Experience Higher State Reformer Pilates and Wellness Studio
at Somerville Recreation Centre
When you join our Higher State Wellness Membership, you can will gain access to state-of-the-art Reformer Pilates equipment.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Named after its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the program in the 1920's, Pilates emphasises correct postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
Reformer Pilates is a type of resistance-based pilates that is performed on a Reformer Pilates bed. A Reformer Pilates bed features a bed-like platform, which rolls back and forth on wheels within a frame. At the end of the bed there are foot bars and at the top of the bed there are straps with handles.
During the class you use your body weight and set a level of resistance of the springs, to build strength and activate your muscles. You may be asked to place your hands or feet within the straps and foot bars depending on the exercise. All parts of the reformer equipment and class can be adjusted for different levels of fitness and skill.
Premium Equipment - Peak Pilates Reformer Beds
Our beautiful Higher State wellness studio features state-of-the-art MVe® Peak Pilates Reformer Beds.
The MVe® Reformer beds are sleek, precision-built aluminum reformer possessing the features and quality of the finest professional studio reformers. The innovative design of MVe beds includes features not found on other standard stackable reformers. Our beds are very user-friendly and will have a retractable shoulder-block, retractable risers and a gear bar selection for maximum adjustability and comfort.
Reformer Pilates Benefits
There are a wide range of benefits associated with Reformer Pilates. Reformer Pilates can improve your overall strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. As well as this, Reformer Pilates may provide relief from physical pain, such as back and joint pain. Reformer Pilates is also highly beneficial for those who are looking to improve their posture and range of movement.
As a full body workout, you can expect to activate and strengthen the following areas of your body when participating in a class:
- Abdominal region
- Legs & thighs
REFORMER ENTRY A 6-block entry class for anyone who is new to Reformer Pilates or has had a hiatus and wants to build their fitness and strength back up.
REFORMER INTERMEDIATE For anyone who has completed the Reformer Entry classes, are a regular Reformer Pilates participant and has a reasonable level of strength and fitness.
REFORMER ADVANCED Take your Reformer Pilates to the next level. This class is for the experience participant with a high level of strength, fitness and stamina.
REFORMER SCULPT Combining elements of dance, resistance training and pilates into a class that focusses on creating a strong core and postural strength. A class ideal for all levels of fitness.