The REFORM Method targets your glutes, core and upper body—all critically important for good posture and general health.
The gluteus maximus (also known collectively with the gluteus medius and minimus, as the gluteal muscles, and sometimes referred to as "glutes" or “butt”) is the main extensor muscle of the hip. Too much sitting or inactivity can cause tight or shortened hip flexors leading to what’s been called reciprocal inhibition of the gluteals. Gluteal inhibition can negatively impact posture, and poor posture can further inhibit the glutes, thereby creating a downward spiral in gluteal function, which can lead to back pain, hip pain, and other chronic pain issues.
Despite what people think, the core of the body isn’t a six-pack! The core is a complex layered network of muscles that are arguably the most important muscles for a healthy active lifestyle. A strong core not only works to improve posture, but can also ease back pain and is essential for everything from carrying groceries to chopping wood. You don’t get a strong core from just doing sit-ups. You need a variety of exercises designed to tackle each layer of the core to have a truly strong core.
The musculature of the shoulder is incredibly complex, ranging from massive prime mover muscles to the finer stabilizer and fixator muscles. Common injuries of the shoulder can lead to inflammation of the bursae (bursitis) or tendons (tendonitis or tendinitis) and result in a torn rotator cuff, dysfunction, and impingement, as well as instability and frozen shoulder.