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Tue 23 Mar 2021

Reform your business with Reformer Pilates


Health & Wellbeing
Why Reformer Pilates could be just what you need to power through your days as a business owner!

 

As a business owner, taking the time out to engage in exercise is so important not only for your physical health, but also for your mental wellbeing.

 

Exercising may be the last thing on your mind after you’re a day of juggling meetings, deadlines, projects and family commitments. But what if there was a form of exercise that helped reduce stress, improve sleep and release emotional tension, while at the same time having so many amazing benefits for your body physically …  sounds exactly what a every woman in business needs, right?!

Introducing the wonders of reformer Pilates!

What is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates is similar to mat-based Pilates, however it is much more intense due to the added resistance from the reformer machine.

This form of exercise takes place on a ‘bedframe’ that uses different weighted spring combinations to create resistance when you move back and forth on the carriage.

What are the physical benefits of reformer Pilates?

Pilates performed on the reformer provides some great benefits for your physical health, such as improving core strength, balance, flexibility, functional mobility and posture.

It has also been found to reduce back pain and the risk of injuries, assist with rehabilitation from injury, and help strengthen the lower back and shoulders. As a business owner, it can sometimes feel like we have the ‘weight of the world’ on our shoulders so it’s important that they are strong!

Reformer Pilates can also benefit your cardiovascular health by decreasing blood pressure as well as improving bone density.

What are the Mindful Benefits of reformer Pilates?

Research has found reformer Pilates also has positive impacts on mental health.

Using steadiness of breath to find mindfulness in movements helps to reduce stress and release tension. Additional positive benefits of a workout on a Pilates reformer include relieving anxiety, growing your confidence, significantly improving quality of sleep and helping to train the brain by learning new movements.

Founder of the Pilates method, Joseph Pilates once said:

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness’’.

Like all forms of exercise, reformer Pilates boosts endorphins and other feel-good chemicals which circulate through the bloodstream, producing a natural boost of energy – just what you need to power through your days as a busy business owner!

With all the amazing benefits that come with reformer Pilates why not add this to your self-care and fitness routine?


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