Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer Review

If you are on the lookout for a good Pilates reformer, this particular model might just be the right one for you. One of the big benefits is that the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is fairly small and compact. It’s built to be convenient and user friendly, yet it also comes with a whole lot of resistance, plus the ability to tone your whole body from top to bottom.

Overview

If you would like to find out some more information about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer, you can always check out the little presentation video below.

Pilates Power Gym Pro

Main Features

The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer has quite a few different features that will help make working out both fun and challenging at the same time.

  • 3 levels of incline
  • 4 resistance cords
  • 48 levels of resistance
  • Durable steel frame
  • 300-pound weight capacity
  • Lightweight & compact
  • Wheels for transportation
  • Free form cardio rebounder
  • Shoulders pads for comfort
  • Padded headrest – adjustable
  • Well-padded glide board
  • Comfortable foot and hand straps
  • Pivoting pulleys for quick exercise changes
  • Comes with workout DVDs

Dimensions & Weight

As the name of the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer implies, this is one of the smaller and more compact reformers out there today. It is intended for people who want a great Pilates workout, but don’t want some huge machine. At the same time, it is also fairly lightweight, making it easy to transport, plus the transportation wheels don’t hurt either.

  • Length: 56 inches
  • Width: 15 inches
  • Height: 20.5 inches – 28 inches when raised
  • Weight: 56 pounds

Warranty

The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer comes with a great 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on both the frame and the moving parts.

Assembly

One of the reasons why you are going to love the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is because it does not require any assembly at all. The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer comes fully assembled, so all you have to do is unbox it, set it up where you want it to go, and get to it. It really does not get any easier than this. Here you can take a look at the assembly instructions for this model.

What We Like About The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer

There are a few key aspects of the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer which we do really like, so let’s spend a few minutes talking about those.

One of the things that we really like about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is that it provides you the user with a whole lot of variable resistance. This particular machine is ideal for both beginners and advanced users alike, which is thanks to there being so many available levels of resistance. The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer comes with 4 resistance cords, which are combined with 3 incline levels, for a total of 48 different levels of resistance. The bottom line is that you can definitely get a really good workout with the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer. Pilates may not seem all that hard, but when you have the resistance cranked up all the way, you can rest assured that your muscles are going to get challenged no matter what.

Another thing that we really like about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is that it is indeed very small and compact. Ok, so it is not tiny and it is not a featherweight either, but when compared to most other Pilates reformers out there, it certainly looks that way. The fact that the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is much smaller and lighter than most others is a big feature for anyone who doesn’t have too much room to spare. It’s great for anyone who doesn’t want to lug around this heavy piece of equipment either, something which is also aided by the built-in transportation wheels.

Yet another thing that we really like about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is that it is extremely functional and easy to use. First off, the pulleys which hold the straps actually pivot back and forth. This means that you can easily change from one exercise to the other without having to make any adjustments. Moreover, the cardio rebounder which is included can be easily folded up and down for a quick yet effective cardio workout. At the same time, the glide board uses a special roller and bearing system which helps to make it extremely smooth. In other words, using the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is very simple and its high level of functionality makes doing exercises and switching between them a breeze. le

Something else that we like about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is that it is extremely comfortable to use, plus quite versatile too. The shoulder posts are well padded, so they keep you in place while also keeping you comfy. The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer also comes with an adjustable headrest, which is well padded and can go up higher or down lower depending on your size and preferences. Also, the glide board itself features a decent amount of padding too, thus making sure that your butt and back don’t start hurting mid use.

The other thing that stands out about the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is that it is made with really durable steel. This bad boy has a full 300-pound user weight capacity, which is extremely impressive for such a small and compact Pilates reformer.

What We Don’t Like About The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer

There are a couple of minor issues that we have with the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer, so let’s go over those real quick.

While we do like the smaller size of the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer, it can make it difficult for larger people to use it.

Some people have mentioned how the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is a little close to the ground, which somewhat limits how many different exercises can be done on it.

Alternatives To The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer

To give you a good comparison point, let’s take a look at a couple of alternatives you can look at instead of the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer.

Stamina AeroPilates 700 Premier Reformer

This model is a little more expensive than the Mini Reformer, but it does also have a couple of extra features. For one, the Stamina AeroPilates 700 has a 10-inch stand to elevate it off the ground, which helps to increase its versatility and functionality. The AeroPilatees 700 Reformer is also better suited for larger people. When it comes to padding and comfort, both of these models are about the same. However, what needs to be said is that the Power Gym Mini Reformer is much smaller and more compact, which is a big convenience factor. Moreover, the Power Gym Mini Reformer has a substantial amount of resistance levels, while the Stamina AeroPilates 700 only has a few.

Stamina AeroPilates Pro XP 557

This AeroPilates Reformer is actually quite similar to the other Stamina Reformer we just looked at above. It comes with a rebounder and leg bar, it has a whole lot of padding, a smooth glide board, a high weight capacity, and all of the features you would expect a good Pilates reformer to have. Unlike the Mini Reformer, and just like the AeroPilates 700, the Stamina AeroPilates Pro XP 557 is elevated off the ground, with the front and back being made of solid oak. In essence, this is a more expensive version of the AeroPilates 700, with one of the drawing features being the inclusion of real wood. This machine works great and looks even better, but it is a little pricey no doubt.

Final Thoughts On The Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer

There is no denying that the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer is a great Pilates reformer to go with. It is very comfortable, it’s small and compact, it’s user friendly, and it actually manages to be very durable too. At the same time, with the Pilates Power Gym Pro Mini Reformer, you get more than enough levels of resistance to challenge you no matter what your fitness level is.

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