NEVER DONE REFORMER PILATES BEFORE?
The owner – Amy
I fell in love with Pilates nearly 20 years ago. I’ve always loved exercise and learning about the human body. Pilates seems to marry the two. I like the idea of doing something that would give me protection against injury, and an achy back in later life.
I love that Pilates is a great distractor. It is a mental and physical workout. You have to think about your breathing, core engagement and neutral spine with every exercise. You also have to focus on controlling the movement, making your muscles work harder.
I did matt pilates for many years. But soon realised I needed to add intensity to my exercises. The reformer seemed like the perfect solution, you can add the springs, or take them away to make each exercise more challenging. I went to two classes and was hooked.
I want to bring the London studio set up to local areas. CONTOUR Pilates is a warm and friendly studio where people can get a challenging whole body workout, taught by highly experienced instructors, and have some fun doing it. You will get a challenging whole body workout in a variety of classes.
Why Reformer Pilates?
A Reformer Pilates class, is a class like no other. It will zip you up inside, you’ll use muscles you never even knew you had and leave feeling like your whole body has been invigorated. Regular classes with us will give you a stronger core, stabilise your spine, improve your posture, work your arms and tighten those areas that some of us don’t like very much – legs, bums and tums.
What happens at my first class?
In your first class here at the studio, the instructor will take you through how to use the reformer to ensure that you are comfortable with the techniques. You will learn about engaging your core, alignment and the breathing. Don’t worry that you won’t get a workout the first time – rest assured that you will! PLEASE COME 5 MINUTES BEFORE the class so that we can give you a health statement to fill out.
After my first class?
After a few classes you’ll become more familiar with the reformer, the springs, your core muscles and you’ll being to see improvements in your posture and flexibility. With regular class attendance you can expect to feel stronger, and you will, in time, be able to do intermediate and advanced moves.
As you become more familiar with the Reformer Pilates Machine, you’ll being to understand what makes Reformer Pilates exercise so addictive and effective. The faster you become the more confident you’ll be with the machines and techniques, and before you know it you’re muscles will start to lengthen and become leaner.
Once you start getting a stronger core and more all over body strength, you can start trying our intermediate and advanced level classes.
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