I have questions from some guy friends asking if an average joe could do a workout on the reformer because honestly, it does looks intimidating especially when men do not really do much of core workouts and rather build their muscles with weights at the gym.
So this is what i told the guys who are willing to try:
1) Firstly you've got to ignore and don't mind the many ladies in the room. You Still Rock.
2) Listen to the instructor carefully so you don't get lost with the movements.
3) Don't be frustrated if it's harder than it looks because your body will definitely put the muscle memory in the movements.
4) You will notice how certain essential exercises that you are used to might feel entirely different on the machine.
Lastly guys, you will definitely NOT be bored ;)
What to bring to a reformer pilates class?
1) invest in a good grip socks/anti-slip socks/sticky sole socks - (some of the men i know just wear some anti-slip soccer socks)
2) comfortable active wear (because we do some leg work, just be careful not to have a short that is too lose to expose your thighs and above
3) oh! please please pleaseee have your water bottle with you because you are going to have lots of breathing to do together with the exercises.
***Most importantly, use the pilates techniques and foundation to cross train with other sports and exercises. It moves toward functional training so it definitely help with your daily activities.
It also helps with flexibility but in a way that most men are comfortable with. It is not like how you would get in the gymnastics and the yoga classes.