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What is the difference between the STOTT SPX At-Home Reformer and the SPX Max?

At-Home ReformerPilates Home Reformer

Fairly often are we receiving questions here at CASA Pilates Direct about the difference between the STOTT At-Home SPX Reformer and the STOTT SPX Max.

Both machines are modern aluminum Pilates reformers that are designed to be low to the ground and lightweight so that the equipment can be moved easily. The main differences between these two models from STOTT by Merrithew are the spring options, the rope system, the option to upgrade with a vertical frame, and the warranty.

Here are the main differences:

At Home SPX Reformer

  • A great value for the bundle with Reformer Box with Footstrap, Padded Platform Extender, Metal Roll-up Pole and instructional DVDs featuring over 250 exercises
  • No choice of springs package- standard package of 4 x 100% springs and 1 x 50% spring.
  • Traditional rope system- the ropes are tied and tightened with a star knob. It is more difficult to get the ropes to the same length.
  • No option to add a vertical frame.
  • SHould blocks are not removable.
  • Carriage height is 10 inches.
  • Elevated option of 16 inches available.
  • This reformer can only be used in a residential environment and not in a commercial facility or the warranty becomes null and void.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Immediate shipping available.

STOTT SPX Max Reformer

  • High precision springs package ( 3 x 100% springs, 1 x 50% spring, 1 x 25% spring)The high precision package allows for more flexibility in the resistance and strength of the exercise and user.
  • Retractable rope system - ropes can be adjusted easily with recoiling rope reels –no knots or ropes to untie.
  • Removable shoulder blocks.
  • Vertical frame option.
  • Carriage height is 9 inches.
  • Raised option available.
  • Tall box option available.
  • Vertical stand option available.
  • This reformer can be used in a residential or commercial setting.
  • Made-to-order with production times of 2-3 weeks.
  • Manufactured in Canada.
  • Extended warranty.

Are you still having questions? Please feel free to contact CASA Pilates Direct at or call us at 800-511-3391.

★ Reviews

Customer Reviews

185 reviews
Good Machine

I am quite pleased with the Private Pilates Reformer/Caddy combo. It's well built, was easy to assemble, and had a must faster shipping time than other brands right now. It's working great and easy to convert. I dislike the particular caribiner clips it comes with (super clunky and hard to open and close quickly), and needed to add clips to the pulley cords for quick changes between foot loops and handles, so that was a bummer, but it was easy to buy replacements at a local hardware store for around $20. No other issues!

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Denise M. (Farmington, US)
Great machine, great experience

Bought the Casa after several years of another home machine. No comparison! It's well built, quiet, and easily adaptable to my needs. It was shipped sooner than expected and customer service was quick to respond to my inquiries. Highly recommend.

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Lisa W. (Kaneohe, US)
I finally got a reformer!!

I just love my new reformer and reformer!!! I've been waiting years for this and I'm so grateful for CASA helping me with it!!

Best Home Gym Addition

I love this reformer! When 2020 hit, the only gyms that stayed open in my area were pilates studios. I had always wanted to try reformer workouts, so I jumped at the chance to fit it into my schedule. Once I was sold on the activity, I began to research machines. I am so happy with my choice! This is a fantastic reformer with great springs, solid construction, and smooth glide. The only heads-up I would give is that if you are used to studio machines, this one does lie lower to the ground. However, after getting adjusted to that one difference, I have been having SO MUCH fun with it!

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S. M.W. (San Diego, US)

Easy purchase, quick delivery, helpful drover. Extremely well made and easy to put together with my friend. Excellent quality. The exercises are kicking my b- - -