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

Hi,

I had a bad experience with Xtend.
They aren't competent, and moreover their machines aren't solid.
I advise against it.
Sorry.

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersophie franck

Purchased material from Xtend about 2 years ago, very bad experience, never again. Material not solid nor reliable, you ask for something and receive the model below, etc. Material ok for home use, definitely not for a studio... too cheap. Encountered also HUGE problems with their transporter, DHL. AVOID THEM!
Aug.2013

August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Hi All,

I have just purchased and received my trapeze/ reformer combination unit. I have upgraded from the peak pilates folding delux reformer.

The service at xtend pilates is a bit patchy. They don't answer questions very well. Eventually they get around to it, but only to partially answer. I assume it is south American time and a language difficulty, which causes the delays!

The equipment though ordered on August 29 arrived on September 29. DHL was great and delivered right to my studio, which is located out in my back yard.

The equipment didn't come with instructions. On emailing the company, I received an email immediately with the instructions!

The equipment was easy to put together and having helped put up a balanced body cadillac, was very similar in terms of bolts nuts and stability measures.

The differences: the padding on the trapeze table and reformer are softer than I am accustomed to - my clients love it tho! The upholstery seems to be of reasonable quality

The shoulder pads although the same neck width apart are narrower than a standard reformer and I am having to find an alternative for one of my clients, who has severe upper trapezius trauma.

The wheels on the reformer carriage are super smooth and easy to clean. My clients are of the opinion that they are wonderful to use. ( better than one of the well known brands, which I also own...) They are the same size/shape as my roller blades and have decided that if the ride gets rough i will change them with rollerblade wheels. Genius!!!

The trapeze is super easy to convert and the spring arrangement and hooks are standard. The trapeze foot strap is too narrow and the fuzzies are not as good as I am used to, but these are relatively easy and cheap to replace. So I consider this to be a easy to use functional and attractive piece of equipment. So far I would order again from the same company.

If any of you have questions or live in the Perth area and want to have a look, please email me on wheatleyfionna@gmail.com

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFionna

Anyone buy any of the xtend reformers recently in the USA? I'm thinking of buying one(beginner at pilates) and want to know what people think. Thanks Ryan

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Just purchased an Half Trapeze by Xtend. I had no problem with shopping process and service. I don't know if anything has changed in the company since the previous comments were posted, but I'm very happy with their customer service. I have received the machine a few days ago and the quality seems ok to me. It's hardwood, solid, nice. It's a good option for those who can't afford to pay a top class machine. I will order again.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

I, too am considering buying a trapeze/reformer combo and chair from XtendPilates. Any useful information would be greatly appreciated

June 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstevee

I bought an xtend reformer with half trapeze one month ago. With shipping total cost was $3,160. Shipped from Argentina to Ft Worth TX. It included everything including a box. It is very quiet and well made. I am very happy with it. Comparable reformers are double this price. Why pay 6K just for a name. The only issue was when i tried to order it online the paypal screen did not cover the US. I sent an email to the company and they emailed me a link and i was able to perform the trransaction.

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaula