“My back pain has completely disappeared - Reformer Pilates is the best all-round exercise I’ve ever done” - Gaynor
Gaynor Vaughan from Kenilworth took early retirement after 25 years in a desk-based job, but years of neck, back, and shoulder pain followed her home from the office. She saw a chiropractor, but the discomfort wasn’t going away.
“My main activity was running, but I knew I should do more strength exercises. I’d never been into the idea of group exercise classes, but Club Reformer is a revelation. The environment is lovely, you get 1-on-1 attention from the instructors.”
Gaynor had a lot of questions about the Reformer equipment - after all, it’s not something you see every day - but the wonderful Club Reformer instructors helped her throughout every class. “They explain how to do every exercise, how much resistance to put on, and they'll even change it for you so you can remain in position. Once I’d done one or two classes it became second nature. The Reformer is really comfortable to use, unlike some gym equipment. It’s actually quite relaxing.” Gaynor says she prefers Reformer to mat Pilates because there’s always room for progress as you work with the resistance of the machine.
“I started off quite light but can feel my strength increasing and see visible tone in my legs, arms and core. All my aches and pains have completely disappeared.”
Gaynor now does Club Reformer class and running, and says it’s the best combination of cardio, strength, toning and stretching she’s ever found.
“Reformer Pilates is such a great all-rounder. It targets muscles you didn’t know you had. Some of the exercises really build up a sweat, and you always feel you’ve had a good workout. Try a free taster session, you won’t look back!”