Pilates Reformer: is it a worthy thing to buy for doing sports?
Hi everyone! Recently I have heard about the Pilates Reformer, and I am thinking to buy it for my home gym. Due to the fact, that this equipment is expensive enough, I think if it is worth to spend this big amount of money on this!
Pilates classes on the reformer will not help lose a lot of extra pounds or build muscle. Is it really so? A good workout with a personal trainer or in a mini-group in intensity is like an hour in the gym. Pilates consumes 200 to 300 calories per hour. Pilates classes will fit even in the tight schedule. Plus, besides leggings and t-shirts, you basically don’t need anything anymore!
In Pilates, all muscles are consistently worked through, and strength and stretching exercises are combined. Classes provide general and local health effects: improve the condition of all body systems, relieve stress, relieve pain and tension in the body, normalize sleep, eliminate the effects of the injury. And of course, they give an aesthetic effect – they sculpture the silhouette, correct the posture, correct the asymmetry of the body, and struggle with excess weight. By improving the blood supply to the brain, removing the clamps in the spine, exposing the spasmed nerves, stress is removed, and sleep is normalized.
Pilates can do everything, regardless of gender, age, and level of physical fitness. Sports overload or injury is also not an obstacle. From this, it turns out that Pilates is a very good thing for both weight loss and recovery. Sometimes pilates on the reformer is called “pilates on the bed” because of the similarity of the structure.
The main question is:
This is all well and good, and I understand all the benefits of Pilates. But is it worth the money? Is it possible to practice another sport with about the same positive effect? Is it possible to replace Pilates with another sport in order to keep the body in shape and improve health? What effective sports do you know for weight loss? How much does the cheapest pilates reformer for home workouts cost?
Is it possible to do pilates at home without the supervision of a trainer?
When developing a dynamic Pilates program, the main task was to optimize the load for people who have to spend a lot of time in a sitting position. This was also one of the reasons why I chose the Reformer as equipment. Many exercises on it can be performed while lying, that is, without an axial load, and since the surface is unstable, the stabilizer muscles still work quite effectively.
I hope you will help me with this quite difficult question and I will make the right choice! Waiting for an answer!