The Best Pilates Reformer

If you’re trying to step up your home workout routine, look no further than a pilates reformer. These machines can be used to do dozens of workouts to improve your strength, flexibility and balance. When you buy online, most pilates reformers require you to do some assembly, but you can normally pay extra for assembly so you don’t have to sweat it. Think you’re ready to upgrade your routine? Read on to learn more about our favorite pilates reformers on the market right now.
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Best 4-Corded Reformer

AeroPilates Reformer 651

AeroPilates Reformer 651

AeroPilates Reformer 651

What We Liked:

This reformer has four heavy-duty elastic bungee cords that you can easily adjust for higher intensity workouts. And we love the quality of reformers made by AeroPilates; you can rest easy that this is a sturdy machine. It’s designed with comfort in mind: the platform is wide and padded and the foot bar is wide and padded for less impact on your joints. The headrest and foam shoulder pads are adjustable, and this reformer comes with soft hand and foot straps. It even has a foldable frame and wheels for easy movement. Note: Supports up to 300 pounds. Get it here.

Best 3-Corded Reformer

AeroPilates by Stamina 266 Pilates Reformer

AeroPilates by Stamina 266 Pilates Reformer

AeroPilates by Stamina 266 Pilates Reformer

What We Liked:

This reformer has many of the same features that the 651 AeroPilates model has. But it only has three cords, which makes for a less intense workout. If you’re looking for a cheaper beginner model that still has all the extra features, the 266 Reformer is for you. This model also added special clips that allow for quick rope length adjustments. Purchase it today.

Best Ground-Level Reformer 

AeroPilates Reformer Plus 379

AeroPilates Reformer Plus 379

AeroPilates Reformer Plus 379

What We Liked:

Sitting on the ground, this reformer is cheaper than many on our list and is a reliable budget buy. It has four cord resistance, which can be adjusted for 11 different intensity levels to fit your needs. With a foldable frame and wheels, you can easily store and transport this reformer. It also has a rebounder, foot bar, head and neck pillow and padded hand and foot straps. And don’t worry if you’re new to reformers; it includes four workout DVDs and an exercise wall chart to get you started. Ding: Because it sits on the ground, you are not able to do every pilates workout on this reformer. Get it here.

Most Durable

AeroPilates Pro Reformer with Free-Form Cardio Rebounder

AeroPilates Pro Reformer with Free-Form Cardio Rebounder

AeroPilates Pro Reformer with Free-Form Cardio Rebounder

What We Liked:

The selling point of the Pro Reformer is its durability. This pick has a heavy-duty steel frame with a thick oak wood trim that lifts the reformer 15 inches off the floor. It’s aluminum rails are longer than other AeroPilates models and its rebounder is especially large for your comfort. This reformer has four cords and a foot bar that can be adjusted to three different positions. It's available today.

Best Trapezoidal Platform Reformer

AeroPilates Premier Reformer

AeroPilates Premier Reformer

AeroPilates Premier Reformer

What We Liked:

This reformer has a wider, trapezoidal platform that makes it easier to switch up your workouts by using different angles. It has pulley risers that quickly adjust the height of ropes and keeps them from rubbing against you. Its stand keeps the reformer 10 inches off of the ground. It comes with furry hand and foot straps, two DVD workouts and an exercise wall chart. Note: Weight limit is 300 pounds. Get it here.

Best Cadillac Reformer

Pilates Cadillac Reformer

Pilates Cadillac Reformer

Pilates Cadillac Reformer

What We Liked:

This reformer is commercial grade and heavy-duty. It combines a cadillac and a reformer into one machine that you can use to do both kinds of exercises, making it the most complete machine on our list. The manufacturer pays special attention to this reformer; its design is even handcrafted. The foot bar, spring bar, and pulleys are designed to change easily. It comes with wheels for easy transportation, jump board and box and feet and hand loops. Buy it here.

Quietest Reformer

STOTT PILATES Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer

STOTT PILATES Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer

STOTT PILATES Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer

What We Liked:

The V2 Max Plus Reformer has springs enhanced with neoprene covers, which means they are durable and will make little noise. This makes this reformer the quietest on our list and a perfect fit for those of us with roommates, pets, or kids. The footbar is covered in foam and can be set to four different angles. It also has a patented retractable rope system that is quick and efficient. Note: Can hold up to 350 pounds. It's available today.