A reformer may look like torture rack, but it’s such an effective form of exercise that you’ll soon learn why so many love this version of Pilates.
The bed-like contraption has a moving carriage, held in place by a combination of springs all with resistance levels. Exercises such as lunges and crunches are performed on the reformer, with the added challenge of moving the carriage or keeping it in place - much more fun than your standard bodyweight exercises.
Heartcore’s high-energy 55-minute class is designed to provide a full body workout in the shortest possible timeframe. Other benefits of the class include improving posture, core strength and flexibility.
Not only are Heartcore’s custom-made reformers state-of-the-art, but the studios are set in beautiful locations: try St John’s wood in a converted church or Hampstead’s above a railway station with gorgeous arched windows.
Suitable for all levels: simply adjust the difficulty and tension by using different combinations of springs.Website
Location: Studios in Kensington, Notting Hill, Hampstead, Chelsea, Fulham, City, Park Lane and St John’s Wood.
Prices: Intro offer 4 classes for £40. Single class £27, 5 classes £125, 10 classes £220, 20 classes £400, 40 classes £700.