Fabulously A-MAZ-ING job!
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. So easy! Great to have the service of delivery right into the studio. Thank you.
I’ll try to go into decent detail here.
I’m an instructor of several years, male, 6’2″, so a reformer of good build and decently weighted springs is important for me. Compact storage was important too. I’d done some looking around, took the plunge, ordered one, along with some extras (platform extender, footstrap and box) and got some springs replaced with heavier ones. I’m used to STOTT SPX springs (notoriously heavier than most other brands) so needed something to match.
Great contactless delivery, I was pleasantly stunned when this F2 rocked up: beautiful lean new build, and while shiny, it has a simple practical look to it, not too basic, not too fancy. A good balance.
I’ve had it for just over a week now and have been absolutely loving it. Its soundless operation is what I love the most. It’s so incredibly quiet, the carriage sounds like a soft whirring at most. The carriage movement is phenomenally smooth. I was honestly shocked at how smooth it is, and keep being shocked every time I have a session on the F2. Its like sliding in space and has a really “floaty” kind of feel. The springs (I got 3 green (=3 red STOTT)) plus one blue 1/2 spring are actually heavier than I anticipated, and has given me a nice challenge for my leg work and supine hands-in-straps.
I do wish this reformer had the standard 5 springs, but this is a foldable home model, and not meant to be to studio standard – it’s easy to make adjustments for your repertoire: slower reps, more pulses, misc variations etc. For spring performance, first half of a rep feels “loose”, and then the second half of the rep (as the spring actually lengthens) feels quite strong and “rebounds” back against you a bit. I’m assuming its just because these springs are brand new and on most reformers, they take time to wear in, and probably over time the tension as the spring expands and contracts will become more consistent.
Ropes and straps are nice, although I do wish the rope risers (what the pulleys are on) were chunkier so you could use them e.g. lat pulls prone on the box. Footbar is super solid and has a nice grip, overall width of the reformer is good, but I do wish it was a few inches longer. It would be nice if the carriage could be adjusted with a stopper setting, as the extra platform extender I ordered is actually a little large by an inch (doesn’t cause too much of a hindrance though). The wooden platform is a little too narrow/short, about 2 more inches would have been better, it takes my weight (approx 87kg) pretty well, no issues.
The issues I’ve noted here though are VERY minor, it’s nothing that detracts from the performance or experience of using this F2, and that’s considering my body type. I’m VERY happy with this purchase: given especially what I paid along with the extras, I’m honestly stunned by the excellent value for money. It’s been worth every cent, and I’m ecstatic at the quality performance and build of this reformer. I’d recommend it to everyone who’s considering one without blinking an eye.
Great customer service + delivery
Thank you! Perfect delivery – all very easy & great instructions!
Awesome service. Really helpful + friendly.
A brilliant delivery, I’m so pleased with the quality of the machine, Gary was really knowledgeable + helpful.
The lads were absolutely brilliant thank you and look forward to working with you again.
Great instructions on how to use and look after the reformer.
I couldn’t recommend Align pilates equipment enough. I’m super happy with the quality of there entire range. I only use align products in my studio and they have never let me down. I will definitely be using them again when I set up my bigger place.
Fab Service!! Thank you.
Really great thorough explanation of the set up and how to adjust them
Super duper service! Thank you.
Beautiful by design and function is how I feel about my C2 Pro RC with half Cadillac. The unique 4 spring adjuster is perfect for setting up the carriage swiftly between clients of varied heights. The long carriage is brilliant for long legs and the quiet smooth travel makes for a very mindful reformer practice. It’s high quality and a joy to use; I would recommend it to anyone who was looking to buy a reformer built to last. The wood effect matches my studio floor tiles too which was an added bonus.
Wonderful service. Thank ya!
Great service, quick + efficient. Love my new equipment, can’t wait to use it!
The align Pilates equipment is so nice, well made, comfortable and stylish. I love the way it looks in my studio. I have the C8 pro reformers so quiet and I can move it and stand it up out the way when I need the extra space in the studio for mat small group classes. The split pedal chair great for moving around the studio one feature I love about it is that the frame is shorter than the pedals idea for short people like me (I’m only 5ft3). The Cadillac is great so versatile for my clients, I also just love to hang around on it. I also have to mention the customer service is just so good they are helpful and efficient when you contact them about their equipment.
I am so happy I have chosen to use Align Pilates Equipment at my studio. Their equipment to me feels safe. The quality is incredible. It is smooth, bigger than I thought and easy to adjust. I love that it has leg options. I teach a more intense style of Pilates and the A8 reformer is perfect for my teaching
I’ve been a Pilates instructor for 5 years and have recently made the big move to opening up my own Boutique Pilates Studio, specialising in 1:1 Reformer Pilates. I can honestly say my experience with Align Pilates has been amazing ! From the unbelievable service from day 1 to installation and now falling in love with my A8- Pro and Half Cadillac everyday ! One of my clients had been doing Pilates at another studio before moving and her response to the A8-pro was “this is the Ferrari of all reformers.” I think she hit the nail on the head, the attention to detail with this incredible machine is second to none and I can honestly say I am beyond happy ! Thank you to the Align Pilates team you are amazing !
great service, nice guys. thanks.
Great service, very pleased with the delivery and Reformers are fantastic
Great set up by Gary.
Really clear instructions, delivery & much patience! Thank you
Fantastic service, friendly & helpful from all involved. Gary & Paul were great, quick delivery.
Fantastic tutorial and run through of machines features. Very affable and helpful. Thank you!
Fantastic set up from Gary and communication with Scott.
Brilliant & clear instructions, very friendly & professional gentleman.
Paul & Gary were superb on delivery. Very professional + helpful.
FABULOUS SERVICE. THANK YOU!
Gary is fab as usual
Great service, polite, and helpful. Highly recommended.
Outstanding customer service. Excellent run through of the list & very professional. Thanks for all the help.
Fantastic, patient and so informative just great start!!
Wonderful service, lovely guys,. Thanks so much x
Fantastic demonstration and information. Many thanks
Great installation again guys. Thanks so much for all your help. Great job!
Great delivery guys, thank you!
Very grateful for professional + friendly service
Couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the friendly and informative help this morning.
Fantastic install of my beautiful reformer. Paul was so helpful & knows his stuff. Thank you.
Really helpful + professional fitter. Many thanks
Amazing service – very knowledgeable. AWESOME Thank you so much!!
Excellent service – start to finish!
Amazing service! Thank you so much!
Thank you – fantastic service!
Paul was fantastic!
Really pleased & great service from Paul – a real star.
Thank you so much. Excellent service and installation.
Great service. Received with thanks and looking forward to receiving the pole and jump board soon 🙂
Great service. Lots of information given in easy chunks. Paul was great.
Fantastic delivery service! Lovely guys & very helpful!
very helpful thank you