Merrithew Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer
The Next Generation of Pilates! So much more than a Reformer, this refined Pilates machine is the “first of its kind.” With the innovation of the retractable rope system and traveling pulley system on its Vertical Frame along with the ability to multi-task as a Mat, Cadillac and Reformer, this Reformer offers more exercise possibilities than any other and is perfect for implementing multi-faceted, cutting-edge Pilates programming in a limited space.
The V2 Max Plus Rehab Reformer is a powerful tool for rehabilitation exercise. Its increased height from the ground–6.5-inches higher than the standard V2 Max Plus Reformer–allows for easier mount and dismount, an important consideration for mobility-challenged clients or those seeking exercise for injury recovery. Instruct and perform core stability, peripheral mobility and plyometric exercises with exceptional results.
This is a refined Pilates machine with numerous technical innovations, including the retractable rope and traveling pulley system on its vertical frame, which replicate the free, multidimensional movements of daily life. This increased range of motion enables the V2 Max Plus Reformer to serve as a professional grade tool for Pilates-based, sport-specific, rehabilitation, and cross-training movements. Multitasking as a raised Mat platform (with the inclusion of a Mat Converter), a standard Reformer, a virtual Cadillac, and a multi-planar biomechanics training tool, this machine is ideal for implementing multifaceted, cutting-edge Pilates programs–including all-new V2 Max Plus programming–in a compact space.
The unit’s wide-ranging adjustability accommodates a myriad of experience levels and physical skill sets. Ultra rigid rails and the patented rolling mechanism provide a whisper-smooth carriage ride, while the carriage itself features dense EVA foam padding for precise proprioceptive feedback. The V2 Max Plus Rehab Reformer is built to excel through continuous, high-inensity studio use, and the machine’s construction and high-quality materials ensure superior stability and safety for the life of the product.
An extraordinarily versatile piece of Pilates equipment, this machine is outfitted with five Reformer springs (four full-tension, one half-tension, and quarter-tension optional), removable shoulder rests, soft Reformer loops and ropes, secure spring housing system, and a retractable rope system. The vertical frame is equipped with two push-through springs, two roll-down springs with maple roll-down bar, two arm springs with foam-grip handles, two leg springs with padded long spine straps, extension straps, safety chain, two traveling spring hooks, and two traveling pulleys. Three gear bar positions, six carriage stopping positions, three headrest positions, four foot bar positions, 28 vertical frame pulley-stopping positions, and 18 fixed spring eye hooks enable the user to truly tailor Pilates programs to meet individuals’ needs.
- Limited lifetime warranty on aluminum rails, components of the frame and related welding, and foot bar mechanism
- Two year limited warranty on all parts
- 90 day fabric warranty
- Carriage dimensions: 24-by-38.5-inches (W x D), 22.5-inches height from floor
- Reformer dimensions 30-by-97-inches (W x D), 185 pounds
- Vertical frame dimensions: 30.5-by-71.25-inches (W x H), 41.5 pounds
About the Stott Pilates Method
Stott Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the method and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. The Stott Pilates method is used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.
Stott Pilates vs. other Pilates techniques
Stott Pilates incorporates modern exercise principles including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, placing more emphasis on scapular stabilization. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.
Stott Pilates Method Principles
Stott Pilates increases core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels. Basic principles focus on:
- Pelvic placement
- Rib cage placement
- Scapular movement
- Head and cervical spine placement