Transform your body with Reformer Pilates.
This full-body workout builds long, lean muscles while focusing on core strength and posture.
We're excited to offer Reformer Pilates as an additional service members can add to their current Altea Active Membership.
The design of the reformer machine allows for fluid, controlled movements with minimal impact on your joints.
Reformer Pilates incorporates stretching exercises that promote flexibility and increased range of motion in your joints. This leads to improved athletic performance and reduced risk of injury for beginner exercisers to advanced athletes.
Your Pilates instructor can tailor the workout to your individual needs, goals, and fitness levels. This focused approach ensures that the exercises are safe, effective, and suitable for your specific requirements, maximizing results.
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Unlike many exercise routines that target isolated muscle groups, Reformer Pilates engages your entire body in each movement. The resistance provided by the reformer machine ensures that no muscle is left untouched, resulting in comprehensive muscle development.
The design of the reformer machine allows for fluid, controlled movements with minimal impact on your joints. This makes Reformer Pilates an ideal choice for those recovering from injuries or with joint sensitivities.
Core engagement is a fundamental aspect of ReformerPilates. As you stabilize and control your movements, your core muscles - including abdominals, obliques, and lower back - become stronger, contributing to better posture and reduced back pain.
Reformer Pilates incorporates stretching exercises that promote flexibility and increased range of motion in your joints. This can lead to improved athletic performance and reduced risk of injury in various activities.
Reformer Pilates focuses on creating long, lean muscles rather than bulky ones. The result is a sculpted, toned physique with improved body proportions.
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 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.
Once I have completed my 3 “Intro” Privates, Duo or 3 Small Group Orientation Series, what do I book into?
You can book into any class besides Advanced. 3 Foundations or intermediate classes are recommended prior to booking into our more advanced classes, such as Reformer intervals and Athletic Reform.
How often should I do Reformer Pilates?
By participating in Reformer Pilates 2-3 times per week you will see and feel noticeable results. Our expert coaches will motivate and guide you to get the most out of your sessions.
How long before I will see results or feel results?
By doing Reformer Pilates regularly 3 times per week, you will feel different right away! You will feel immediate results, such as being more energized, open, flexible, strong, and the list goes on. Like any other program, reformer, combined with well-balanced nutrition and regular workouts, you are on the path to success.
Do I wear socks or go barefoot?
It is mandatory to wear anti-slip socks so you don’t slip. These can be found on Amazon.
How do I sign up for a class?
You can sign up through our app or by talking to a Pilates instructor who can book you in for Private, Semi-Private, or Small Group sessions.
Do I have to find my own people to join a Small Group session with?
No, you can just sign up for the session.
Is there a cancellation fee?
If you cancel outside the allotted window (24 hours for Private and Semi-Private, you will lose the session credit. It is counted as one of your sessions attended)
If you cancel outside the allotted window (12 hours for Small Group) sessions, you will be charged a fee of $15 + tax.