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Pilates Reformer Features and Innovations

The devil really is in the details. Ongoing development by our in-house team of fitness professionals and engineers allows us to refine and continually improve our machines so they keep pace with the advancements in exercise science and client needs.

The result is sleek, streamlined equipment that is versatile, durable and engineered for maximum quality and effectiveness. Our focus is unwavering to this end. It’s why you will find STOTT PILATES Reformers in professional sports teams’ training facilities, spas, hotels, fitness clubs and in the homes of celebrities the world over.


Shown below are some of the features and innovations that are built into the Merrithew range of reformers (features depend on model).


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Patented retractable rope system
Recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go. Longer ropes add increased range of motion and fluidity to exercises, allowing for more programming options
High-traction Reformer feet
Made of durable silicon rubber and PVC for superior grip and to keep your Reformer firmly in place on all types of flooring, during high-energy Jumpboard or Cardio-TrampRebounder workouts

Wooden standing platform
This solid wood platform provides a sturdy, continuous surface for standing or sitting. Non-skid surface for added safety.

Detachable shoulder rests
Our padded shoulder rests are extra stable for intense positions, but can also be quickly removed to accommodate accessories or other positions
Comfort footbar
Foam covering on the bar provides superior comfort and less compression on feet and hands. The Footbar has 4 different settings, plus one extra that moves the footbar below the platform, and out of the way
Metal spring holder
Provides precision spring alignment for every move all the time




Neoprene spring sleeves
Minimize noise, allow for smoother spring extension and provide a handy grip for changing springs

Roll-up pole hook
Keep your Roll-up Pole handy with these undercarriage hooks

Quick-set pulley posts*
Featuring adjustable height settings, quick rope adjustments angles and consistently even pulley heights. V2 Max models have six settings and Rehab V2 Max have 12 settings (unavailable on the SPX Max)

Easy-roll wheels
Durable, smooth-rolling wheels are on both the front and back for easier re-positioning

Strap hooks
Carriage-mounted hooks provide an alternative spot to rest straps when not in use and not wanted on the shoulder rests

Upholstery color choices
This is where you make the Reformer your own. We provide 10 standard colors at no additional cost or a choice of 75 custom colors at a nominal charge. Can’t decide? Go for black – it’s the great neutral that fits any décor!
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