At Altea Active, we understand that achieving optimal fitness and wellness involves not just physical exercise but also relaxation and self-care. That’s why we’re proud to offer registered massage therapy services designed to help our members reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being.
Our registered massage therapists are highly trained and experienced professionals who use various massage techniques to target specific areas of tension or discomfort.
Whether recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or simply looking to relax and unwind, our massage therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
What is the Reformer Pilates?
The sliding bed-like machine uses springs and straps to create varying resistance. It allows you to target small muscle groups and strengthen and stretch your muscles safely. The Reformer allows you to explore many more exercises than mat Pilates. There are so many movements and variations that can be used to challenge your whole body in a different, effective way. Reformer sessions are a great way to work the whole body while increasing mobility, strength, flexibility, and core stabilization while never getting bored.
Which Pilates Reformer will I use?
The Reformer used is the Allegro 2 Reformer by Balanced Body
What is Reformer Pilates good for?
Reformer Pilates develops a strong core while supporting and strengthening the torso, hips, shoulders and pelvic muscles. Reformer Pilates gives a full-body (can also be sectioned off to upper and lower body) workout, improving power, strength, flexibility, mobility, cardio and efficiency.
What are the Benefits of the reformer? Why would I want to use the Pilates Reformer?
Who can benefit from using the Pilates Reformer?
What are the different levels offered for Pilates Reformer Classes?
1. Foundations – Those new to the Reformer or looking to fine-tune the basics. If you have never been on a reformer or it has been a long time since you have done reformer classes, it is suggested to complete the 3 Small Group orientation package, or the introductory – 3 private sessions before you take part in any other I/A group classes. This class is for everyone. The instructor will teach all levels in the class.
2. Intermediate– For participants who have done our Foundations sessions or are familiar with the reformer apparatus already and are ready for more! Essential breathing and concentration at the Foundations level are now challenged with staying centred while learning the intermediate repertoire.
3. Advanced– Understands the Pilates reformer repertoire, including breath work and is ready for a challenge. One can move quickly from one exercise to another with proper form.
If I have never done Reformer Pilates, which session do I attend?
You would go into any “Foundations” class, which will introduce you to the Reformer, and go through a slower-paced class focusing on learning all core exercises and introducing you to breath. This class is also suitable for someone wanting to fine-tune the basics.
If I have done Reformer Pilates sessions at another studio, how do I know which Session/Package to purchase?
You have the choice of purchasing Small Group session(s), as well as any Private or Semi-Private or any of these session types as a package.
I am new to Reformer Pilates; which class package do I purchase?
You can purchase the 3-Pack Small Group Orientation Series package, the 3-Intro Privates package as a 1x purchase, or a Single Drop-in Small Group Session or Single Private Session. Any other semi-private packages may be purchased since the instructor will teach to all levels in the sessions, providing modifications as needed.
Once I have bought my package, which class do I book into if I am new to the Reformer?
You would book into any “Foundations” class, which will orient you to the reformer and Pilates repertoire and be taught at a slower pace. You may also book into, Booty & Core, Arms & Core, and Cardio & Core as the instructor will teach to all levels in the class.