What Exactly Is a Pilates Reformer?
Pilates founder Joseph Pilates designed the reformer. The carriage is a bed-like frame with a flat platform atop it that travels back and forth on wheels inside the frame. A series of springs connects the carriage to one end of the reformer. The reformer is used to increase length, strength, flexibility, and balance via a range of exercises.
The adaptability of the reformer is one of its finest features. Exercises may be performed laying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, seated on the footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with extra equipment, upside down, sideways, and in a variety of other positions.
With only one relatively small piece of equipment, the reformer can train many different body areas and dynamics. There are several reformer exercises, including those for beginners as well as those for the most accomplished practitioners.