Reputable Companies That Sell Pilates Equipment

Pilates studio equipment, such as the reformer, chair, Cadillac, or barrel, is a significant investment. While you may be familiar with a certain brand, it is always a good idea to comparison shop. Below, you will find a reference list for companies that manufacture and sell quality Pilates equipment.

When you are deciding what type of equipment to buy, you will want to keep a few things in mind: its appearance, the size of your space, the size of the equipment, its sturdiness, and its price. The brands listed below are known to be reputable. You just need to know your needs.

Also, if you are considering buying professional-grade equipment, you may want to do the math first. Consider the amount of time you do Pilates and the amount for your sessions.


If you do Pilates twice a week and each session costs you $25 dollars, your Pilates habit costs you $2,600 a year. A professional grade reformer can cost between $3,000 and $5,000 dollars. Depending on how often you use it, it could pay for itself in about a year or two.

Below you will find notes about each company as well as links to relevant information. All companies listed sell studio equipment accessories like springs, boxes, and handles. Those that also sell light equipment like circles, balls, and mats are noted.

Please note that this list is in random order and some brands may be included due to reputation rather than personal experience.

Gratz Pilates

Gratz Pilates Cadillac
Gratz Pilates

Gratz Pilates has the distinction of being the original manufacturer of Pilates equipment. The founder of Gratz worked directly with Joseph Pilates, and later designs were developed with the Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska. They have a range of studio equipment including full Cadillac conversions, reformers, Wunda chairs, mats, and boxes.

Peak Pilates

Peak Pilates Reformer

Peak Pilates

Peak Pilates is one of the companies that has led the way in manufacturing Pilates equipment that is more portable for home and commercial use such as in gyms. They also manufacture traditional style Pilates equipment. Some of their offerings include the MVe Pilates Chair and the PilatesStick.​​ They also offer videos and light Pilates equipment.

Tirado Pilates Apparatus

Pilates reformer

Tirado Apparatus

Tirado Pilates Apparatus designs were reviewed and approved by Pilates elder Romana Kryzanowska as "adhering to the traditional and original standards." Tirado Pilates apparatus is endorsed by Peter Fiasca, author of "Discovering Pure Classical Pilates."

Balanced Body

Balanced body allegro

Balanced Body maintains a line of traditional Pilates studio equipment but is also a significant innovator—adding new kinds of equipment to their line as well as producing portable large equipment for home and gym use.

Balanced Body is also the manufacturer of the Avalon chair designed by Rael Isacowitz, and the CenterLine Pilates equipment developed in collaboration with the founders of The Pilates Center of Boulder. They also sell light Pilates equipment.


Pilates equipment

Merrithew is a large "contemporary Pilates" company with a long track record. Stott Pilates is one of their brands that makes a full line of equipment for home and studio. They also sell light Pilates equipment.

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