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Why Make Pilates a Part of Your Daily Life

September 3, 2018

There is no denying that regularly practicing pilates can have life changing benefits. However, integrating the exercise as part of your daily life has some lesser known benefits that you may not be aware of.   1. Escape The Daily Grind Pilates urges you to focus on breathing, listening to your body and understanding how […]

Meet the Team: Spotlight on Yvette McGaffin

August 20, 2018

Meet Yvette McGaffin, the co owner of Reform Studios! Yvette is a 32-year-old native New Zealander who lives in Northern Ireland with her husband Neal and their dog Floyd. Together, Yvette and Neal co founded Reform Studios in 2015. Yvette enjoys a healthy lifestyle and trains every day, joining in on her team’s Reformer classes […]

Preparing For Your First Reformer Pilates Class

August 6, 2018

Joining your first reformer pilates class can be daunting. At Reform Studios our aim is to introduce you to the class with ease and allow you to become familiar with the studio. To take away the pressure of remembering a full list of items to bring with you, we provide complimentary water and towels. We […]

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

July 23, 2018

A personal trainer aims to effectively and efficiently help you achieve specific goals without causing injury. Finding the right personal trainer can prove extremely valuable in learning what your body needs and what exercises your body reacts to through someone who has immense knowledge of fitness, alignment and physiology. According to – “Working out […]

What is the Difference Between Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates?

July 16, 2018

Keeping your body guessing is the key to changing it! There is no denying the benefits of regularly practicing pilates movements. With the surge in its popularity in recent years, pilates and how it is practiced has developed in innovative ways. This can sometimes make it difficult to decide which class is right for you […]

Sneak Peak: Take a Look at Our Reform Pilates Studio in Edinburgh

July 9, 2018

Reform Studios first opened its doors in Belfast’s Lisburn Road. After being an instant hit, a second studio was launched in Belfast’s Holywood Road, followed by further expansion and growth into Scotland. Reform’s boutique-style studio, located in Edinburgh’s popular Howe Street is a short distance from Stockbridge in Edinburgh’s New Town. The Reform Studio is […]


Adore Your Core

October 4, 2017

While it may be an encouraging initial motivation, a flat tummy or ab definition isn’t the only reason to get your torso in shape. Your core is so much more than just your abominable muscles – it’s your body’s powerhouse! The core is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your stomach – it encompasses the […]

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Coffee Free Energy Kicks

July 31, 2017

Eve Brannon

That first cup of coffee in the morning is a comforting ritual and can have many positive effects. However if you find that you crave that initial caffeine-hit all day long, are having health issues that could be related to overconsumption of coffee, or are just plain addicted, it may be time to address your consumption. […]

A Spoonful A Day

May 25, 2017

by Eve Brannon

You may well have heard the claims made of this ‘superfood’, but what exactly is so special about apple cider vinegar and how can just a spoonful a day benefit your health in a variety of ways? Firstly, what is apple cider vinegar? Vinegar is made in a two-step process. The first step exposes crushed apples […]


Amalfi Coast Retreat – May 2018

January 18, 2017

We are delighted to offer our luxury retreat to the beautiful Amalfi Coast! The retreat will offer the perfect balance between health and indulgence whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. With a combination of Reform training and mouth-watering meals al fresco, the emphasis is firmly on group fun. Relax by the pool to the sound […]

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Holistic Benefits

December 30, 2016

We all have various reasons that we choose to exercise. Some of us go to classes, hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle mass or improve our physique, but that’s not where the benefits of exercise end. Check out our favourite fitness facts and discover how getting moving can […]

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Gut Instinct

November 15, 2016

Eve Brannon

Healthy digestion is critical for the body and its essential daily functions. What’s more, it directly boosts our energy levels, positive outlook, mental clarity and sleep quality. More specifically, it is believed that every system in the body is interconnected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. When your gut […]

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Fuel Food: Before & After

October 3, 2016

All worked up to work out? Not so fast! Let’s take a look at the best fuel foods to eat before and after exercise to optimise stamina, energy and results: leading to the most productive of sweat sessions. PRE and POST exercise foods or meals play a key role in the effectiveness of our workouts. […]

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

August 12, 2016

Eve Brannon

We’ve all been there, you make the effort and time go to an exercise class or to the gym and you just want to get stuck into your workout, without ‘wasting time’ with a warm up. Or you have done your time, tired the body working up a sweat and just want to make it […]

Light Up Your Life

June 27, 2016

Eve Brannon

‘Atapa Snana’ is the yogic phrase for the healing science of sunbathing: “Using solar energy, a sun-bath is taken during the hours when the sun index is low. Diseased parts of the body, usually skin ailments are exposed to the sun’s rays, whilst the remaining parts of the body are kept in the shade. Once the affected area […]

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Client Q&A: Dr Paul Nolan

June 14, 2016

Yvette Rumney

COULD YOU TELL US WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO START REFORMER PILATES? My sister in law in London had mentioned it to us before, she suffered from severe headaches and credits her reformer pilates sessions with curing them! My wife Bronagh and I were walking down the Lisburn Road one morning and saw the Reform billboard […]

If a Caveman Can…

June 5, 2016

Eve Brannon

Consider the generic, 21st century lifestyle – working long hours at a stressful desk job, while the end of the day is spent trying to recoup some down time with loved ones (often from the sofa). So what effect does this rather sedentary state have on our overall wellbeing and bodies? In this modern age, […]

Supermarket Superfoods

May 15, 2016

Eve Brannon

‘Superfood’ is a term that has grown in stature since the 1990s and today it’s the buzzword of the food industry. So what’s so super? Superfoods are foods that are thought to contain high volumes of wonderful health-boosting nutrients, making them a valuable addition to your diet. You may have seen news reports, fad diets […]

The Power of R&R

April 28, 2016

Eve Brannon

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   Thomas Dekker     We all have a love-hate relationship with sleep at times. As a young child, ‘nap time’ was the enemy; a boring activity to be avoided and resisted. As an adult with a full busy life, the notion of a […]

Client Q&A: Mia Lavery

April 24, 2016

Journalist Eve Brannon talks Pilates and Personal Bests with Reform Studios client Mia Lavery     Can you tell us what brought you to start reformer Pilates? Primarily I am a runner, so I was looking to find another form of exercise to improve and maintain my core strength. I had previously tried weight training for […]

Truly Egg-cellent

March 29, 2016

Eve Brannon

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Poached, fried, scrambled, boiled… Not just reserved for breakfast, eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the planet. With Easter just behind us, we take a look at the humble egg and all it has to offer.   Containing everything to turn a single […]

Client Q&A: Tonya Kidd-Beggs

March 15, 2016

Journalist Eve Brannon talks Pilates, pain management and perfect holidays with Reform Studios client Tonya Kidd-Beggs.   Could you tell us what brought you to start reformer Pilates? I had been doing mat Pilates for about six years and always enjoyed it, however due to a severe lower back problem, I found that every time […]

Get Happy!

February 21, 2016

Eve Brannon

Who has ever uttered the words: “I really regret that workout”? Probably nobody. If you are like most people, every time you complete exercise you come away feeling better and happier. EVERY TIME. Yes, yes, we all know it’s something about an endorphin release, which makes you feel good…but what’s actually going on in your […]

New Year, New You..?

January 14, 2016

By Eve Brannon

THE DEFINITION OF ‘INSANITY’: “DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS” – ALBERT EINSTEIN So here we are again: another season behind us, full of family gatherings, holiday parties and festive feasts. With January comes the predictable promise of a fresh start. However, behind the seductive lure of “New Year, New […]

Reform Feel Good Factor

January 8, 2016

By Eve Brannon

This week I embarked on my first class at Reform Studios. Beinga long time fan of Pilates, I was intrigued to learn of a fitness studio that offered a fresh take on the traditional physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. What is Reformer Pilates? In a nutshell, the method […]

Lucas Hugh

November 13, 2015

Reform are Northern Ireland’s only stockist of the luxury athletic wear label LUCAS HUGH LONDON. We currently display our items in the studio, and our teachers will be wearing them in class. LUCAS HUGH luxury athletic wear is for the woman who does not want to compromise on technical performance or style. With its directional […]

Welcome to Reform

November 13, 2015

On the 31st August 2015, Reform opened it’s doors to the people of Belfast and beyond. Since then we’ve been blown away by the reaction we’ve received and we’re pleased to say this is only the beginning, so keep a close eye as Reform grows and evolves. The support from our family, friends, local businesses […]