Beginner Reformer

Beginner Reformer

Want perfect technique, in-depth knowledge and the ultimate foundation for the Pilates reformer? The Pilates by Lisa introduction to the reformer and beginner workouts are the perfect place to start!

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Beginner Reformer
  • Meet Your Reformer Workout

    Welcome to your meet your reformer workout! This is a fantastic introductory lesson if it's your first time on the reformer and you want to build a strong foundation for your Pilates apparatus practice! Today I will be instructing using an Align Pilates Australia portable reformer, but you can us...

  • Stretch & Flow Reformer Workout

    This is a beautiful short & sweet flowing stretch workout that you can fit into your day if you are short on time and want to feel revitalised! It's also perfect if you just want to follow any of our workouts with a deep, invigorating stretch!

  • Recover & Restore Reformer Workout

    This reformer workout was inspired by one of our beautiful online members who is recovering from breast cancer surgery. It is a gentle and nourishing workout that will assist with boosting circulation without over-taxing the body. This workout is perfect for any kind of recovery from surgery, inj...

  • Pilates For Back Pain Reformer Workout

    This is a gentle and extremely effective program for anyone suffering from back pain. This routine is guaranteed to realign the spine, strengthen the stabilising muscles and keep back pain at bay for good!

  • Introduction To The Reformer: The Set Up

    Today we will be learning how to set up the reformer correctly so that everything is in the optimal position for the workout and so you can learn all about the features and functions of this wonderful piece of apparatus! The initial set up of the reformer is crucial to ensuring that you get the m...

  • Introduction To The Reformer: Footwork, Hundreds & Coordination

    Today we will be going over the exercises called footwork, hundreds and coordination! These movements are the foundation of a Pilates workout on the reformer. They warm up the entire body, improve circulation and prepare you for the class ahead!

  • Introduction To The Reformer: Legs In Straps

    Today is all about feet in straps! The benefits of these exercises are endless, they assist in increasing range of motion in the hip joint, increase spinal mobility, improve abdominal strength as well as strengthening, toning and defining the glutes, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs!

    This sess...

  • Stomach Massage, Elephant, Knee Stretches, Pelvic Tilt & Running

    Today we will be going over the Stomach Massage series, the knee stretches, elephant, pelvic tilt and running!
    For this session, you will ideally need a non-slip mat, you may already have one with your reformer but if you don't, fear not! I've successfully used non-slip drawer liners/placemats an...

  • Introduction To The Reformer: Short & Long Box

    Today will be an overview of the traditional Short Box and Long Box exercises. The short box and long box are the same piece of apparatus, it's simply determined by which way the box is placed on the carriage! The options are endless with the box, so let's explore it's versatility!

    The 1.2m wood...

  • Introduction To The Reformer: Complete Body Workout

    In today's lesson, we will be linking together everything we've learned so far for a complete body, comprehensive workout!
    We will be revising every single movement we have learned in this program to solidify our technique and mastery of the exercises so we can progress to any workout on the onl...