How often should you do Pilates on a Reformer?

 

Posted By: Pamela Toy
 

How often should you do reformer pilates?
 
Reformer Pilates can be done anywhere from 3 to 6 days a week depending on the intensity of each workout.
 
Please speak to your doctor if you have any debilitating injuries before jumping into a class.

The Reformer is low impact and easier on the joints than other activities like running. Because of the low impact, you can work out more without stressing your joints.

However, the key is to listen to your body. If you are sore from a previous workout, it may be best to take the day off.

You should also vary your workouts.

One of the benefits of the reformer is its versatility and ability to hit any muscle group.

For example, you can work out your legs by doing exercises like footwork, leg circles or the frog. (1, 2, 3)
 
legwork
 

You can also work your arms with a series of exercises like the row to bicep curls.
 


 

If you want to primarily focus on the core you can do so with exercises like the hundred.
 


 

Like any other form of exercise, using the correct form is very important as it will help to lower the risk of injury. Some exercises can be very tough, but the key is to stay consistent and with the right instruction, you should start to make progress.

It can be really easy to overdo it, so take things slow and try not to make the mistake of training too hard too quickly. Training in Pilates is a marathon and you can risk burning yourself out physically and mentally by overtraining.
 

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