Studio 2

Pilates Equipment Studio

Pilates reformer equipment studio

The Pilates Equipment Studio at New Body Barn, Wiltshire

Our dedicated Pilates Equipment Studio is fully equipped with the unique specialised Pilates apparatus which is unlike any other you may find in a gym including:

  • Reformers
  • Towers
  • Cadillac Trapeze Table
  • Wunda Chairs
  • Ladder Barrel

With hundreds of exercises and variations available, as well as a variety of springs and possible adjustments to the machines, sessions can be tailred to any level of fitness to suit the client’s body and their needs from complete beginner to those more experienced.

As well as providing a strong workout, equipment classes are particularly helpful in rehabilitating injuries and working with specific health conditions or elderly clients that may find it difficult to lie down and stand up from the floor with ease as all of the equipment is elevated from the floor.

Pilates equipment exercises are heavily focused on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, each exercise being balanced by another.

Pilates reformer equipment studio

The Pilates Reformer
The Reformer is will open, lengthen and strengthen the whole body while engaging the core to stay stable and balanced.

Benefits of the Pilates Reformer:

  • The Reformer provides a phenomenal workout for your body’s "powerhouse," or your abs, lower back, hips and glutes as well as feet, legs, shoulders, back and arms.
  • Uses resistance of springs to increase strength and flexibility developing more long lean muscle.
  • Alignment is easier to maintain as you work within the fixed frame of the Reformer.
  • Provides a variable resistance set to the clients ability to both increase challenge and support joints.
  • Muscles are worked in a closed chain more than the matwork allowing easier correction of muscle imbalance and poor biomechanics especially of the legs and spine.
  • Core stability is emphasised when stabilising the torso against the pull of the springs.
  • No muscle group is over or under trained.

Pilates reformer equipment in use

"After trying a session on the Reformer with Christine's instruction I felt parts of me had been worked and stretched in a way I can't achieve myself in a matwork class. More than that - it's so fun and I'm now hooked!" Mary P.

Sessions in Studio 2 are available as private sessions, duets or small groups. More information on Private classes.
Regular Group Pilates Reformer classes are held daily which are generally booked as a course More information on Reformer classes.