The reformer is a form of apparatus invented by Joseph Pilates.
The reformer is a bed like machine which works using a number of springs which are adjustable for individual levels of resistance training. Resistance training is important as it adds strength and endurance to your muscles. The Pilates reformer will transform your body much faster than simply doing mat exercises, but this does not mean that you will end up looking like a bodybuilder! Exercises on the reformer provide a wider range of motion thereby enabling you to work your core more effectively and efficiently.
All kinds of exercises can be performed on the reformer to promote length, flexibility, balance and of course strength. The instability of a rolling carriage with the springs set at different levels of resistance provides all kinds of stability challenges that develop core strength and promote better balance.
Exercising on the reformer is possible for anyone, no matter what your fitness level!