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Cara
05-22-2006, 08:51 PM
I just came back from my first ever Pilates session on a Reformer. All I can say is ouch.

My body is so used to the usual routine of lifting and SS/HIIT cardio that this workout threw me for a loop.

Do any of you do Reformer work as part of your regular routine? It was a really great workout and a nice break from the usual.

Erik
05-22-2006, 08:54 PM
No

But I think PMDL does.

dichotomous
05-22-2006, 08:56 PM
I added Pilates to my workouts last year. The Reformer is fun but I prefer mat work. The mat work is a great addition to lifting and cardio.

JivaGirl
05-23-2006, 12:57 AM
I work at a pilates studio, I'm not a teacher, but every time I work on the reformer I feel sore in all sorts of places. :p I use pilates more as a way of increasing body awareness than a WO, it's also fun to hang upside down.

strongchick
05-23-2006, 01:17 AM
Could you post a link? I'm curious...

NCfitnessgirl
05-23-2006, 02:07 AM
Here's what I found...
http://www.hsn.com/cnt/prod/default.aspx?w...pilatesreformer (http://www.hsn.com/cnt/prod/default.aspx?webp_id=2000883&web_id=2000883&sz=103&sf=ZC&dept=ZC0004&cat=&subcat=&gs=&attr=&ocm&kw=pilatesreformer&sourceid=1GAIN&rdr=1&cm_mmc=PaidSearch*Google*zc*pilatesreformer)

tintintgb
05-23-2006, 03:12 AM
I've done both the mat and reformer classes and definately prefer the reformer classes. My main reason for doing this is for flexibility and I found I had better with results with the reformer. I was also found that with my back issues, I could do more work with the reformer! Stick with it - you will love it!

TheBoner
05-23-2006, 03:55 AM
Any kind of pilates has worked wonders for me and a chronic sore back. It used to happen once a year that my back would give out for 1 to 2 days, mainly from undeveloped muscles and tightness. Since starting Pilates, sometimes once a month even, my back has not given out in 3 years. I also do some Yoga and stretching in general. A great change up to a lifting / cardio routine.

PowerManDL
05-23-2006, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 22 2006, 04:54 PM
No

But I think PMDL does.
You laugh but I actually have been considering taking up either pilates or yoga just to improve my flexibility.

nschultz
05-23-2006, 07:51 AM
I recently tried the reformer for the first time and it was a great workout. My muscles were shaking like crazy at the end It's a nice change from a regular weight routine.

Cara
05-23-2006, 12:05 PM
Just a side story, as I was waiting for my session on the Reformer, a local NBA phenom came out of his session. My 5'2" frame was dwarfed by nearly 7' of massiveness. He was sweating like a pig! Not too shabby looking either :shades:

NCfitnessgirl
05-23-2006, 12:23 PM
If you added a pilates workout to your routine once per week, what would you take out? Would you take out a weight or cardio workout?

jrb1980
05-23-2006, 04:28 PM
I took a 5 private training session on the reformer and I just never "got it". I didn't get that next day pain everyone talks about.

PowerManDL
05-23-2006, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by NCfitnessgirl@May 23 2006, 08:23 AM
If you added a pilates workout to your routine once per week, what would you take out? Would you take out a weight or cardio workout?
I wouldn't take out anything. It's a supplemental form of training.

JackieRTP
05-23-2006, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL+May 23 2006, 12:00 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PowerManDL @ May 23 2006, 12:00 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 22 2006, 04:54 PM
No

But I think PMDL does.
You laugh but I actually have been considering taking up either pilates or yoga just to improve my flexibility. [/b][/quote]
I would go with yoga to increase flexibility as opposed to Pilates. Just my personal opinion.