Does Your Studio Meet Safety Standards: The Importance of ISO Certification for Your Pilates Studio!

Does Your Studio Meet Safety Standards: The Importance of ISO Certification for Your Pilates Studio!

When setting up a Pilates studio, the quality and safety of your equipment is paramount. One key indicator of quality and reliability in any industry is ISO certification. At Pilates Reformers Australia, all our Align-Pilates Reformers, have passed independent testing to ISO. But what exactly is ISO, and why is it important to have ISO-certified equipment in your Pilates studio?

What is ISO?

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organisation that develops and publishes standards for a wide range of industries. These standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable, and of high quality. ISO ensures businesses adopt sustainable and ethical practices publishing over 23,000 international standards covering everything from technology and manufacturing to food safety and healthcare.

The Importance of ISO Certification

ISO certification is a mark of quality that signifies a product or service meets the high standards set by the International Organisation for Standardisation. When it comes to Pilates equipment, ISO certification can make a significant difference in the overall experience and safety of your clients. Here are some reasons why ISO certification is crucial, particularly for Pilates equipment:

1. Quality Assurance:

To receive ISO certification all equipment is rigorously tested ensuring that the materials, manufacturing processes, and final products meet strict criteria. Such testing means your equipment is:
      • Durable
      • Reliable
      • Cost effective

    2. Safety:

    Safety is a critical aspect of any Pilates studio. ISO certification guarantees that the equipment has been tested for safety including aspects such as;

        • Maximum user weight
        • Maximum usage hours
        • Verified warranty periods, and more.

      This ISO certification not only reduces the risk of injury to your clients, but also helps reduce your level of liability in the case of an accident. This is particularly important in a fitness setting where equipment is used intensively and must withstand heavy use.

      3. Consistency:

      ISO standards promote consistency in production. This means that every piece of equipment is manufactured to the same high standard, providing uniform performance and reliability. This consistency is crucial for maintaining the quality of your services and ensuring client satisfaction.

        4. Regulatory Compliance:

        While ISO standards are not legally mandatory in Australia, they often align with national regulations and best practices. Adopting these standards can help fitness facilities stay compliant with broader health and safety regulations in Australia.

        By using ISO-certified equipment, you ensure that your Reformer Studio meets all necessary regulatory requirements, avoiding potential legal issues and penalties.

        Align-Pilates ISO-Certified Reformers

        All our Align-Pilates Commercial Pilates Machines have passed independent testing receiving various ISO certifications.

        Align-Pilates C-Series Reformer:

        • EN ISO 20957-1:2013 Class S

        Align-Pilates A8 Reformer:

        • EN ISO 20957-1:2013 Class S

        Align-Pilates M8 Reformer:

        • EN ISO 20957-1:2013 Class S

        Align-Pilates R8 Reformer:

        • EN ISO 20957-1:2013 Class S

        Align-Pilates F3 Reformer:

        • EN ISO20957-1 Class H


        This standard specifies general safety requirements and test methods for stationary training equipment, such as Reformer Machines, for use in training areas within organisations such as sports associations, educational establishments, hotels, gyms, clubs, rehabilitation centres, and studios.

        Several Pilates equipment brands are unaware of the benefit for manufacturing Pilates Reformers that meet ISO Standards. Not only are many equipment brands unaware of the benefits, but their equipment is also unlikely to withstand the rigorous safety and cycle testing undertaken to achieve ISO certification.

        For the welfare of your clients and to ensure conformity with health and safety expectations, we suggest you only buy Pilates Reformer machines that conform to this standard.

        Future Proof Your Studio

        ISO certification is an essential factor to consider when purchasing Pilates equipment for your studio or gym. It guarantees quality, safety, and reliability, ensuring that your clients have the best possible experience. By investing in ISO-certified equipment, you demonstrate your commitment to excellence and set the foundation for a successful Pilates studio.