You love the Reformer. After your weekly class you walk out of the studio feeling taller and stronger. There’s a problem though. You don’t have one. And there are 7 days, maybe fewer if you have space in your budget and schedule, before you can get back to the best piece of exercise equipment you’ve ever been on.
Throughout the week you supplement with some mat exercises you’ve seen on YouTube but you can’t find the same flow. You’re not feeling the unique full-body workout you feel in Reformer class.
Until now, when you come across an at home, on demand course called “Reformer on The Mat”.
A familiarity with the Reformer and a general concept of the apparatus is not necessary to take this class, but is certainly recommended in order to have a greater sense of how the exercises apply on and off the equipment.
Reformer On The Mat with Emily
Transposing spring-based resistance on the mat.
Needs: No props will be needed.
Advancing with pace, focus, precision and flow.
Needs: 1-2lb hand weights are optional
The most advanced Reformer exercises on the mat. Needs: 1-2 lb hand weights are optional
About the instructor
Emily's teaching style could be described in one word as "relatable". She is passionate about making Pilates feel accessible and empowering to each individual she has the pleasure of teaching. In 2015, Emily completed her first comprehensive Pilates certification with Polestar Pilates. She spent from 2015-2020 teaching a range of different clients in different studio settings within the greater NJ/NYC area, including physical therapy clinics, boutique studios, and corporate studios. In 2020, Emily decided it was time to hit the "refresh" button on her Pilates education, and went on to complete Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates Teacher Training Program as a Bridge student for her second comprehensive certification. Over the last six years that she has been teaching, Emily has completed many continuing education courses including Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis, Pilates for Hip & Knee Pathologies, Pre & Post Natal Pilates Workshops, as well as industry-specific forums. She recently ranked #11 in Equinox's 2020 Top 50 Pilates Instructors. Emily is a professional Dancer and Pilates Instructor currently based in the greater Albany area. Emily was first [formally] introduced to the Pilates method as a means of rehabilitation after undergoing bilateral knee surgeries between 2011 and 2012; results of malalignment and a lack of cross-training in her dance education. As she found herself getting stronger and overall more aligned from her Pilates rehab regiment, she couldn't help but look into this unique movement method on a deeper level.