Funny how I just taught a reformer class tonight and this thread popped up on my “following” feed.
It really is amazing how pilates principles can improve client alignment. The clients who take my pilates classes, as a group, move better on average than the clients who take other formats. In my pilates class where we work on spinal stability first and clients are really used to that feeling, I can give them a “fusion” exercise like a single leg balance with body bar row. They get it faster and with better alignment than a weight training class doing the same move.
My main goal, as it was when I contributed to this thread last year, is still to get people moving really well off of the reformer. So I still love the fusion class that is first based in pilates and then progresses from there. To me, it’s very effective.