If the reformer is your favorite part of Pilates class, but you can't find the time to go to the studio, consider shopping for a machine you can use at home. The Pilates reformer in a studio seems large, cumbersome and immobile, but there are different versions made for in-home use. You can find something relatively small, lightweight and portable to turn your spare room or basement into a small Pilates studio.
When you start shopping for an in-home reformer, you're going to have to wade through a few different options. The prices range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars and come in materials such as wood, plastic and metal. Some reformers have different add-ons, such as a trampoline bouncer at the bottom. There are even some systems that can serve as an entire home gym.
At Home SPX Reformer
As a higher-end in-home reformer, this model isn't outrageously expensive and includes some add-ons. The royal blue color of the reformer makes it a stylish addition to your home studio. When set up, the reformer has a low profile and sits only a few inches off of the ground. The carriage has a patented rolling mechanism that makes it glide smoothly as you workout.
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Although this reformer was engineered and built for a Pilates studio, you can still use it in your home studio. You'll have to store it upright, but it even shrinks down to a smaller size to make it easier to store. It boasts an eight-wheel suspension system that helps you glide smoothly up and down on the carriage. The
AeroPilates puts a unique twist on the traditional reformer that lets you get an extra cardio session into your Pilates workout. While it can serve as a traditional reformer with all of the typical bells and whistles, you can replace the
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Pilates Power Gym
Don't confuse this piece of equipment with a traditional reformer. It extends more into the realm of a home gym than any other reformers. It comes with the traditional handles, carriage, head rest and shoulder pads that a traditional reformer does. It also includes a trampoline at the bottom for cardio exercises, similar to the AeroPilates Reformer.
You can do your traditional Pilates exercises lying flat on this machine, or you can raise the incline to let gravity add to the resistance cables and make your exercises harder. This one machine has the potential to replace 17 other machine exercises in a traditional gym, making it a very attractive option for a home gym that lacks space.