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The Ultimate Sizing and Features Guide to Pilates Reformers

Whether you are an enthusiast or a professional, Pilates Connector has equipment to meet your needs. With equipment that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, we offer only the top quality brands for the high-end home gym or professional fitness center. Read on to see a summary of the brands we sell, all of their sizing and features in one place, and find the equipment that is right for your practice today.

Below you'll find specs broken out by brand for Merrithew, Sportline, Peak Pilates and Lagree reformers and cadillacs.

Peak Pilates Reformers Comparison Chart

Whether you choose a model with classic handcrafted woods, or an innovative metal design, Peak Pilates crafts all their equipment with beauty, function, and tradition in mind. They use traditional wood, sustainable bamboo, and modern metals to preserve the integrity of authentic Pilates exercises with unparalleled product performance, versatility, and safety. 

Their Artistry collection features classical pieces of equipment, handcrafted with solid frames in oak or beechwood, using fewer components and exposed screws to create an inviting and sleek design. The MVe collection offers a perfect solution for small group equipment classes, with a strict focus on keeping dimensions and functionality accurate.

Cadillac models provide the most diverse Pilates experience and support fitness for all ages or fitness levels, with an extensive range of exercise and adjustable components. For the high-end home gym, the Casa model is a lightweight and affordable machine-engineered for high quality performance, and backed with the quality, dedication and innovation found only with Peak Pilates.

Merrithew Pilates Reformers Comparison Chart

For over 30 years, Merrithew Reformers have been found in Pilates studios, fitness centers, and high-end home gyms around the world. Their versatile pieces of equipment are built to withstand years of use, and to accommodate diverse client needs. The SPX Max Reformer and the V2 Max Reformer feature a patented Retractable Rope System and self-locking cleats that allow for quick and precise rope adjustments, along with custom crafted Merrithew high precision springs that are made with the highest quality materials.

A high-precision gear bar is available on select packages, and can be added as an upgrade at the time of purchase, for 6 gear bar positions that offer superior ergonomics and precision. 

The At Home SPX model gives you a boutique studio experience in your own home, delivered 90% assembled and built with the same high quality as professional Reformers. A patented carriage rolling system delivers a consistently smooth and silent ride, and a traditional rope system works ideally for a single-user when regular adjustments aren’t needed.

Sportline Reformers Comparison Chart

Produced in Turkey and sold in Europe and the United States, Sportline products are produced with European standards. They offer original single-piece wood for the cases of their products, crafted with 100% hornbeam or beech wood, which makes them sturdy and moisture-resistant. High quality imported vinyl coated leathers and chromium metal parts don’t show dirt or stains, and their Reformer beds are meticulously designed to provide silent driving. 

Their Reformer model has handles that are designed with a fabric ideal for superior hand grips, and offers 3 different spring resistance settings, 3 graded height and load settings for different neck angles, all in a sleek and elegant design. The Tower Reformer adds non-slip/non-rotating foot bars with an easy zipper replacement system, and chromium metal that resists rust along with multiple other tower features. We also offer their ladder barrel and split pedal chair with handles, all with cases crafted from single-piece wood. 

AeroPilates Reformers Comparison Chart

Produced by Stamina Products in Springfield Missouri, AeroPilates was first developed as a brand alongside Pilates expert Marjolein Brugman and was a groundbreaking at-home reformer.  There's many benefits to this brand, and they have patented numerous no-impact exercises and equipment that can greatly expand the types of exercises available on the standard reformer.

The reformer models include their patented Cardio Rebounder, which is a small trampoline that allows users to recreate activities such as jogging or jumping with an extremely low to no-impact exercise. The affordability and amount of models available also help make this a safe solution for families looking to begin their journey.

Private Pilates Reformers Comparison Chart

Private Pilates is a machine brand locally produced in Turkey, and founded by Erhan Gurbaca, who had over 25 years of experience as both a Pilates instructor, and studio manager before entering the world of Pilates apparatus production and consulting.

Private Pilates has been producing equipment under their brand name since 2017, and they pride themselves on designing equipment that takes both quality, usage, and cost into account. This makes for effective, yet affordable equipment that is perfect for enthusiasts looking to start their journey in Pilates.

Cross Pilates Reformers Comparison Chart

Designed and created by Simone Fonseca, the inventor of Brazilian Cross Pilates, these machines were made to tackle the new innovative physical challenges and ideas that were borne from the principals of Cross Pilates. These machines boast the implementation of a system that allows for quick adjustments of loads and positioning, offering the practice of Pilates more dynamism and versatility, and allowing the creation of group lessons with quality. These devices, made and shipped from Brazil are larger and stronger, with a fully robust and bold design, high strength and stability, enabling a person to perform various movements with loads and higher speeds needed for strength and power training programs.

Lagree Reformers Comparison Chart

Lagree Fitness currently holds 74 patents for its Megaformer apparatus, the second generation of equipment from the company. This unique training apparatus is traditionally used in a class environment, built for heavy usage by users of all fitness levels, ages, and body types. The Megaformer’s unique technology makes it ideal for fast-paced workouts, with each model offering a distinctive platform, carriage, and handlebar design. You can also mix and match various elements to create your own custom apparatus. 

.fonv Pilates Reformers Comparison Chart

.fonv pilates is a Korean Pilates equipment brand whose designs are stunning when it comes to both and function and beauty. These revolutionary adjustable machines are great for beginners and experienced users alike. .fonv equipment is designed for safety and longevity - the sturdy steel frame is deigned to withstand heavy use, while the thoughtful rounded corners help users to avoid bruises and bumps when coming into contact with what are traditionally sharp edges. These aesthetic machines were designed by a large team of pilates professionals and come with extra removable mats so that you can transform your workouts quickly and efficiently, from one specialty to another.

.fonv’s built their reformer with a special side handle design, so you can enjoy a variety of Pilates, such as stretching and movements using the strap tied on the handle. These machines boast a headrest handle that can be conveniently adjusted in three steps while lying down, has an automatic rope winder for convenient length adjustment, and an exclusive foot bar adjustment lever. .fonv never misses out on the details, you can also adjust the length of the strap to fit your foot size the sturdy body and solid foot bar of these machines prevents the jumping board from shaking during use.