I’ve heard so many people talk about Reformer Pilates.
It seems to be really popular and I know lots of people who do it and love it.
The other day, on a whim, I signed myself up for one class, just to give it a go.
I don’t know that much about it, only that it’s supposed to be good for your core, muscle sculpting and toning… and it uses a machine with a sliding table that looks like a torture device haha!
What did I think?
It’s really good for targeted muscle toning!
It’s really low impact. It’s great for strength. It feels a lot like using weight / resistance machines. I don’t have a weak back or hips or anything, but I imagine it would be really good for people with those problems.
However I am very susceptible to motion sickness… so I got really dizzy on the sliding table thing (lying on my back and bouncing horizontally) and I felt like throwing up. Omg I was so embarrassed. I just had to lay still and let the waves of nausea pass over me!
I lost a lot of muscle strength over the Christmas-New year period and while I was in London for 4 weeks. So I felt a bit weak and couldn’t keep up with some of the exercises. I could only do 5 bicep curls?!
I might try it a few more times. I would like to get to a stage where it feels like a good work for me. I’m sure my abs would love it.
Hopefully I won’t throw up though!