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Contrology Reformer

Our Faithful Reproduction of Joe’s Original Reformer

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We partnered with Jay Grimes to re-create all of the subtle functionality critical to the classical Pilates approach, and build the best version of the original Reformers in Pilates studios circa 1970.


  • 4 long-neck springs (unplated carbon steel).

  • Strong, secure and durable extruded aluminum frame.

  • Choice of 4 frames: 80” (203cm) JGRIMES, 80” (203cm) custom, 86” (218cm) custom, 89” (226cm) custom.

  • Thin, dense, resilient foam on carriage for appropriate user interaction.

  • Lower angle footbar position provides increased feedback while exercising.

  • Deeper Springbar hooks provide proper spring angle.

  • Contoured shoulder blocks.

  • Unpadded area around shoulder blocks creates space for balls-of-feet to feel carriage base.

  • Pre-stretched natural leather straps with O-ring attachments and adjustable strap mounts for small adjustments in strap length.


  • 2 leather and wood handles.

  • 36”/92cm Maple pole.

  • 1 gear block.

  • 2 cushioning kneeling pads.

  • Sitting Box: Metal handles on 2 sides and thin dense padding for greater feel.

  • 2 black cotton, footstraps.

  • 2 black cotton, extender straps.

  • JGRIMES Model: Black upholstery only


Let's Talk About Springs

Reformer Springs for a Classical Experience


“It was so much fun to work with Balanced Body on the Contrology Reformer…. to be able to really look at how (it) works, how we use it as practitioners, what needs to happen, and what was missing. I’m just very happy that we finally have it.”

~ Jay Grimes

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