The Pilates Reformer
When you first see a Pilates Reformer, you may think it looks a little like a medieval rack...

But it's not for punishment — honest — it's a finely tuned and elegant machine to give a controlled and fully adjustable resistance when carrying out your Pilates exercises. It is extremely versatile in that you can do the exercises when lying, sitting, kneeling or standing, and its use teaches you a precision and control of core stabilisation that simply cannot be obtained in a Pilates group matwork class.

It was designed by Joseph Pilates himself many years ago. All modern Reformers are based on his basic design of a fixed frame, with a movable carriage. A number of springs provide resistance against the carriage moving, and ropes and pulley systems together with an adjustable foot bar let you pull or push yourself and the carriage along glide rails attached to the frame.

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The Reformer was designed by Joseph Pilates himself. It is the ultimate accompanying device to aid training. Here is Joseph in an old photo, in his New York Studio.

Just in case you're wondering, we do not make speedos compulsory at our studio — it's a purely personal decision... ;-)

Joseph designed his original Reformers using hospital beds, to which he attached springs, pulleys and ropes, specifically for helping to rehabilitate injured soldiers and prisoners during World War I.

Modern Reformers aren’t that much different is principle — but there’s not much lying around while you’re using them. Indeed, a Reformer workout is one of the best Pilates workouts you can get

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Reformer Courses

We run Pilates Reformer courses at the Pilates in Loughborough Studio, in micro-group classes of only four participants.

These classes are unique to the Loughborough — indeed, to the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire — areas.

Classes in such small groups mean that you will receive a very tailored and structured tuition on Reformers, which will boost your Pilates to a higher level with accelerated, powerful, and highly enjoyable results.

You can see our Reformer Timetable for the year below — which lists all current (and some planned) classes, including some more information about our Monthly Payment Plan.

If you have not done Pilates at all, or if you have but not used Reformers, you will need to join a Beginners Reformer class.

All courses — at whatever day/time — have a total of 34 weeks of classes over a year.

Reformer Class Times

Currently, classes are on the following days and times:

Mondays 11.30am–12.30pm
Mondays 12.30pm–1.30pm
Mondays 7.00pm–8.00pm
Mondays 8.00pm–9.00pm
Tuesdays 7.30am–8.30am (Beginners)
Tuesdays 8.45am–9.45am (Beginners)
Tuesdays 10am–11am (Beginners — planned)
Tuesdays 6.00pm–7.00pm
Tuesdays 7.15pm–8.15pm
Wednesdays 8am–9am
Wednesdays 9am–10am
Wednesdays 12.30pm–1.30pm (Beginners — planned)
Wednesdays 6.00pm–7.00pm (Beginners)
Wednesdays 7.15pm–8.15pm
Thursdays 8am–9am
Thursdays 9am–10am
Thursdays 12.30pm–1.30pm
Thursdays 6.00pm–7.00pm
Thursdays 7.00pm–8.00pm
Fridays 7.30am–8.30am
Fridays 9.15am–10.15am
Fridays 10.30am–11.30am (Beginners)
Fridays 11.45am–12.45pm (Beginners)
Saturdays 11.15am–12.15pm

More Reformer classes are planned — please contact us for further details.
Reformer Course Timetable

See below.

Please note: All planned dates are provisional — illnesses, emergencies, venue closures and other issues may mean that some classes may not take place at their planned time.

However, a replacement class WILL always be arranged.

This is as definitive a list as we can make it, so please make sure you check that a particular class is running before you go — we may have rescheduled the class due to circumstances beyond our control.

Enrolment is on our Monthly Payment Plan, at £41 per month (meaning classes work out at under £14.50 each.

Contact us for further information and to book onto our Reformer classes.

Reformer Course Timetable 2019-2020

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