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Physiofit Leeds Ltd
What is the reformer?
The reformer is a piece of apparatus invented by the Pilates founder Joseph Pilates. It is a very versatile piece of equipment that can be used to facilitate or challenge the body to move in a variety of ways through using a system of springs and pulleys on a moving carriage. Springs can be adjusted to provide more or less resistance on the carriage to make the exercises either more or less difficult so that perfect technique and control can be achieved.
Exercises are done in a variety of positions including;
- lying down,
- side lying,
The exercises use the fundamental principles of Pilates to improve;
At Physiofit we recommend a foundation in mat Pilates prior to progressing to the reformer. It is important to learn how to control the body through a variety of movements, and using the correct muscle groups, before moving on to the reformer. If the exercises are too difficult, or not done correctly, compensatory movement strategies may be used and may become ingrained.
Taught correctly the reformer can allow modifications to be made to the exercises in order to reduce load through certain joints. This means it can be used to rehabilitate those with limited range of movement or carrying injury. In these circumstances we recommend starting with 1-1 sessions.
Would reformer Pilates be suitable for me?
Reformer Pilates exercises can be adapted to suit all needs, however certain skills are needed before joining a group class.
If you are not already attending mat based Pilates classes here at Physiofit at Intermediate 1 level or above or are carrying an injury, you will require a pre class assessment with one of our physiotherapists prior to starting any reformer sessions.
The assessment is up to 30 minutes and the physiotherapist will discuss your goals with you, your current health and injury status and introduce you to the reformer. The physiotherapist can then advise your suitability for classes or if private sessions would be more appropriate.
Pre Class Assessment - £35
Classes or Private Sessions?
Physiofit reformer sessions are taught by our physiotherapists in a variety of formats.
Private sessions can be 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3. Classes are up to 3 participants and paid for as courses or ad hoc. Our lunch time classes can be attended as half hour or combined for a full hour.
Please see our timetable for class times. Private sessions can be booked via our reception.
How much will it cost?
Small Group Classes (1 hour)
Ad hoc booking - £18 per class
Course booking - £16 per class
Small Group Classes (½ hour)
Ad hoc booking - £9.00 per class
Course booking - £8.00 per class
Courses are paid for in advance, in blocks of 5 – 7 weeks in line with the Leeds School Half Terms. Download Physiofit's course dates.
Ad hoc classes can be booked up to one week in advance with payment in full (£19) to secure the booking. If you need to cancel your class, payment can be carried over to another class or used as credit towards physiotherapy or 1:1 Pilates at Physiofit.
Hour session - £60
Half hour session - £35
Block booking of 5 hour sessions - £275
Block booking of 10 hour sessions - £500
Block booking of 5 half hour sessions - £160
Block booking of 10 half hour sessions - £290
Hour session - £80
Block booking of 5 - £360
Block booking of 10 - £650
Hour session - £90
Block booking of 5 - £414
Block booking of 10 - £750
Block booking sessions must be used within a 6 month period.