Did you know Pilates could help improve your golf game? It is a head-to-toe regime that builds functional muscle, yet keeps the body lean and nimble. The Machine The Pilates “reformer” invented by Joseph Pilates is an impressive all-in-one machine. It is a carriage featuring a sliding platform, footbar, shoulder rest, foot straps and handles. The resistance is achieved by a spring system. There are many variants of the reformer out there based on.