I finally took the plunge and bought the SPX Reformer package and I absolutely love it. Setup was super easy (the most difficult part was getting the giant box into the house and unpacking it). Putting it together is a breeze as it is mostly assembled. I researched reformers for several months before making the purchase. I did not have experience on this particular reformer before purchasing. Some factors involved in my choice were the low ceiling of my exercise room, price, quality, and accessories. I definitely wanted springs not cords and I am nearly 6' tall. I also wanted a reformer that had the cardio tramp. I've been taking the cardio sculpt classes at the studio and love them. I've done a few workouts on it and it feels solid. The cardio tramp wobbles a bit when bouncing. I will check to make sure I have it properly installed in the reformer before my next session.
I've had my reformer for 1.5 years now and I LOVE it! I use to go to expensive local reformer classes and finally made the investment for my home....and I couldn't be happier. I purchased a monthly app subscription with an enormous amount of reformer classes, at my finger tips, which means I never have to pay for those expensive classes again. This reformer is well built and delivers on many different levels. So happy I made the investment.
It is very, very well built and I can tell it's made with great care and attention. There was very little to do out of the box, in a few minutes I was using the Reformer. It glides effortlessly and quietly. I am going to have to put this baby in my will as it will last more than a lifetime I am sure!!
I really enjoy Merrithew's products, particularly the SPX reformer series. It is sturdily built, provides a smooth ride, and is high quality overall. I prefer this brand for reformers and pilates equipment over the other big manufacturers. (I got the SPX Max reformer with the high-precision gear bar).
I recently purchased the Vertical SPX Reformer and am loving it! It's perfect for our small studio and easily transitions from it's vertical to horizontal position and back again. I also have an older (15+/- years) model of the Rehab Reformer, I call it 'The Tank' because it is indestructible. I ordered new precision springs, ropes, handles, etc so that our clients' experience would be as similar as possible to the new reformer and it hums along beautifully. Merrithew products are so well engineered and well made, worth every cent and last a long, long time. We are a small Pilates studio in southwest New Hampshire, money is tight but worth the investment in this quality of equipment. I am a STOTT PILATES certified instructor. My education experience was and is at the highest level and these products match that standard of excellence. Thank you Merrithew!
I recently purchased a jumpboard with a crossbow for my V2 Max Reformer. Initially, my plan was to incorporate it into my private sessions with some of my clients and the feedback I received was has been really positive. The jumpboard has been great because I can use it for clients who struggle with standing exercises or have fear/balance issues. My athletes also love the challenge of plyometric exercises that I can do with the jumpboard. It has been a great addition to my studio.
I purchased my ladder barrel and the whole purchase experience was great. The customer service office was indeed helpful. I ended up assembling my ladder myself, and it was not difficult at all. well-made ladder barrel!