The Pilates Reformer helps one establish torso stability and postural alignment while working peripheral limbs in full range of motion. With a moving carriage that slides along a metal frame, the adjustable springs allow for progressive resistance, which helps to lengthen and strengthen the muscles rather than building bulk. It makes for an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints. Exercises are performed lying down, sitting, kneeling or standing. The Reformer is an effective training tool for the restorative (post rehabilitation) program, beginner and the most advanced.
Pilates reformers are key components to many rehabilitation clinics, as more and more professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths embrace the Pilates approach as complementary to their specialties