Ah, 2021. A year full of opportunity, possibility, and happiness, by virtue of not being the previous one.
Do you know what would make this year truly shine? Getting that Pilates reformer you always said you would.
I know, it’s a struggle to buy, ironically...because it’s so easy to buy. Endless companies cram the market, all of them selling top-notch reformers.
New models emerge each year with new features, like futuristic-sounding advanced F2 resistance and ultimate precision-guided turbo-boosted gear power.
Scanning through product descriptions, you sometimes feel more like your reading about the inner workings of one of Elon Musk’s rockets, instead of a Pilates reformer machine.
But don’t give up. There is hope.
We have compiled together our exclusive list of six of the best Pilates reformers of 2021! (queue confetti) Carrying on from giving our readers some helpful advice on discovering their perfect Pilates reformer, we want to highlight the best reformers of this year, pieces of equipment that have seriously impressed industry experts and Pilates enthusiasts this year.
Now, ‘best’ is extremely subjective- after all, what a professional athlete wants in an exercise machine won’t be the same as what your average joe may need. So we’ve tried to think about what is ‘best’ from a lot of different perspectives here, including everyone’s fitness, lifestyle, and budget.
With all that out of the way, here’s our list, in no particular order, of our picks of the six best Pilates reformer options for 2021.
A reformer sure to ‘fit’ your unique fitness needs, the sheer amount of times this stylish reformer is sold out speaks to its phenomenal quality.
For only around $2,500 you can have an elite machine that combines sustainable, premium materials with professional performance. This reformer is vertically stackable, designed with intricate space-saving technology which ensures you won’t have to compromise on the height of your home, studio, or gym when it comes to its storage.
In addition to this, this reformer boasts a side-split platform and an extremely customizable gear and resistance system, making it a versatile option for any Pilates enthusiast.
On top of all this,this is a machine designed to genuinely work and support all body types, all fitness needs, and all levels of Pilates expertise. Don’t believe me? Just read the reviews.
Long-term Pilates enthusiasts, be they operating in a studio or a home gym. Those who, I guess you could say, are at their Pilates ‘Peak’?
What I mean is- this is not a starter reformer. The multifaceted features, longevity, durability, and advanced resistance of this Peak Pilates reformer ultimately work best with a user who is intimately experienced with the Pilates method.
For those who crave customizability, look no further than the Elina Pilates elite wood reformer.
With its fully customizable gear and resistance system, it boasts elite functionality and a sophisticated level of performance. This reformer comes with a luxuriously padded seat and even its stopper is made of high-quality, extremely reliable materials.
With its beautiful appearance, constructed from sustainable premium rock maple wood with an additional glaze, what are you even waiting for?
Similar to the Peak Pilates and BASI Systems reformer on this list, this option from Elina Pilates is extremely comfortable, adjustable, and customizable- making it another solid and reliable home option.
Elina Pilates, based in the heart of sunny Spain, is highly regarded by Pilates enthusiasts due to the reliability, modernity, and performance of all their equipment. This reformer is no different.
Another on the list from our beloved brand Stamina AeroPilates. With the rate, they keep pumping out state-of-the-art reformers the ‘Stamina’ in their name feels more than fitting.
The Pro XP 557 comes fitted with a cardio rebounder, a dynamic 4 resistance cord system and is specifically designed to fit seamlessly into your space, be it a home gym or studio environment. With its huge 14x14 inches cardio rebounder, this reformer is a superior and cost-effective way to cultivate your strength, flexibility, coordination, and burn some pesky fat.
It even comes with two FREE workout DVDs, access to three original online video workouts, and a full-color workout wall chart. Talk about a comprehensive purchase.
Another machine that truly works for anyone, but like most AeroPilates machines, it’s been designed for home use. Pilates homebodies, who are seeking a phenomenal workout on a machine that will challenge their body- not their bank- should consider this incredible AeroPilates machine.
This BASI Systems Reformer is smooth in movement with powerful adjustability. Its innovative Enhanced Pulley System (EPS) provides fine-tuning control of the pulley angle and the expanded gear system allows precision in spring resistance settings.
So, what does this mean? It means you, yes you, get to intimately tailor the resistance you face while exercising to a greater degree than other Pilates reformers. Want a soothing, low-energy routine? No problem. Want an intense, full-throttle cardio workout? Be my guest.
It’s all possible on this stunning Pilates reformer.
With the largest carriage cushion and longest track in the industry, this is one of BASI Systems’ best Pilates reformer options for unprecedented comfort and range of motion. It comes with four prepared ports to accommodate the revolutionary F2 System upgrade.
Anyone, honestly. This is an all-around impressive reformer, and its complex and easy-to-use resistance system makes it suitable for everyone’s unique fitness goals and needs.
Its long track and cushion are especially great for all you big and tall Pilates enthusiasts out there.
Portable, convertible, and extremely versatile, this Microformer is so much more than meets the eye.
With this reformer’s reinforced, robust design you can perform and enhance the difficulty of even the most intensive Pilates and Lagree moves- without taking up too much space. Its360-degree bar suitably named the ring of fire, will boost your cardio burn with its range of unique positionings, fueling your core strength, endurance, and flexibility.
This being the fully loaded edition, means you also get a whole host of accessories, from a universal bungee attachment to a rear platform to three micro straps. What more is there to say than this Microformer is an investment that pays off- big time.
Pretty much anyone who loves Lagree, but prefers a smaller-sized machine and a smaller investment. While specifically designed for home use, you can use it commercially from studio classes to virtual workouts.
It adapts to all fitness levels, body types and accounts for the physiological differences between men and women.
While this is a micromachine- it brings mega benefits.
Say goodbye to Joseph Pilate’s beloved 1930’s wooden reformer- because there’s a new exercise titan in town.
IM=X is all about industrial, technological, forward-thinking durable design. No, that doesn’t mean their equipment looks like something from Tron. But it does mean that all their equipment, like the Xerciser Pilates reformer, has been designed with cutting-edge fitness technology under the guidance of current experts in the exercise field.
This reformer with jump board has been engineered to increase your core stabilization, bring bountiful cardiovascular benefits, and uplift and boost your exercise experience with its multifaceted and modern design. This Pilates reformer for sale looks and feels impressive, a fact which is reflected in its higher-end price.
Pilates experts who want an extreme, high-intensity workout. This reformer works for studio and home use, but arguably with its industrial style design, it works better for studio needs in a studio space. This is the most advanced reformer on this list, so if that appeals to you it’s an option to consider.
So there you have it! Our comprehensive list of what we think are six of the best Pilates reformers of 2021. While we can’t make your decision of which Pilates reformer here will be perfect for you, we hope this list has helped you evaluate, analyze and bring together your criteria and priorities when it comes to purchasing a Pilates reformer.
Because you know what they say- exercise can be a phenomenal catalyst to becoming a better you. Fitness requires immense amounts of willpower, dedication, and drive to achieve, and boosts not only your sense of self but your entire quality of life.
It’s a journey to become fitter, more confident, more relaxed, and more capable of exerting superior control over your body and your surroundings. With a powerful Pilates reformer that truly supports and elevates you during exercise, you are inherently closer to reaching that goal.
If you are looking to compare more home and studio Pilates reformer options and find the perfect one for your needs, check our list of the 11 Best Pilates Reformer Machines.
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