What is a Pilates Reformer?

Even if you haven’t heard of a Pilates Reformer before now, it’s often a piece of fitness equipment folks are just not sure what the heck it is and may not want to even try it fearing its too complicated or too hard.

Before we go any deeper into what it is, let’s start with a brief history on Pilates. Pilates is named after its inventor: Joesph Pilates, born in 1883 Germany. He was quite sick as a child and was introduced to gymnastics, bodybuilding, martial arts, and other forms of strength training. Through this training, he developed a series of exercises that he would perform daily to maintain his health and wellbeing.

He moved to England shortly before WW1 and during the war, he worked with injured veterans and it is here that he developed the reformer using items available to him: bed springs. To this day reformers still use spring resistance to load the body while performing various exercises.

Our reformers at Timonium have towers attached to them to further add variation and additional challenges to the exercises you complete during a workout.  

Starting in June, train with me on the Pilates reformer!

Group Classes (contact me ASAP, space is limited!)

  • Mondays 5:00pm
  • Wednesdays 12:00pm
  • Saturdays 8:30am, 9:30am, & 10:30am

Individual/Partner Sessions are also available by appointment.