The reformer was invented by the founding Father of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. We very much have him to thank for this remarkable invention. Depending upon which studio you practise Pilates at, you will see different branded machines.
While they may have some distinguishing features, reformers are all similar in that they comprise of a bed like frame, upon which lies a flat platform (referred to as the carriage) to which a series of springs are attached. The combination of coloured springs provides varying levels of resistance, making the exercises undertaken more or less challenging. Sometimes less really is more as you will discover