Pilates is becoming such a popular way of getting fit that the number of accessories and pieces of equipment increase each year. You can now buy DVD’s, chairs, barrels, circles, spine correctors and reformers.
In this article we are going to focus on Pilates reformers with rebounders. The brand we will review is Stamina as they make the best reformers on the market. Just a quick look on Amazon reveals dozens of excellent reviews from people who have actually bought the products.
Before we move onto the top 3 reformers in their range, let’s take a quick look at the company behind the products.
Stamina Products Inc.
The company was first founded in 1987 with a vision for creating high quality products that deliver huge value to their customers. Since then they have used every kind of distribution channel to get their products out to the public. Actually, they were one of the first companies to launch infomercials selling their products and this was recognized in 1991 when they were quoted as being one of the fastest growing companies in the whole of America. They have hundreds of products but specialize in creating Pilates reformers that deliver huge value for an affordable price.
Now that we know the company is solid and has a huge history, let’s review 3 of the best reformers in their range for this year (2017).
#3 – Stamina AeroPilates Pro XP 557 Home Pilates Reformer with Free-Form Cardio Rebounder
This is one of the higher priced rebounders in the range. It costs a good amount but there is often special deals on Amazon where the price comes down. One of the main benefits of this product is it has been created for the taller person as it is extra long at 98 inches. So it’s perfect if you are tall but still want to get the benefit from using it.
It comes with a rebounder on the end which is basically just like a trampoline. You then lie on the machine and literally bounce on the rebounder whilst lying down. It is very easy on the joints, which is why many older people find it a superb exercise machine.
Naturally, you can perform lots of exercises on the machine. Actually there are more than 100 exercises in total that you can do. Not only will it help you to lose weight but is also great for toning the abs, hips and thighs. The variety in exercises also keeps you motivated and interested as there are always new ones you can do.
It has a very durable frame and is made an oak finished wood which makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. The wheels are made to a commercial level which makes it glide extremely smoothly and everything can be adjusted to suit the individual.
Overall, it’s a superb machine if you can afford the higher price and need the extra length.
#2 – Stamina AeroPilates Pro XP 556
If you don’t need the extra length then this product might be more suitable. It costs around the same as the one above. It actually features most of the same high quality specifications too.
It has a durable frame with oak-finished wood and the commercial grade wheels make it super smooth and quiet when in use. There are more than 100 exercises you can do and many are shown on the 20 minute DVD which comes included. There is also a full color wall chart showing all the exercises you can do which is very handy.
This reformer can be elevated up to 15 inches, which gives more flexibility on the exercises and will work your body even harder to give faster and better results. All grips, straps and ropes can be adjusted to suit your height.
#1 – Stamina AeroPilates 700 Premier Reformer
This is one of the most affordable reformers on the market costing less than those above. But that doesn’t mean for a second that it lacks on quality or features because it certainly does not.
The model gives you a huge amount of benefits that allow you to have a cardio workout and a Pilates workout all in one. This means you can do your Pilates workouts to give you more flexibility and a lean figure, whilst the use of the rebounder means you can burn calories and lose pounds too.
In fact, it has been proven that the rebounder is just as effective as running on a treadmill at burning calories and is fun to do too!
Using the rebounder is very simple and easy to do. It is very light on the joints as all the exercises are very low impact. Due to the fact that you are laid down, this decreases all the pressure on the joints when performing the exercises.
It comes with a stand that allows it to be elevated by an extra 10 inches, this is great to add variety and flexibility to each exercise. The carriage is larger and cushioned to allow more support and ease of use. There is a head and neck pillow which can be attached for extra support if required. The frame is high quality, heavy duty and metallic gold. All straps and ropes can be adjusted to suit any user.
This is our number one choice of rebounders due to its price and the quality that comes when buying from Stamina.
There are far too many benefits to list that using a Pilates reformer gives you. The ones listed above have a rebounder, which gives you the ability to have a cardio workout as well as performing your regular Pilates. This is great to burn some extra calories as well as toning your body. And you can also see that the company who makes them knows what they are doing, has been around since 1987 and pride themselves with giving great customer service and creating high quality products at affordable prices.
So head on over to Amazon to check out the ranges and reviews and grab yourself a reformer to suit your needs and wallet!