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Best Hotels For Reformer Pilates

When it comes to rejuvenating your mind and body, nothing quite compares to a dedicated retreat that blends luxurious surroundings with invigorating fitness session. Reformer Pilates has gained global popularity for its unique approach to strengthening and toning the body, and there are some fantastic hotels offering excellent Reformer Pilates facilities, alongside expert tuition. Let’s explore what Reformer Pilates is, its benefits, and the exceptional facilities and programmes available at some of our favourite wellness and fitness focussed hotel: Absolute Sanctuary, Pine Cliffs, Shanti Som, SIRO, and Zulal.

What is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates is a dynamic form of exercise that uses a specialised machine called a reformer (it looks a little like a metal bed frame!). This machine comprises a sliding carriage, adjustable springs, ropes, and pulleys, allowing for a wide range of movements and resistance levels. Unlike traditional mat-based Pilates, Reformer Pilates provides a more intense and varied workout, focusing on core stability, flexibility, and overall strength.

Benefits of Reformer Pilates

There are a variety of benefits that contribute to both physical and mental well-being including:

  • Improved Core Strength: Exercises are designed to target and engage the core muscles, leading to enhanced strength and stability.
  • Increased Flexibility: Varied movements and stretches help lengthen muscles, improving flexibility and reducing the risk of injury.
  • Better Posture: Regular practice promotes better alignment and posture by strengthening the muscles that support the spine.
  • Enhanced Muscle Tone: Resistance-based movements help tone muscles without adding bulk, resulting in a leaner physique.
  • Stress Relief: The focus on controlled breathing and mindful movement provides a calming effect, reducing stress and promoting mental clarity.

Top Destinations for Reformer Pilates Holidays

Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand

Absolute Sanctuary is renowned for its comprehensive wellness programmes and tranquil setting on the tropical island of Koh Samui. The resort offers specialised Pilates retreats that include daily Reformer Pilates classes, personalised fitness assessments, and access to state-of-the-art facilities. Guests can enjoy additional wellness activities such as yoga, spa treatments, and healthy cuisine usually fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Pine Cliffs, Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort, set along the stunning Algarve coastline, is a luxury destination offering an exceptional Reformer Pilates experience. The resort features a dedicated Pilates studio equipped with the latest reformer machines. Guests can participate in group classes or book private sessions with experienced instructors. Beyond Pilates, the resort offers a variety of wellness activities, from golf and tennis to coastal hiking and gourmet dining. This great choice if you wish to combine a family break with some dedicated Pilates practise too.

Shanti Som, Marbella, Spain

Nestled in the serene Andalusian mountains, Shanti Som is a boutique wellness retreat that provides a holistic approach to health and fitness. Their Reformer Pilates programme is designed to cater to all levels, offering personalised sessions and group classes. The tranquil environment, combined with nutritious meals, meditation sessions, and a range of spa treatments, makes Shanti Som an ideal destination for a rejuvenating holiday. Note: Shanti Som also offer aerial Pilates too if you fancy trying something a little different!

SIRO One Za’abeel, Dubai

SIRO One offers a unique blend of fitness and luxury. The resort’s fitness centre features cutting-edge Reformer Pilates equipment, and their experienced instructors provide tailored tuition to suit individual goals. The SIRO brand is centred around the five biohacking pillars of fitness, nutrition, recovery, sleep and mindfulness – they offer word-class fitness and wellness facilities, and even the bedrooms are high-tech and feature a recovery closet, anti-gravity chair and projectors enabling you to take part in virtual classes from the convenience of your room.

Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar

Zulal Wellness Resort in Qatar is a premier destination for those seeking a transformative wellness journey.  Reformer Pilates sessions conducted by highly qualified instructors – other classes on offer include Yoga Vinyasa Flow, TRX, Zumba, Tabata and more. Guests can benefit from personalised wellness plans that integrate nutrition, spa treatments, and physical activities. Zulal’s tranquil desert setting and luxurious amenities create a perfect environment for relaxation and revitalisation.

Palacio Estoril, Portugal

Palácio Estoril, a luxurious hotel in Portugal, offers exceptional wellness facilities including Reformer Pilates. These facilities feature state-of-the-art Pilates reformer machines, expert instructors, and even a dedicated Reformer Pilates retreat schedule. Guests can enhance their physical fitness, flexibility, and core strength in a serene and elegant environment, complementing the hotel’s commitment to holistic wellness.

Hotel Baobab Suites, Tenerife

Baobab Suites in Tenerife offers Reformer Pilates with panoramic views, tailored sessions, and skilled instructors. Additional amenities include spacious suites, gourmet dining, a wellness spa, heated pools, a fitness center, and outdoor activities like water sports and golf, ensuring a luxurious and holistic experience for all guests.

For a bespoke quote for any of the above, or for more ideas, simply call us on 020 8968 0501.

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