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Should You Buy an AeroPilates Reformer? Here's What to Know - Pilates Reformers Plus

Should You Buy an AeroPilates Reformer? Here's What to Know

From the first moment you try out a Pilates reformer machine, you’ll be hooked.

Built with versatility in mind, the Pilates reformer enables practitioners to achieve a complete workout with hundreds of different Pilates exercises and variations available to them.

Unfortunately, attending a Pilates class is often difficult due to scheduling, and some of us just like to work out in private. However, the cost of a high-end Pilates reformer may be outside your budget. So, where do you turn?

Fortunately, the AeroPilates reformer machine provides a cost-effective solution.

Developed by Stamina Products as an affordable alternative to high-end Pilates reformer machines, the AeroPilates Reformer takes the reformer into your home with a light folding frame and economical design similar to a standard home Pilates reformer.

AeroPilates machines come in all different shapes and sizes, with models that include a standard carriage and jump board to luxury models, such as the AeroPilates Pro Series 565 Pilates Reformer Machine.

While these machines may be affordable, they’re not cheaply built. In fact, you’ll be able to perform many of the same workouts on an AeroPilates reformer as many standard home Pilates reformer machines.

So while it may lack some of the versatility and accessories of a high-end Pilates reformer, the AeroPilates Reformer is perfect for beginners and Pilates practitioners on a budget.

To better understand this affordable and intuitive machine, let’s explore what makes the AeroPilates reformer machine different from standard home machines and why you should buy one. 

What’s Different About an AeroPilates Reformer?

Folding Frame

Many AeroPilates reformers feature a foldable design or easy transport and assembly. For example, the AeroPilates Precision Series 535 Pilates Reformer Machine folds down to smaller dimensions of 46.75"L x 20"W x 17"H so you can carry your reformer on the go.

Built with four steel springs, a foot bar, two fiber straps, a carriage, and shoulder rests, this AeroPilates reformer still provides everything you need to tack on resistance to everyday Pilates workouts.

Best of all, foldable Pilates reformers assemble right on your floor like a mat while still offering the same strength resistance as a reformer machine. It’s a nice blend of traditional mat and Pilates reformer exercises to add some versatility to your workouts.

However, not all AeroPilates reformer machines are foldable, especially higher-end models with elevation.

The Jumpboard

Many AeroPilates reformers feature a jump board, otherwise known as a Cardio Rebounder. These trampoline boards allow you to incorporate many cardiovascular exercises into your Pilates regimen. However, be careful, as this board is smaller in diameter than many home reformers, so you should always know where your feet land.

Light Padding

For the most part, foot bars, carriages, and shoulder rests will use light foam padding to save you money. Fortunately, if you’re relatively young and healthy, you won’t really mind this sacrifice, as these reformers still offer a pretty comfortable experience regardless.

No Tower

Most AeroPilates reformers don’t feature a tower to save customers money and create a more practical design. However, suppose you’re looking for a Pilates reformer with a tower. In that case, the AeroPilates Precision Cadillac Studio Tower offers a tower as a standalone option, although this equipment does not come with a carriage.

Resistance Cords

Lower priced AeroPilates reformers typically substitute high-strength bungee cords for resistance instead of steel springs. These chords provide a similar experience, enabling people to add resistance to their workouts and save a buck as well. For example, the AeroPilates Pro XP 556 Pilates Reformer Machine features an elevated home reformer design with four black resistance cords in a luxury set that provide the same versatility as a normal reformer without expensive materials.

Box Sold Separately

AeroPilates reformer machines do not feature a box, and you will have to buy one separately.

Fiber Straps

Most AeroPilates reformers feature fiber or nylon straps that could switch up from the leather straps you may be used to on a high-end reformer. 

Benefits of an AeroPilates Reformer

Affordable Price

The cost of a standard Pilates home reformer machine runs anywhere from $2500 to $10,000, with high-end Cadillac reformers costing the most. In addition, a full studio one-on-one Pilates reformer could run as high as $16,000.

Suppose you’re looking to save money or don’t have the budget for a high-end Pilates reformer. In that case, the AeroPilates reformer is the perfect alternative that will provide much of the same versatility as a standard reformer machine but with an economical design.

Full Functionality

Many AeroPilates machines, such as the AeroPilates Pro XP557 Pilates Reformer Machine, still offer the same full-functionality as a standard home Pilates reformer without a tower or box.

Furthermore, with the addition of many platforms like a standalone tower or a cardio rebounder, you can still incorporate a full workout with an AeroPilates reformer, whether you’re looking for low-impact stretching or a little intense strength and conditioning training.

Ease of Transport of Assembly

Many AeroPilates machines allow for easy stacking, thanks to their folding design. As a result, these machines are easy to take with you on the go, whether you’re moving or practicing Pilates with a friend.

In addition, these machines are really easy to set up, so you can save a little more money skipping the professional assembly.

Health Benefits

Finally, the AeroPilates reformer machine offers many of the same health benefits as any other machine, whether you’re practicing daily low-impact stretches or semi-daily workouts with the help of a professional trainer or DVD.

Many customers have reported back pain relief, flatter stomachs, and better sleep after investing in an AeroPilates reformer.

The AeroPilates reformer machine is the perfect investment to get started with Pilates at home.

As much as we love Pilates on a reformer, taking scheduled classes or buying an expensive home Pilates reformer is sometimes not practical.

While the AeroPilates reformer may sacrifice some of the comforts that a high-end Cadillac reformer may offer, you get much of the same versatility and freedom to perform your favorite Pilates workouts on this intuitive device.

Be sure to browse our wide selection of AeroPilates reformer machines to find one that’s perfect for your budget and workout routine.

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