Mongoose Bodyworks

The Pilates Reformer Machine

Many people who are seeking a new fitness regime are concerned about the potential damage high-impact exercises, such as running, can have on their 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 should definitely give Pilates reformer a try.

If you are worried that the Pilates reformer won’t give you a tough enough workout, worry no more. Reformer are used by the world’s elite athletes, including NFL and baseball players and members of the New York City Ballet. The reformer allows you to learn control while you build strength and flexibility. If you’ve never seen one before, stop by our Soho studio, Mongoose Bodyworks and we’ll show you how it works.

History of the Pilates Reformer Machine

The reformer was developed by the inventor of Pilates himself, Joseph Pilates. During World War I, Joseph Pilates was interned as a prisoner of war . In order to keep himself and his fellow prisoners heathy he rigged springs to the hospital beds so they could do resistance exercises. This was the first primitive reformer.

In 1918 the influenza epidemic struck and Pilates couldn’t help but notice that his mates who were using the new exercise springs were among those who did not die of the flu. The Pilates exercises may have boosted their immune system and improved the whole-body wellness!

Call to Schedule an Appointment with a Qualified Pilates Instructor Today

If you’re looking for a low-impact workout that is both challenging and rewarding, email us 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 alignment We serve the New York City area.