It's time to ditch the gym membership & buy an at-home Pilates reformer machine
It's just good girl math
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 20 2023
In case you didn’t know, we’re all obsessed with Pilates now.
Maybe it was Lori Harvey swearing by the stuff on the Met Gala 2022 red carpet last year that swayed us to join the cult of reformer Pilates fanatics. That red carpet appearance alone managed to influence a collective signing of studio memberships across the globe that was keenly documented via TikTok.
And while everyone was sharing their experience trying the full body workout, we put Joseph Pilates (the founder of Pilates) claims that Pilates can completely change the way your body looks in just 30 sessions to the test (you can check out our expert review here).
But with Pilates becoming so popular in the last 12 months, even if you're paying to have access to a Pilates studio, it doesn't assure that you'll be able to secure a spot in a class. We're not ones to gripe about missing out on a workout, but gyms are charging premium prices for reformer Pilates inclusive memberships.
If you've found yourself in the same boat AKA desperate for a go on a reformer machine (summer is fast-approaching after all), then perhaps it would be wise to consider ditching the gym membership and investing in a machine of your own.
Ahead, the best at-home reformer Pilates machines to invest in for a full body workout.
Your Reformer YR Original
Don't want to compromise your home's aesthetic for the sake of a workout? Your Reformer's slim-line reformer machine is available in four upholstery colourways (Ivory, Black, Mocha and Blush) and is accented by a blonde maple wood frame. The machine also boasts five commercial spec resistance springs, an adjustable foot bar, double loop foot straps and an adjustable head rest.
$2,995 at Your Reformer
Pioneer Pilates Studio Reformer PP-03 Studio Pro
A favourite of Pilates studios in the sunshine state, this reformer has all the professional features you could ever need, while offering a slimline frame that fits neatly into your home. This model is also equipped with a jump board, sitting box and foot straps. It's designed for fitness fanatics who like to get more than four hours of working out squeezed into their day (show-offs).
Was $4290 now $3690 at Pilates World
Align-Pilates® F3 (Folding) Reformer
Want to experience the benefits of reformer but don’t have space in your home for a massive machine? This foldable model gives you the best of both worlds with a full-size bed that's comparable to the commercial machines you've used in the gym, four resistance springs, and wheels that allow for easy transport.
$2850 at Pilates Reformers Australia
Lux & Miles Reformer Full Trapeze CLX
Want a reformer with all the bells and whistles money can afford you? Then you can’t go past this full trapeze Pilates reformer. It’s unlikely you’re going to get bored with your workouts any time soon either, because this thing is really designed for customisation with an abundance of settings and accessories to try.
$4,999 at Lux & Miles
Core Collab Eco Warrior Pilates Reformer Beige
Like to challenge yourself? This luxe-looking machine isn’t just good-looking, she’s also equipped with heavier commercial-level springs than your industry standard. TBH, if you can’t achieve the ripped Lori Harvey-esque physique of your dreams with this waiting for you at-home, it may be a you problem…
Was $3997 now $3697 at Core Collab
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.