Reformer Pilates Builds Your Power House

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The powerhouse is located in the centre of your body.

Anatomically and scientifically the powerhouse connects several large groups of muscles and refers to musculature, located deep within the abdominal region of the body. It is the place that connects the abdomen with the lower back with the buttocks. Joseph Pilates referred to the area as the “the girdle of strength.” These muscles include the rectus abdomens, the oblique muscles and the transverses abdominis. Engaging these muscles properly strengthens the multifidus and erector spinae which are the muscles that run vertically up and down either side of your spine, creating a safe posture to enter movement whilst protecting the back from injury.

In Reformer Pilates, all movements are generated by your powerhouse. A lot of people have lower back pain because their centre is not strong. They do not how to use or engage it properly. It is from the reliance and strengthening of the powerhouse from which your will derive all the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of this form of exercise.