Is Reformer Pilates Good for Back Pain?

The reformer is an exercise apparatus that was designed by the founder of the Pilates Method, Joseph Pilates. A reformer uses a set of springs to create a unique kind of resistance against which the exerciser can work to organize strength in their core muscles, along with good alignment and improved joint flexibility. 

The reformer has a carriage that the exerciser can lie upon and move back and forth while exercising and working the resisting springs and footbar. It’s important to learn how to use a reformer correctly so that you don’t injure yourself. If you’ve never used a reformer before, Mongoose Bodyworks can help you learn how. But we won’t just teach you how to use the equipment. We’ll help you understand your body and how to make it work better for you, so that you can live your life with more ease and less pain.

What Causes Back Pain?

In today’s chaotic and busy world, we often forget to care for ourselves, our emotions, and our bodies properly. Many of our lifestyle choices can lead to back pain. The improper lifting of heavy objects, prolonged sitting while slouching at a desk, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and obesity are all contributing factors to back pain. Osteoarthritis that comes with aging, or scoliosis, which is an abnormal curvature of the spine, can also cause back pain. If you have back pain that is chronic or severe, it’s important to see a doctor before you begin any exercise regime. Once you know it’s not something that needs immediate treatment, you can start doing Pilates. The Pilates exercise that we teach at Mongoose Bodyworks can ameliorate nearly all of these aforementioned conditions.

Call to Schedule an Appointment with a Qualified Pilates Instructor Today

If you suffer from frequent back pain, call to schedule an appointment with a qualified Pilates instructor today. Our studio is equipped with the reformer apparatus and our instructors are all certified in the Pilates Method. We understand how your body works and are here to help you. Email us at and find out how to live your best life. We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.