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Pilates Reformer and RUNNING

Utilising the Reformer is extremely beneficial for runners. It provides an opportunity to concentrate on adjusting the way the knee tracks over the ankle, and can assist with alignment of the hip and stabilising weak muscles.


5 of the benefits of Reformer Pilates for runners are:


1. IMPROVES YOUR BREATHING

Breathing patterns taught during a reformer session can boost power to your muscles and will push you through the times when it really starts to hurt.


2. IMPROVE STABILITY

Stability is essential for good running technique and avoiding injury. Strong trunk stability will keep shoulders, pelvis and spine balanced and aligned so that they generate power through the legs in order to improve speed and endurance. Reformer Pilates allows for elongation and alignment of the spine, which in turn improves all aspects of stability.


3. CORRECT POSTURE

Posture is one of the key ingredients to success for runners, allowing for more efficient movement and less chance of injury. Posture is very dependent on strong core. Reformer Pilates develops a strong core by supporting and strengthening the muscles of the torso, hips shoulders and pelvis.


4. ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Reformer Pilates gives a full body workout, which in turn improves power, strength, flexibility and efficiency. A stronger and more stable runner, who participates in reformer Pilates shaves off their time because they move more efficiently, they decrease fatigue and ensure the right muscles are activating when they need to be.


5. REDUCE RISK OF INJURY

One of the best benefits of reformer Pilates for runners is that it decreases the likelihood of getting injured. With key focuses on the spine and posture, it allows for greater balance, ensuring your movements are the most efficient for your body. Pilates can draw attention to where you are least flexible and allow you to build up in these areas, and therefore reduce your risk of injury.









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