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Workshop details

Difficulty Essential / Intermediate
Duration 2 hours


REPs 2.0
REPs independently endorsed education

Learn to use the Reformer as a customizable tool to train and condition exercisers of any fitness level by adding the Padded Platform Extender and Pole. Discover how the Extender can be used for sitting, standing or kneeling exercises, in this workshop developed by the Merrithew team. Also learn how the Pole brings focus to maintaining optimal scapular stability and promoting desired movement patterns.

Specialty tracks

Group Equipment

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to select exercises on the Reformer and Padded Platform Extender.
  2. Discover how the accessories can increase programming options on the Reformer.
  3. Learn how exercise modifications can challenge and support full body exercises against spring resistance.
  4. Understand how the Maple Pole can be used to maintain alignment and increase programmability.

Equipment used in the workshop

Intensive Reformer Challenge with Platform & Pole

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