Learn how to maintain your Pilates reformer with the help of this comprehensive guide. Follow these methods to maintain your fitness equipment and ensure a smooth workout experience.
When purchasing a Reformer, it is essential to guarantee its ease of maintenance. It is becoming more common for manufacturers to overcomplicate their reformers, making them difficult to service your self.
It is advisable to ensure that you purchases your reformer from an established brand which has a support network for servicing as well as the ability to continue supplying parts in the future. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Pilates reformer is required to ensure its durability and optimal performance. By following a few simple steps, you can maintain your Pilates equipment in pristine condition, reduce wear and tear, and experience a seamless workout. In this guide, we will outline a step-by-step procedure for servicing your Pilates reformer. However, if you prefer an expert to perform the service, please contact your equipment supplier. Align-Pilates Australia has a service centre in most states of Australia.
Step 1: Collect the required tools: Ensure you have all the necessary tools for servicing your Pilates reformer before you commence. This could consist of an Allen Key Set, Lanolin Spray, a cleaning cloth, and a gentle brush.
Step 2: Start by vacuuming and wiping the reformer with a moist cloth to remove any dust, perspiration, or debris. Use a soft brush to clean inaccessible areas and ensure that all components are free of grime. We only recommend PGW Gym Wipes for regular cleaning.
Step 3: Lubricate moving parts: Apply Lanolin Spray oil to the reformer's moving parts, including the footbar and pulleys. Lanolin can be utilised to lubricate springs which can reduce the ‘poing’ noise. This will help maintain the machine's seamless operation and prevent unnecessary strain.
Step 4: Inspect for loose fasteners: Inspect all the screws and bolts on the reformer and tighten any that have become loose over time. This will guarantee your stability and safety while exercising. Using 'Loctite' thread locker can prevent these fasteners from becoming loose.
Step 5: Test the tension and alignment: Verify that there are no spaces between the springs' ringlets. Ensure that they are not producing any unusual noises and examine the warranty/expiration date. Additionally, ensure that the carriage and tracks are properly aligned by examining their alignment. Adjusting the carriage's side-facing axles may improve its positioning.
Step 6: Inspect ropes and straps routinely: Examine the ropes and straps frequently for indications of wear and tear. If you observe any fraying or damage, you must immediately cut and burn the frays or replace them to prevent accidents or injuries.
The servicing of your Pilates reformer is essential to preserving its performance and prolonging its lifespan. By following these steps on a regular basis, you can keep your Pilates equipment in pristine condition, ensuring a safe and pleasurable workout. If you feel there is an issue that is of a concern then it is advisable to contact your equipment supplier.