First things first, this is a Reformer. Well one style anyway, there are many.
The Reformer was invented by Joseph Pilates and is a unique bed-like piece of equipment that uses springs, straps (ropes), pulleys, and a rolling carriage to provide a full-body workout at a variety of levels and training outcomes.
Reformers are fantastic for the complete beginner; all the way up to the most advanced Pilates advocate. An awesome advantage of a Reformer is their ability at working the muscles both concentrically and eccentrically; which is much more beneficial at developing strong flexible muscles.
Reformers also allow people to move in ways they may not usually be able to do by utilising the support of the springs and the straps on the machine. This allows for an increase in range of motion along with higher muscle activation in a safe and effective manner. As you can use a Reformer in a wide range of positions it also means you can safely add resistance to your training without loading the spine.
Reformer Pilates encompasses the 6 core principles of Pilates providing you with a complete workout incorporating Breath, Concentration, Centering, Control, Precision, and Flow.
Benefits of Reformer Pilates include increased Strength, Stability, Flexibility, Balance, Control, Mindset, Muscle Tone, and much more.