- What exactly is Aeropilates?
- Why do I need an Aeropilates Reformer?
- Its Key Features
- The Special Touches
So if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably progressed beyond traditional pilates and are now focussing on the new and more challenging discipline, that is aeropilates!
Some of us are more seasoned pilates practitioners and we know what Aeropilates is, but some of us are newer to this exercise discipline. Whether you are new or old, experienced or just beginning, an aeropilates reformer will be an indispensable machine that will give you the very best of what pilates has to offer.
What exactly is Aeropilates?
So if you are new to this exciting world, but haven’t yet been able to define what Aeropilates is, then I’m here to teach you. Pilates is a long established method of exercise that goes back to the 1920’s. It initially focussed on improving posture and balance and increasing muscular flexibility and strength.
Aeropilates is a more special form. One which is rejuvenating and cardio enhancing. In fact, that’s why it’s referred to as ‘Aeropilates’. You are in the air and you are now doing Aerobic exercise as well. You’ll be stretching your muscles, strengthening your core and breaking a sweat at the same time.
All of these are perfect when trying to maintain a gorgeous and athletic figure.
Why do I need an Aeropilates Reformer?
As the saying goes, if it’s worth doing something, it’s worth doing something correctly. An aeropilates reformer isn’t just for more experienced practitioners like me, but new recruits are going to get a lot of benefit as well.
Unlike a pilates matt, an aeropilates reformer has an array of features that will anchor you into carrying out all of your techniques correctly. It’s cute, hip and if you’re more seasoned like me, you will need no persuading of its benefit.
Its Key Features
The Equipment starts off as most reformers do. That is that it has a sturdy metal frame, that a platform or carriage is able to glide over and will form the basis of all your stretches and muscle movements.
The distinctive feature of an aeropilates reformer is that is it has a distinctive rebounder that sits at the base of the equipment. This will help stabilise you as you exercise and as the platform moves across the steel frame. On the opposite side, there are shoulder pads to cushion you in one form, and then hand and foot straps to hold you in place, as you start using the mounted ropes to guide your muscle movements.
Whilst the equipment sounds slightly complicated, I can assure you that it’s not! Once you are properly harnessed, you will be in the perfect position for each of your stretches and for each of your repetitions.
The Special Touches
If you’re much more experienced as I am, and you don’t need to be sold on the practicality of the piece, then I would direct your attention to the well made and pleasing aesthetic of the Aeropilates ProXp Reformer. Manufactured by Stamina, this reformer has an elevated silver steel frame, that gives the equipment a sense of tasteful durability. The ends of the equipment have an oak wood trim and makes it feel like decor. It really blends well with my furniture and my wooden fixtures.
Additionally there are little wheels that help me move the piece around the house, if I’m cleaning or entertaining. This Aeropilates reformer has served me in good stead, and it will serve you too!
Kornelija Dedelaite is a writer and researcher who lives in London. She is working for La Dolce Studio. When she is not writing, she can be found clutching onto her camera or planning her next big trip abroad.