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Pilates Reformer


Updated February 14, 2009

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A Pilates Reformer

Credit: Peak Pilates
Definition: The reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exerciser's body weight and by springs attached to the carriage and platform.

Read more and see detailed photos in Anatomy of a Reformer.

Pronunciation: re-form-er
Also Known As: Pilates machine
Common Misspellings: raformer, performer
Many Pilates exercises are done on the piece of equipment known as the reformer.

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