercises do that too, but the reformer creates a unique and varied exercise environment.
The reformer is large enough to accommodate full-range motion which is wonderful for increasing flexibility while building strength. It seems to invite the length we want to create in the body. And it trains the body to sustain that length. Pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage, and body weight is generally strength building. The exercises provide enough resistance and movement variety to help build strong bones. And there is a special feature: eccentric muscle contractions. This is when a muscle lengthens as it resists a force. The reformer is a set-up for eccentric muscle contraction. That is one of the keys to achieving the long, strong muscles without bulk that Pilates is known for.
Pilates is also an excellent rehabilitation system for back, knee, hip, shoulder, and repetitive stress injuries. Pilates addresses the body as a whole, correcting the body’s asymmetries and chronic weakness to prevent re-injury and bring the body back into balance. It teaches us how to not hurt ourselves and how to get the most longevity from our physical beings.
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“I have been attending Sheryl’s for Pilates for over 7 years now and can wholeheartedly recommend her teaching. Sheryl is serious and professional yet a friendly and encouraging instructor. Over a period of time, her classes have made an enormous difference to my body. I have a serious back issue and Pilates has given me the chance to improve my core strength.
Sheryl is an exceptional trainer with a background in nutrition. She is constantly researching new approaches to nutritional care for our minds and bodies. I can wholeheartedly recommend Sheryl’s instruction for any level of fitness.” ~Betsey Brewer Bethel