Many people who are seeking a new fitness regime are concerned about the potential damage high-impact exercises, such as running, can have on the joints. At the same time, they may also be concerned that a low-impact workout may not really do the job. If you’re looking for an effective low-impact workout, you may want to consider the Pilates reformer machine.
If you are worried that the Pilates reformer machine won’t give you a tough enough workout, worry no more. Reformer machines are used by the world’s toughest athletes, including NFL and baseball players and members of the New York City Ballet. The reformer machine allows you to learn control while you build strength and flexibility. If you’ve never seen one before, stop by Mongoose Bodyworks and we’ll show you how it works.
The reformer machine was developed by the inventor of Pilates himself, Joseph Pilates. During World War I, Joseph Pilates worked in a hospital as a physical therapist. To help his patients regain their strength, he rigged springs to the hospital beds so they could do resistance exercises. This was the first primitive reformer machine.
While he worked in the hospital, the influenza epidemic of 1918 struck. Mr. Pilates couldn’t help but notice that his patients who were using the new exercise springs were among those who did not die of the flu. Exercise boosted their immune system and improved body function. Pilates can do this for you as well as slow the aging process.
If you’re looking for a low-impact workout that is both challenging and rewarding, call to schedule an appointment with a qualified Pilates instructor today. All of the instructors at Mongoose Bodyworks are certified in the Pilates Method and have extensive training in other related disciplines. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your highest level of fitness and know that you’re one-of-a-kind. Give us a call at (212) 431-8377 and let us help you get where you want to be. We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.