Reformer Pilates

Reformer Equipment

At Juice, it is our goal to make you feel comfortable and competent. We realize that exercise alone can often be a daunting experience, and exercise on an unfamiliar machine can be even more daunting. If the Reformer is new to you, we invited you to review the following descriptions to familiarize yourself with the Reformer. The Reformer is a simple yet intelligent piece of Pilates equipment that is adjustable to work with you. If you would like to know more, please call Juice Pilates at 07790 335 892 or e-mail us.

Springs
Used as resistance to makes exercises challenging and increase strength.

Carriage
This is the portion of the Reformer that is occupied by the body. The carriage is the part of the Reformer that moves up and down the side rails.

Balanced Body Allegro ReformerFootbar
The footbar is adjusted according to height and exercise. While on your back, the footbar is adjusted for hip and knee flexion. It is most commonly used to push away from. This includes pushing away from it with legs and arms.

Ropes and Straps
The ropes and straps are used by both the arms and legs. They are used to make movements, such as: pushing, pulling, circling, and lifting. They are also used in stretching.

Shoulder Rests
While lying on your back, the shoulder rests serve as a marker for shoulder placement. The shoulder rests can also be used in exercises that involve creating stability, including kneeling and box placement.

Headrest
The headrest is adjusted to help make the neck and shoulders relaxed when lying supine (on your back). When the headrest is not being used by the head, it is usually down and out of the way.