Four Reasons Why Models Love Reformer Pilates

Four Reasons Why Models Love Reformer Pilates

The list of models and celebs who love reformer Pilates is long. Kaia Gerber’s trainer says Pilates changed the supermodel’s entire approach to wellness, and models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Hailey Bieber often share post-Pilates workout selfies on their Instagram accounts.

Naomi Campbell, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Anniston, Candice Swanepoel, and Kendall Jenner are just a few other supermodels known to practice this one-of-a-kind workout. 

But what exactly makes this fitness modality so popular among people who not only prioritize health and fitness but whose entire careers also depend on looking their best? Here are four reasons why models love reformer Pilates.

Reformer Pilates Delivers Fast Results

Models and celebs have hectic, busy schedules that require a lot of travel and long shoot days, which means they don’t have time for hour-plus long cardio sessions several days a week that take months to demonstrate progress. Models need their workouts to deliver fast results––and that’s exactly what reformer Pilates does.

As Kaia Gerber’s trainer Jacqui Kingswell explains: Pilates workouts engage the core, which "completely changes what you get out of your workouts" as well the way you hold your body for the rest of the day. Your body continues to work hours after your sweat session, leading to faster results than other forms of physical fitness.

Reformer Pilates Lengthens & Strengthens Muscles

Because Pilates targets small muscle groups that often get missed or strained during other types of exercises, the workout is great at helping models build and maintain the long and lean muscles they are known for. The practice builds strength and power without creating bulk or stiffness often associated that can result from high impact and heavy weight activities, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to create length––and get those coveted, toned abs.

Reformer Pilates Improves Posture, Mobility, and Flexibility

Another reason why models and celebs love Pilates is because the workout correlates to improved posture, mobility, and flexibility––physical elements that are often compromised when you’re spending 12+ hours on set or taking back-to-back flights.

When you practice Pilates you are strengthening and stretching, moving and aligning, addressing imbalances in the physical body that if ignored can create aches and pains and result in a propensity for injury. 

The modality’s heavy focus on spinal mobility and posterior chain is especially important because those are the two physical elements we use to keep our core “up”. When properly instructed, reformer Pilates always incorporates your core, with each exercise focusing on a specific set of muscles that includes working the entire range of motion of that muscle group. In this way, practicing reformer Pilates works your muscles through the length and full range of each muscle group, so you get those benefits while also strengthening the muscles you unconsciously use every day.

Reformer Pilates Reduces Stress and Calms the Mind

Pilates is synonymous with its low-impact exercises making it a perfect choice for people who lead fast-paced, very public, and often stressful lives. After all, no one wants to hit the gym for an intense workout after a long, busy day, including models and celebs. 

As you practice, you learn to engage your breath and mind in connection to physical movement, strengthening your mind-body connection, reducing stress, and improving composure. Like Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldrige says, “After I finish, it’s like I’ve had a massage.” Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel physically challenged and mentally relaxed after each and every workout?!


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