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Affordable Pilates Equipment

Buy Pilates Home Exercise Equipment on a Budget


Updated September 18, 2012

Looking for Pilates home exercise equipment on a budget? I bet you've already found that the significant pieces of large Pilates equipment are quite expensive. But there is hope.

The Pilates reformer, chair, and tower apparatus listed below are not studio grade, or even mid-range Pilates home equipment. However, I have heard enough good reports about these budget versions to suggest that they might meet the needs of a home workout.

The Stamina Aero Pilates Reformer

aero pilates

The Stamina Aero Pilates Machine has been on the scene for a long time now. It seems to be the most popular of the reformers at the lower end of the price scale. Some models are available with the jumpboard attachment.
Prices range from $900.00 to $1,400.00 depending on the model.

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The Stamina Website

The Malibu Pilates Chair

malibu pilates chair

A fabulous marketing plan has made the The Malibu Pilates Chair one of the biggest wonders of home exercise equipment history.

Is all the hype deserved? I wasn't sure so I asked readers to give me some feedback on them. The reports were mostly positive, though some people did mention that the Malibu Pilates Chair is not as sturdy as those from other Pilates equipment manufacturers. You can find these on ebay, but of course, you take your chances.
Typical price: $350.00

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Learn More About Pilates Chairs Learn a Pilates Chair Lower Body Workout

The Pilatesstick or Tower on the Go

Tower on the Go
Balanced Body
The Pilatestick and Tower on the Go are made by different companies, but the ideas are similar. They are intended to portable Pilates tower-like systems. Each has a version that straps on to a door and a wall mount option (recommended) as well. Read my reviews (links below) for details on the pros and cons of each.
Basic Pilatesstick: $149.99
Basic Tower on the Go: $125.00

Read a Review of the PilatesStick

Buy PilatesStick

Read a Review of the Tower on the Go

Buy Tower on the Go

See Photos of Pilates Tower Equipment

Truly Affordable: Mats, Balls, Bands and Circles

Pilates Mats
(c)2008, Marguerite Ogle
OK. You got to the bottom of the list and you're thinking: Hey, that equipment is still going to put a real dent in my wallet. True, but just remember, you can get a perfectly good workout with nothing more than a Pilates mat and maybe a Pilates ring (magic circle), exercise ring or stability ball for added challenge and variety.

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