Pilates Reformer Specialists

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What is a reformer?

A reformer is one of the larger pieces of equipment on which to perform traditional pilates exercises, just like the cadillac, arc barrel and split pedal chair.

For Reformer Pilates Wimbledon, we can offer individual or small group sessions and will tailor the time to match your ability and needs.

For Reformer Pilates classes in Wimbledon, the main advantage is versatility. It caters for different abilities, sizes, positional preferences and literally any muscle group can be targeted.

It can be used where low impact may be preferred, for example when recovering after an operation, or during the later stages of pregnancy when you can’t lie on your back anymore.

At its core, reformer Pilates serves a similar purpose to mat Pilates, but we can target much more specific muscle groups and the room for progression is greater.

It might look intimidating, but our expert Wimbledon Reformer Pilates instructors will help set things up and guide you every step of the way – taking time to ensure that the exercises are done correctly and at a comfortable level.

A Reformer consists of a moving carriage, connected to a frame via springs, which can be altered to increase or decrease resistance. The Reformer also includes both leg and arm straps. Exercises can be performed in all the positions of traditional mat work pilates in standing, side lying, kneeling, all fours and standing.

A wide variety of exercises are possible on the Reformer, and one of the reasons our customers and staff love it is just how many different exercises are possible on a single piece of equipment.

For reformer Pilates in Wimbledon, take a look at our class timetable or just get in touch to find the right session for you.



    Pilates FAQs

    What should I wear?

    You should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move and stretch in. You don’t need trainers as Pilates is performed in bare feet or socks. Socks with grippy soles are useful but not essential.

    Do I need a mat or any equipment?

    No, all mats and small equipment such as balls, bands and rings are supplied.

    Is Pilates only for women?

    Pilates is for everyone and instructors are seeing increasing numbers of men taking up Pilates, including sporting greats such as Andy Murray and Brian O’Driscoll who are huge advocates. Classes for children and adolescents are also becoming more popular and we run a range of classes for children from 5 years upwards.

    I have an injury, can I do Pilates?

    While Pilates can aid recovery from certain injuries, it is always important to seek advice from your doctor or physiotherapist before starting any new exercise programme.

    How big are the classes?

    Group classes at Physiotherapy Central are small, with no more than 8 people in a class. We keep our classes small so you get more individual attention from the instructor and feel confident you are performing the exercises correctly and safely.

    Pilates Classes

    Pilates Classes in Wimbledon & Richmond

    Book a Pilates Class in Wimbledon & Richmond today

    Class Descriptions

    At Physio and Pilates Central, we offer Pilates Reformer and mat classes for all ages and levels of experience. Keeping classes to small groups, our expert Pilates instructors are there to help you find the right level and to ensure that all movements are done correctly.

    For group Wimbledon Pilates classes or Richmond Pilates classes, we have a wide range of sessions to choose from, including beginners and over 60s.

    Our Pilates classes are also tailored to your overall objectives – whether that’s managing back pain from sitting at a desk all day, improving strength to prevent injury or training for your next Ironman.

    Take a look at the full timetable for Pilates classes in Wimbledon and Richmond or give us a call to find the right session for you.

    Reformer Pilates
    1:1 or 2:1 (Mat)
    Group (Mat)

    Reformer Pilates (either 1:1 or 2:1)

    The reformer consists of a moving carriage, connected to the frame via springs, which can be altered to increase or decrease resistance. The reformer also includes arm and leg straps to work the entire body. Exercises can be performed in all positions, standing, side lying, kneeling and on all fours.
    For more information on Reformer Pilates, click here.

    1:1 or 2:1 (mat)

    Ideal for those new to Pilates or those who need a class tailored to individual needs.

    Group (mat)

    Small group classes of no more than 8 people, ensuring everyone gets lots of individual attention