Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym


Compare What is it? Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The AeroPilates Reformer is a fitness device designed to help you burn calories and fat by giving you a complete cardiovascular workout. It is low impact and gentle on your joints. The best part about the AeroPilates Reformer is that since you exercise lying on your back, there is absolutely no exertion on your legs, hips, or spine.

Total Gym XLS is fitness equipment designed to give you a full body workout in the comfort of your own home. With this one powerful machine you can perform cardio, strength training, circuit training and stretching.

The Pilates Power Gym includes the Pilates Power Gym Pro and the Pilates Power Gym Plus. Both these machines are the ultimate fitness solution that will give you a full body workout with both strength training and cardio. With the Pilates Power Gym you can perform exercises from the beginner levels to advanced levels.

 


Compare How does it work? Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The AeroPilates Reformer is a comfortable and competent machine that features a wide, large trapezoidal carriage and cushion. Additionally it also includes a broad footrest to provide enhanced range of motion and maximum comfort. The adjustable ropes, straps and hand grips ensure safety when exercising on the machine.

The Total Gym XLS uses a single glide board and a few useful attachments to strengthen and tone the core muscle groups in your body.
The Total Gym XLS works by lifting a percentage of your body weight against gravity to create a smooth and fluid resistance. With the improvement of your strength and conditioning, you can increase the total resistance by boosting the incline, thus increasing your body weight lifted in the exercises.

Pilates Power Gym combines a smooth, controlled resistance with the natural movements of your body to give you a solid workout. This powerful machine guarantees you longer, leaner muscles and joint fitness as you increase flexibility.

 


Compare What does it do? Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The Aeropilates Reformer works to improve your strength and flexibility as well as tone and sculpt your physique.

You can use the Total Gym XLS to strengthen and sculpt every muscle group in your body – cardio, strength training, circuit training and stretching.

The Pilates Power Gym safely tones and strengthens every part of the body giving you longer, leaner muscles, increased flexibility and improved joint movement.

 


Compare What body parts does it target? Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The Aeropilates Reformer lets you perform Pilate exercises to tone, shape, and stretch the entire body.

The Total Gym XLS works your upper body, lower body, abdominals, and even your cardiovascular system.

With the Pilates Power Gym you can tone, shape and strengthen every part of your body including abs, back, shoulders, arms, thighs, hips and calves. It also works your core and tones you from head to toe.

 


Compare Exercises: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The Aeropilates Reformer lets you perform Pilates exercises to tone, shape, and stretch the entire body.With the Total Gym XLS you can perform over 80 exercises to work all of your major muscle groups with cardio, strength training, stretching and circuit training.

 


Compare Pilates Power Gym Exercises: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Strength Training Exercises – The Frog, Single Leg Stretch, Plank, Double Leg Stretch, Side Lying Leg Press, Arm Circles, Tricep Overhead, Lat Pull, Rowing Exercise, Low Tricep Press, High Row, Low Row and Bicep Curls.

 

Pilates Exercises –Mermaid, Zorro, Twist, Wide Pile, The Pigeon Stretch, Serving The Bread, Statue Of Liberty, Knee Stretch, Hug A Tree, Arm Circles, Coordination, Bridge, Elephant, Footwork, The Hundreds And Running.

 


Compare Features: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Aeropilates Reformer
• The included stand elevates the AeroPilates Premier about 10 inches to allow for more advanced exercises
• Larger, trapezoidal carriage and cushion for added support
• Curved, wider footbar (24 inches wide)
• Oversized patented Free-Form Cardio Rebounder (two inches taller than standard rebounder)
• Head and Neck Support Pillow that can be attached to the headrest for additional neck support.
• Four heavy-duty, elastic cords provide four levels of workout resistance
• Noiseless, very-smooth carriage rollers and gliders
• Performs Pilates exercises to tone, shape, and stretch the entire body
• Three position adjustable headrest along with oversized high density foam shoulder pads, offer additional support and comfort
• Metallic gold, heavy steel frame construction
• Adjustable ropes, straps and hand grips to fit any user
• Height: up to 6′ 4″

 

Total Gym XLS
• Includes a Wing Attachment, Leg Pull Accessory, Ribbed Squat Stand, 5 Workout DVDs, Exercise Chart, Training Deck, and Nutritional/Meal Planning Guide.
• A 400 lb. weight capacity
• More than 80 exercises to work all of your major muscle groups
• Requires no assembly
• Dimensions Unfolded: 19″ W x 90″ L x 43″ H; Dimensions Folded: 19″ W x 51″ L x 9″ H
• Folds for easy storage
• An upgraded comfort system, pulley and cable system and squat stand, flexible nylon strap handles, padded glide-board with head support, and chrome package
• 6-month warranty on all parts plus a Lifetime Warranty on the frame.

 

Pilates Power Gym Pro

• Glide-board is padded with 3 variable height elevations (1, 2, 3) allowing you to adjust resistance to your fitness schedule.
• Tension Cord Adjustment – Four tension cords – 16 tension cord combinations that allows you to vary the intensity of your workout and 48 resistance settings when used with the 3 Glideboard elevations (1, 2, 3).
• Foot Strap Attachment to ensure sturdiness for upper and lower body strengthening and toning.
• Adjustable headrest
• Sturdy steel frame

 

Pilates Power Gym Plus
• Glide-board is padded with 15 variable height elevations that allow you to adjust resistance to your fitness schedule.
• Tension Cord Adjustment – Four tension cords – 16 tension cord combinations that allows you to vary the intensity of your workout and 240 resistance settings when used with the 15 Glideboard elevations.
• Foot Strap Attachment for upper and lower body strengthening and toning.
• Adjustable headrest
• Sturdy steel frame

 


Construction: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The AeroPilates Reformer is metallic gold with a heavy steel frame construction.

The Total Gym XLS upgrades include a new pulley and cable system, an improved squat stand, and more comfortable padding on the glide board. It also features several handy accessories that give you a whole new workout: leg pull accessory that works your quads, hamstrings, and other muscles; flexible nylon strap handles; and a wing attachment for toning various back and arm muscles. When combined, the accessories and glide board support up to 400 pounds, letting you work on strength and stability.

Pilates Power Gym is built with a rock-solid carbon steel frame that can hold up to 300 pounds. It also features padded handles, comfortable and durable foot straps, and variable-resistance tension cords that allow you to adjust your gym exactly as you want.

 


Compare Resistance Levels: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The AeroPilates Reformer comes with four heavy-duty, elastic cords provide four levels of workout resistance.

The Total Gym XLS lifts a percentage of your body weight against gravity, creating a smooth and fluid resistance. With your strength and conditioning slowly improving, you increase the total resistance by boosting the incline, thus increasing the body weight lifted in the exercise.

Pilates Power Gym features variable height elevations with numerous resistance levels to offer maximum flexibility for all body types.

 


Compare Resistance Type: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

The AeroPilates Premier reformer comes with 4 adjustable resistance cords and a cardio rebounder.

With the Total Gym XLS you lift a percentage of your body weight against gravity to create a smooth and fluid resistance.

Pilates Power Gym lets you adjust the resistance and intensity to your exact needs, giving you just the right workout for your ability.

 


Compare Seat Adjustments: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Pilates Power Gym Pro – Glideboard has 3 Variable Height Elevations (1, 2, 3) allowing you to adjust the resistance to your fitness routine.
Pilates Power Gym Pro – Glideboard has 15 Variable Height Elevations allowing you to adjust the resistance to your fitness routine.

 


Compare Max user weight supported: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Total Gym XLS – 400 lb
Pilates Power Gym – 300 lb
Pilates Power Gym – 136 kg (300 lbs)

 


Compare What do I get? Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Aeropilates Reformer – comes with two workout DVDs: AeroPilates Level 1 Workout and AeroPilates Cardio Workout featuring Pilates expert Marjolein Brugman, and an exercise wall chart.

The Total Gym XLS workouts and tools include:
• Start It Up: An introductory Total Gym XLS workout
• 6-8 Minute Workout: 12 work-along workouts for men and women pressed for time
• Smart Training Workout: An efficient workout employing slow, precise movements to target specific muscles
• Body Makeover for Total Gym: High-energy, high-powered workout
• Simple at-a-glance exercise wall chart with 35 exercises
• Total Gym training deck
• Dan Isaacson’s nutritional program and meal plan

Pilates Power Gym includes:
• Abs, Arms, Legs Workout DVD(PRO Gym only)
• Tone & Lengthen Workout DVD(PLUS Gym only)
• Beginners Workout DVD
• Kick Butt Workout DVD
• Push Up Bar w/ Grips
• Padded Glideboard
• Tension Cord
• Adjustments
• Foot Straps
• Attachments
• Adjustable Headrest
• Sturdy Steel Frame
• Guides & Manuals
• 1 Year Limited Warranty

 


Compare Price: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Aeropilates Reformer – $499 at Official Website: aeropilates.com
Total Gym XLS– $850 at Official Website: totalgymdirect.com
Pilates Power Gym Pro – $329.95 at Official Website: pilatespowergympro.com
Pilates Power Gym Plus – $365.95 at Official Website: pilatespowergympro.com

 


Compare Weight: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Aeropilates Reformer – 107 lbs
Total Gym XLS – 83 lbs
Pilates Power Gym – Approx. 25 kg (56 lbs)

 


Compare Dimensions: Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym

Aeropilates Reformer –85″ x 23″ x 27″(LxWxH)
Total Gym XLS –19″ W x 90″ L x 43″ H
Pilates Power Gym – 56″L x 15″ W x Height Lowered: (20.5″) Height Raised: (28″)

1 Comment on "Aeropilates Reformer vs. Total Gym vs. Pilates Power Gym"

  1. What about set-up and take-down? Which is easier…has fewer steps and less awkwardness?

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