There are many pieces of Pilates equipment out there that strengthen, lengthen and tone bodies. However, none are quite as popular as the Pilates reformer. The reformer is the centerpiece of all Pilates studios and for good reason – it works!
CORE10 Pilates in West Omaha, Nebraska, loves this piece of equipment so much that they’ve have devoted an entire post to it here. Let’s review the reformer and talk about what it is, how you use it, and how you can benefit from it.
What is The Pilates Reformer
It’s an incredibly effective machine that works your body in a uniquely intense way. The machine uses a system of springs and pulleys — and your own body weight — to work your upper and lower body with adjustable resistance.
We use the footbar and platforms at both ends of the machines. The Allegro 2 is one of the few reformers that allows the footbar to glide from one end to other. This allows for a huge variety of exercises and a much bigger challenge than traditional Pilates reformers.
The ability to work from the platform at the front of the machine and another at the back adds even greater challenges especially when we work from the “deep-end” as we call it at Core10. Traditional reformers only work from the front end of the spring.
How Do I Use It?
Although the reformer can be intimidating at first glance, don’t worry! Our Core10 Trainers will show you how to safely perform the most effective movements. We give cues in classes to increase the intensity and also show ways to make it easier. We give the options; you make the decisions. Either way, we will coach, inspire and connect with you in every class so you get the individual attention you want, and the corrections you need to improve your form and technique. In the end, that means better results for you.
What Is The Core10 Workout?
It’s Not Your Average Pilates Class
The Core10 workout is a challenging, core-focused group fitness class that fuses heart-pumping strength training with the precision of Pilates. It’s the most effective, fun and complete workout you can get in 50-minutes. It’s a high-intensity, low-impact sweat session for real results – fast. You’ll see a difference in 10 sessions.
We eliminate rest periods, keep the tension on the muscles constant and coach you to the optimal level of fatigue to fire up your fat-burning, slow-twitch muscle fibers in each exercise. It’s like working out for 5 hours in less than 50 minutes.
Each class is expertly sequenced to elevate your heart rate, keep you in the fat burning zone during class and create a striking metabolic after burn that will redefine your body composition.
It’s All About That Group Mojo
We create a non-competitive, challenging, energizing atmosphere where individuals work together to inspire and drive each other to crush goals, push limits and build confidence.
Slow Movements – Fast Results
We use slow, controlled, purposeful, full-body movements to create long, lean, strong muscles, while increasing the rate you burn fat and calories to jump start your metabolism. Don’t let the slow fool you. Our research shows that Core10 workouts burn between 300-700 calories per class (depending on your body size and intensity level).
Personal Training Without The Price Tag
Our small classes guarantee you personal attention from our expert, experienced instructors. You’ll get hands-on corrections and motivational pushes all for the price of a great cocktail!
Omaha Reformer Pilates Studio – The Leader of High Intensity, Low Impact Workouts
Are you ready to take your workout to the next level? Core10 Pilates in West Omaha offers 50+ group fitness classes to help you get strong, fit and flexible. Give us 50 minutes 3 times a week, and you will get results. Book your first class online today or call us at 402-915-3022
6 Beginners classes available weekly. Over 40 Full Body classes (all-levels). Open 7 days a week, as early as 5:15 am and as late as 6:30 pm.