Adding Up Cardio to Your Core Abs Routine on the Pilates Reformer

You can spice up your clients reformer routines adding the pilates jumping board for extra fun and cardio results. Pilates definitely has a huge burn factor and is one of the best workouts out there for strengthening your core, your back, glutes and, well, the rest of your body!  But the fact remains that it isn’t a huge calorie burner and you generally cannot count a pilates session towards your weekly recommended cardio output (the American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise). 

For reformer workouts, I love the jump board!  It definitely raises my heart rate since you are, afterall, jumping!  Even just using the jump board for 20 minutes increases my cardio for my reformer sessions.  If you already have a reformer, adding a jump board usually does not cost much.  If your studio has reformers, ask about adding the jump board into your session!