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Chichester Physio's Pilates Instructor Rafael: The Expert in 1-2-1 Reformer Pilates

At Chichester Physio, our dedicated Reformer Pilates instructor, Rafael, is renowned for his expertise in providing personalised 1-2-1 reformer Pilates sessions. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the human body, Rafael's focus is to help clients achieve their fitness goals, improve strength, flexibility, and posture through the transformative power of reformer Pilates.

What is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates is a specialised form of Pilates exercise that utilises a piece of equipment known as a Pilates reformer. Developed by Joseph Pilates, this exercise method combines controlled movements, breathing techniques, and resistance training to enhance core strength, improve overall body alignment, and increase flexibility.

The Pilates reformer is a versatile apparatus consisting of a sliding carriage, springs, ropes, and various adjustable components. The design allows for a wide range of exercises to be performed while lying, sitting, kneeling, or standing on the moving carriage. The springs provide resistance, which can be adjusted according to the individual's fitness level and specific needs.

Benefits of Reformer Pilates:

1. Improved Core Strength: Reformer Pilates targets the deep muscles of the core, including the abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles. The dynamic movements performed on the reformer engage and strengthen these muscles, leading to improved stability, balance, and postural alignment.

2. Increased Flexibility: The sliding carriage and adjustable components of the reformer allow for a greater range of motion and stretching. Regular practice of reformer Pilates can improve flexibility, promote joint mobility, and alleviate muscle tension and tightness.

3. Enhanced Body Awareness: Reformer Pilates emphasises precise and controlled movements, requiring concentration and body awareness. Through focused attention, clients develop a better understanding of their own body mechanics, leading to improved coordination and efficient movement patterns.

4. Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention: The low-impact nature of reformer Pilates makes it an excellent choice for rehabilitation and injury prevention. The controlled resistance and targeted exercises can aid in the recovery process, reduce pain, and enhance overall physical function.

1-2-1 Reformer Pilates with Rafael:

Rafael, our highly skilled Pilates instructor, offers personalised 1-2-1 reformer Pilates sessions at Chichester Physio. These individualised sessions allow Rafael to tailor the exercises to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Whether you are a beginner looking to establish a solid foundation or an advanced practitioner seeking to challenge yourself, Rafael will design a program that suits your fitness level and preferences.

During the 1 hour 1-2-1 sessions, Rafael provides expert guidance, ensuring correct alignment, technique, and execution of exercises. He focuses on building a strong mind-body connection, promoting body awareness, and creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to progress at their own pace.


If you're looking to transform your fitness journey, improve core strength, flexibility, and overall well-being, Chichester Physio's Pilates instructor Rafael is the perfect choice. With his expertise in 1-2-1 reformer Pilates, he can help you unlock your full potential and achieve your desired results. Embrace the power of reformer Pilates under Rafael's guidance and experience the countless benefits this exercise method offers.

We offer a 1 hour 1-2-1 TASTER reformer session with Rafael for just £35. Please call 01243 783040 to book your session now.