Pilates Community Forum > Xtend Reformers

Has anyone had any experience with reformers or other equipmenet from Xtend Pilates?
http://www.xtendpilates.com/
I'd like to purchase a reformer for home studio use and can't afford a Balanced Body reformer.
Thanks

April 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJody Thomas

I am looking at the Xtend Pilates equipment as well. Did you purchase? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

July 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I am also looking at the Xtend Pilates equipment. It is less expensive than the other companies, looks the same, but would like feedback from someone who has actually used it. I read that the company is in Argentina.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDancer

is this the same company as Pilatesland in MIami? I heard he was getting sued left and right. I wonder if its the same company? If anyone knows anything, let me know, I am in the market for an alternate to balanced body reformers too.
Thankyou!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhalcyone

Have you tried searching for a pre-owned reformer? In my opinion, purchasing a quality pre-owned might be a better idea than a new reformer you're unsure about. I started out doing Pilates on a similar reformer ... almost exact. The pulley's were not as fluid and sometimes got stuck (this is after the reformer was used for quite some time). I was very happy to switch to Gratz.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI like Quality

Hi, I've been looking into them as well, and I talked with a woman in cali about them. She loves her machine except a couple of small differences. The manufacturer is from argentina. Hope this helps.

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpilates mover

Purchased an XTends Max Reformer and we are very pleased with this product.
I must admit I was a little wary of this purchase, given the scant number of reviews and buyers experiences, online. Not to mention coming from the other hemisphere.
Still, we took the plunge and are quite happy we did. The total time from order to delivery of a hefty (240lb), well enforced crate, took exactly four weeks. And though no assembly instruction where found, what little there was I found to be intuitive; giving credit here to my wife who knows how it's suppose to look. Beyond this, I found the machine itself to be made both intelligently and of good quality materials, with the exception of the 'box' which I intend to reinforce a bit more. Nonetheless, for the money spent, and a very satisfied wife, I have no reservations with endorsing this product.
One final note, should you decided to order one of these, you may need to take the lead with order tracking as this company doesn't appear to be very 'systematic' in their communications. Even so, I found their CSR, Gaston, to be personable and accurate with his estimates. FYI

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterP&Z in Idaho

I purchased two of the max reformers in 2008 for my home studio use. I was initially happy with the reformers but with time they have not kept well. I teach at a studio with Balanced Body and the only comparison (to an untrained eye) is how they look. I would not recommend and instead would look into a used Balance Body or STOTT reformer.

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Went with a Stott reformer for home and some privates a few years back. Love it, clients love it, it is easy to set up and use. Standing up well to time passage and usage. Would go with Stott again.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPJ Pages