Short Spine on the Reformer

Short Spine is one of our favorite exercises to teach, especially in a private session. This exercise is great for spinal articulation, core strength and triceps as you push against the mat. Here’s how we teach short spine. You start laying down start in...

Private Pilates Training – What to Expect

You’ve made the commitment to start Private Pilates Training – yay! This blog post contains our tips for how to make the most of your private training experience. First, tell your trainer what your goals are. Make sure you tell the trainer how you want to feel...

Optimize Results with Small Nutrition Changes

One of the first things new students ask when they join Core Reform is “how can I get visible results faster”?. No matter what your fitness goals are, adding a consistent reformer Pilates workout to your week will change your body. But yes! You can make small changes...

How Pilates is Different

Here in Orange County we are so lucky to have many different fitness options. From boot camps to massages, running groups to personal trainers, there are so many different workouts to try. How does Pilates at CoreReform fit in to your routine? You’ll notice...

What Do I Wear to Pilates

With so many fun options in fitness wear, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices. Reformer pilates is different from other workouts, and the equipment we use and movements we perform work best when you follow our easy gear guide! 1. Bottoms: High and hugging....

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Sometimes the best approach to results means giving yourself a fresh start. That means taking something you’ve been doing and making it new again. For clients that have been with us a while, this doesn’t mean forgetting everything you know. Rather, it means starting...

Don’t Let Supine Ab work be a pain in the neck!

For many new Pilates students, lying on the back and lifting the head, neck, and chest into abdominal flexion is more of an aggravation on the neck than a workout for the abs. Don’t fret, this is very normal and many of us have been there. Difficulty holding the...

How Do Credit Card Charges Work

Sometimes we receive questions from our Pilates customers about card charges that show as pending. The goal of this post is to explain how credit card charges work! The reason why it takes so long for purchases to show up on your credit card statement or withdraw from...

How Often Can I Workout at Core Reform

Many Pilates newbies ask these questions after their first class: Is it ok to come every day? Will I see results coming once a week? What do you suggest, and what do you do? Most of our regular clients practice Pilates with us 2-3 times per week. Many come every day,...

Our 12 Hour Cancellation Policy

As all clients know, our 12 hour cancellation policy is strictly enforced at all times. We have this policy because we have a finite number of machines. When someone reserves one, that means that mean isn’t available for someone else. Consequently, when class is full,...