The Reformer Plus+ class at BPS incorporates cardiovascular, plyometric, strength and endurance elements into your workout.
Class Name: Reformer Plus+
Class Description: Reformer Plus+ is an exhilarating and dynamic fitness class that seamlessly combines the precision and control of Reformer Pilates with the high-energy, low-impact cardio benefits of the Jumpboard and the benefits of resistance training. This class is suitable for individuals with some prior Pilates experience, as it builds upon the foundational Reformer exercises.
Class Setting: The class is held in our BPS studio’s where we make use of our Reformers, each equipped with a Jumpboard attachment, as well as the mat, weights and other small devices. Participants should wear comfortable workout attire and grip socks for added stability on the Reformer.
- Warm-up (10 minutes): The class begins with a gentle warm-up, including stretches and mobility exercises to prepare the body for the upcoming workout.
- Pilates Exercises (15 minutes): Participants move through a series of traditional Reformer and Mat Pilates exercises, focusing on core strength, flexibility, balance, and overall body conditioning. The instructor guides the class through precise movements using the Reformer’s springs and attachments as well as small devices.
- Jumpboard Cardio (15 minutes): This is where the Jumpboard comes into play. Participants remove some of the Reformer’s resistance springs and attach the Jumpboard to the carriage. They then perform a variety of low-impact, high-intensity exercises that involve jumping, bouncing, and lunging on the Jumpboard. This segment provides an excellent cardiovascular workout while still being gentle on the joints.
- Resistance Training and Plyometrics (15 minutes): This is where the resistance training element comes into play. Participants use a combination of weights, resistance bands and plyometrics to perform a variety of low-impact, high-intensity exercises that involve resistance, functional movements, and eccentric control. This segment provides an excellent strength workout specifically designed for injury prevention.
- Cool-down and Stretch (5 minutes): The class concludes with a calming cool-down session, including stretching exercises that help to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tension.
- Improved core strength and stability.
- Enhanced cardiovascular fitness.
- Increased muscular endurance.
- Better posture and body awareness.
- Low-impact, joint-friendly workout.
- Eccentric Control for Injury Prevention and Rehab
Who Should Attend: This class is suitable for individuals who have some prior Pilates experience and are looking to add a cardio element to their workout routine. It’s an excellent choice for those who want to improve their overall fitness while maintaining a focus on core strength and balance.
In summary, a Reformer Plus+ class using the Jumpboard is a versatile and challenging fitness class that combines the best of Reformer Pilates with the fun and invigorating aspects of Jumpboard cardio and the known injury prevention benefits that eccentric control provides to any workout. Participants can expect a full-body workout that leaves them feeling both energised and refreshed.