Looking through different brands in order to select the best Pilates reformer can be so challenging because there’s so much variety and you want to make sure you pick the right one since it’s not a cheap investment. To make easier the selection there are some key points you should look for in the brands you are researching so you know these are good quality reformers and are going to be durable.
One of the first key points I would take into consideration it’s the material it’s made from since I want my equipment to last long and to not wear out. When doing my research, I found out that two of the best woods to use for furniture or in this case, the Pilate equipment, it’s the beech wood and the rock maple wood. The beech wood is a hard, strong and heavy wood that has a fine, tight grain and even texture with a high shock resistance which is great since you will be working out on top of it so the resistance it’s a very important aspect to look forward on your reformer; meanwhile, the maple wood its commonly used in high end furniture because of its durability and strength. Maple wood can be used as flooring in bowling alleys and for bowling pins so I consider this to be a good selection as a material for your reformer which not only it’s going to carry your body weight but also you should make sure its strong enough so with the movement and pressure you make you know it won’t break. Having that in mind, it is of great importance for me that the material it’s made from its wood so brand such as Marrithew or Gratz which are two of the best Pilates brands, I cross out of my list since also the equipment its mostly made out of aluminum which makes it more noisy and distracting thus not as peaceful as wood which absorbs much of the noise and its individual signature prints on the wood gives your studio an unique warm touch.
It is of extreme importance when you are making such a big purchase that you get all the help you can from people that has experience on the field. Websites such as Pilates.com which is from balanced body I found it extremely overwhelming since it has so much information and products, meanwhile websites such as pilatesequipment.fitness makes it easier and friendlier to view and compare all of their products because not only it specializes on smaller selection of reformers which gives me more security than a website that has a big variety, but also from the website you can chat with an expert that can make your decision making quicker and smoother since they can answer all of your questions and doubts right away about the product or make suggestion which are helpful to finding exactly what you are looking for. Customer service without a doubt is of extremely great importance.
At the moment of picking your product it’s very helpful if it is of easy assembly because if you are someone like me (and I think most of the people) assembling your equipment can be super challenging and stressful. There are very few brands such as pilatesequipment.fitness that come almost all assembled and are super easy to set up and start using right away! It is also important to check when you are choosing this equipment that it comes with all of the parts and that they don’t charge you more for it, pilatesequipmentfitness is one of the few that includes you the jump board and the box which are key accessories for your Pilates workout ,other brands like Basi or Peak will charge you more for it.
Depending on the urgency you have, the shipping time frame can easily become a highlight on your search, brands like Pilates Designs which is a very good brand, take longer to arrive 7-8 weeks +/- than for example pilatesequipment.fitness which only takes about 2-3 weeks which is half of the time frame of this other brand and in case of an inconvenience like if you had to return and re-order it because the equipment didn’t arrive as it should, you wouldn’t lose as much time and could get your classes or workouts started faster.
To get an optimistic purchase experience it is also vital you check the reviews so you can get a better look on what you will be investing on. I really liked from pilatesequipment.fitness that when talking to their 24/7 customer service expert, she informed me that I could get in contact with previous clients so that they could tell me their experience with the equipment I desire to invest on. Customer testimonials will give you a more realistic scope on what to expect of the product or in this case, the Pilates machine. It gives security at the time of purchasing these Pilates bed to see on the website the testimonials of happy customers. Relevant reviews on this choosing process could be for example, about the measurements of the Pilates chair or how comfortable they are.
It is indispensable that before making any purchase you create a realistic budget to identify the amount of money you can spend on this equipment. Setting a financial goal or price range it’s not only the responsible thing to do since it will help you not ruin your finances when investing, but also it will make your selection easier since there are some brands that are way too expensive and for people like me, that are beginning in this exciting new fitness world, are unreachable.
After researching through many of the best Pilates brands (Balanced Body, Pilatesequipment.fitness, Marrithew, Gratz, Peak Pilates, Pilates Designs and Basi) although all of them are exceptional brands, I would definitely go for Pilatesequipment.fitness. Not only Pilatesequipment.fitness offers the same great quality as these distinguished brands, but I find their prices to be highly competitive and their guidance through their fast and expert customer service to be super helpful at the moment of choosing. I also really like that even though this is a new brand if you compare it to the other brands in the business, it is already coming with so much strength in the market and that talks a lot about their product. Reviews and customer testimonials on this brand are very favorable and the materials they use it’s outstanding. It is also one of the few brands that include important accessories such as the jump board and the box to thrive on your workout without charging you more for it. Not only the shipping is speedy but also, the assembly of these equipments it’s very easy which for me it’s of great importance since I would like to start as soon as I can. Without a doubt, pilatesequipment.fitness is the best pick for me!
Another big plus I found from choosing pilatesequipment.fitness was that after getting in contact with their amazing customer service, they told me that they have a showroom in Miami where I live so that I could come by and try out the Pilates machine I was looking for before purchasing it. I was really impressed by the equipment they have and how well it works. The quality of the material looks and feels supreme! The carriage has a soft bed sliding system that have 8 PU wheels which is the best material for this kind of equipment because it not only provides durability and amazing support, but the noise is almost inexistent. The carriage uses EVA foam which has stress crack resistance and lasts longer than other soles, additionally, EVA it’s one of the least harmful synthetic materials since it is a rather environmentally friendly plastic and after all the global issues we have today, it makes me happy to buy material that I know its ecofriendly. The Pilates bed was really comfortable, and I really loved how the two version (semiautomatic and manual) foot bar was the perfect size and provides 4 positions to better achieve my fitness goal. I am a big fan of uniqueness and I really liked the fact that the springs since they come from European fabrication, have a different color range than the other brands here provide. The springs are very resistant, and I can feel the intensity difference between each of them which is great since therefore I can workout at different strength levels. The Pilates tower it’s so resistant that I felt really safe using it, the material is stainless steal which its not only a low maintenance material but also its very durable. On the vintage tower the tubes are also chromed! That is a big extra since almost no brand does that because it is considered to be a luxury but apart from looking nicer, it also increases the hardness and durability of the tower. Trying out the equipment reassured me I made the right brand selection for my investment. I feel greatly confident that the material apart from looking amazing, its going to last for a long time! Another really important aspect is that not only was the equipment very comfy, but I also felt so safe using it and I think that being safe while doing this kind of exercises its vital. In short, I really feel so happy with my investment!