The gentlemen who installed my reformer where just that 'gentle'. They took extreme care with the equipment as well as the walls in my home.
Everything was functional when they left and they removed all of the packing materials from the house. Great job!
It took a long time to come because of the pandemic but it was worth the wait. I love it and I'm enjoying regular workouts.
Every feature works perfectly on this high quality product.
It took a long time to get here, but truly worth the wait. This piece of equipment is everything I hoped for and more. It is beautifully engineered and as good, if not better , than the Balanced Body I have used in the professional Pilates studio I attended prior to Covid . Regretfully it closed. But on a positive note I now can enjoy the same workout at home and on my own time. My husband is also becoming a fan. I rate it five stars- well worth the investment.
I've used a Pilates chair for three years in class and love the versatility of the device. There's a big bang for the buck for such a small piece of equipment. It's perfect for sitting in my guest room where I beckons me visibly whenever I walk down the hallway. I am impressed by the quality of manufacture of this device. I know it's studio quality and I know it will last at least as long as I do. One reason I ordered this specific brand, BTW, is because I can adjust the spring tension very easily from the front of the machine. I also want to say that I was surprised by how fast the chair arrived and the quality of its packing materials. The chair had not the slightest dent or scratch, all items were in the box and my husband was easily able to extract the chair. No set up required, another refreshing plus.
I go to pilates classes and we use the spring board. I bought one for my house because I thought as I age it would like to do this on my own. I had a professional handy man put it up so that it was "very secure". I watched the video and remember things from class as I use it. HIGHLY RECOMEND. And the wood and look is sleek and beautiful:)
I am very pleased with the quality of the reformer. It took a while to ship but all my inquiries were responded to in a timely manner. It was easy to assemble by myself.
I'm very happy with my purchase.
I LOVE my Elina reformer/tower. Very sturdy. I did have White Glove service, which helped. My package came with everything (jump board, box). A user manual would be EXTREMELY helpful. I’m always learning and re-learning the equipment. Overall, absolutely a 5 star product.
I've had this for four months now and use it on most days. I'm glad I upgraded to this from the mass market Pilates machines that I've used for nearly 20 years. It is generally a higher quality experience on this machine. It is much sturdier, the ride is smoother, and it makes much more of a statement in my exercise room.
I have noticed a few issues, however--areas where there could be some improvement.
The most noticeable was some squeaking from the rollers. I went back and forth with customer service for some time before we decided to try some silicone spray lubricant on the rails. This took care of the problem nicely.
One of the nuts holding the pulley loosened up fairly early on. I decided to replace the bolts with longer ones from the hardware store. I reversed them so the end of the longer bolt wouldn't rub against the rope. Problem solved.
I find that the hook on the springs are a little too hooked. You can't just release the tension and lift them off. You have to angle them up a bit. You get used to this, but the hook often catches on the bar and lifts it up. The bar is only held in place by gravity, so a few time it has become dislodged on one end without me noticing. Now, after every time I remove a spring, I push down and forward on the bar afterward to insure it is engaged.
The forward stop for the carriage is also only held in place by gravity. A few times it has started to work its way out with use. It's easy to push it back in, but you do have to keep an eye on it. I've put a strip of polyethylene bag material in with it to make it snug , but it would be better if they had made it with one of those spring loaded balls on the shaft so it would snap into place. Also, they only have a forward stop on one side. I'm wondering if this could eventually knock the wheel out of alignment. There should really be one on each side and would be better it they didn't bump against the wheels--a tab on the carriage would be better. Oddly, they do have two stop on the rear end, but you wouldn't ordinarily bump those ever.
Two very small complaints: 1. The shoulder pads are square in profile unlike the round ones on my old machine. They are less comfortable, but not hugely so. 2. There are four fairly heavy pieces of hardware that connect hand grip to the ropes. The can clatter against the rails at times. I wrapped mine with some sheepskin.
I spent most of my time on the drawbacks, but on the whole I am very happy with this machine. It is a much nicer experience than with the entry level machines I've used for many years. It is generally very high quality and comes with a long/short box to match.
There is no end to the functionality of the reformer. I am absolutely overjoyed with the quality of this reformer. It's as good as the ones I used to use at Club Pilates. Combined with YouTube videos, I've been able to move my Pilates practice to my home gym. Really easy to unbox and assemble. The purchase process with CASA Pilates was beyond smooth and easy. They're really communicative and responsive. If you want a reformer, this is the company you should work with.
This piece is amazing as an add on on my reformer. It came really fast and it elevates our workouts.
Great quality and very smooth just like the more expensive brands I was use to using. It’s very frustrating that it doesn’t come with a manual though.
Nice wide comfortable carriage, head rest adjustment is not great, very noisy during use, risers not very tall for arm work. Easy to assemble and move, not too heavy. Overall ok.
For someone wanting to pay c. <3K instead of 7K, this is a good solution. The platform isn't as comfortable, the headrest not nearly as nice, but now, after a few weeks, I'm completely adjusted to it and look forward to using it hopefully many years.
Well made and sturdy. No instructions were provided for assembly or adjustments, but a YouTube video allowed for easy assembly. A little surprised there is no information about how to adjust the setting, but overall very happy with our purchase.
I am thrilled with this beautiful piece of equipment. The quality and craftsmanship are exactly why I went with The Basi Cadillac/Trapeze Table! My longstanding clients are loving the challenge and variation this equipment provides. The reformer/tower, while really great and necessary in a Pilates studio...do not allow for all the pull-up and stretching capabilities one needs for attaining total body fitness! Seeing an increase in revenue already!
After waiting for a couple months anxiously, our Merrithew Pilates table finally arrived. It is very well built (as I own a factory where we build handicap vans), it is very smooth and great quality of materials. My wife and I are looking forward to better flexibility from doing the exercises. We checked out all the Pilates machines and felt that the Merrithew units were best and now we feel we chose correctly.
Mr&Mrs Boston (Roswell, Ga)
The team was great to work with super responsive and met our needs. It came quick! We are enjoying Pilates at home when we aren’t able to get to a gym for classes and/or take a self directed 2nd class at home. The reformer is well built and relatively easy to assemble yourself (if you have had prior experience with this machine).
The quality of this machine is a amazing. with the cost compared to a monthly studio membership! White glove service was worth every penny. It was was organized and communicated effectively.