Reformer Pilates classes for 30-somethings

2.12.22 by Thomas Millar

Reformer Pilates classes for 30-somethings

There are many reasons why 30-somethings will benefit from Reformer Pilates classes. When you were in your 20s, the likelihood is that you took your fitness for granted. While it was great that you could do almost whatever you wanted without having to worry about exercise or diet, things are different now. 

In your 30s, your metabolism starts to slow down and you produce less human growth hormone, which means you’ll gain weight more easily as your muscle tone declines. Add this to the fact that you’ve probably got a sedentary job which negatively affects your flexibility and posture, making you more prone to muscle injuries. 

Reformer Pilates is a great form of exercise that will help you retain the flexibility and core strength of your 20s. This makes it a fantastic addition to any exercise programme you currently do, whether that’s athletics, team sports, dancing, horse riding or working out at the gym. In fact, many elite professional sports people and professional dancers use the reformer machine as part of their training routine. It will also help you lay down good foundations for body strength and flexibility in your 40s, 50s and beyond. 

What is Reformer Pilates? 

Reformer Pilates is similar to the mat Pilates you’re probably more familiar with. But it uses a series of ropes, pulleys and springs which are attached to a ‘bed’, which add resistance as well as support to give you a full body workout. The strength training exercises you do on the bed have been developed to work on the majority of your body’s muscles, and by changing the combinations of the springs, you can increase the amount of resistance in order to build strength at the same time as stretching and lengthening your muscles which increases your flexibility. 

Your posture is an important aspect of your strength and fitness. Pilates encourages you to keep the spine straight, and it is a workout that will strengthen the core muscles and help you maintain good posture. 

How Reformer Pilates helps you recover from injury more quickly

Reformer Pilates is a great exercise if you’re recovering from muscle injury or back ache. It is not a weight-bearing activity, and as your body is fully supported you will be able to do the movements without discomfort. At the beginning of your sessions you must tell your instructor if you have any injuries as they will always have alternative exercises you can do that will not put pressure on the affected area. By strengthening all your body’s muscles, you will recover from injury and regain your mobility more quickly. 

How Reformer Pilates helps you prevent injury

Prevention is better than cure, and Pilates can help prevent injuries because it works on muscle strength and flexibility. It is a low-impact, high-intensity activity designed to prevent putting strain on your joints. And once you’ve perfected your posture, you’ll not only help prevent back pain, you’ll look better too! #InstaReady

Pregnancy and postnatal Pilates

You can even do Reformer Pilates in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy – though we advise doing a 1-2-1 session with one of our instructors first. And there are many benefits of postnatal Pilates that will help your body recover from giving birth.

Fantastic for your mental health 

Reformer Pilates classes are not just good for the body, they’re also good for the mind. The exercises boost endorphins, which reduces stress and anxiety and helps improve your mood. Many people often find that the breathing techniques used are great for mindfulness. One invaluable benefit is that it helps you sleep better, and a good night’s sleep is one of the best things for your mental health

Want to give one of our classes a try? Take advantage of our £10 try a class offer – and bring a friend along for free! 

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