Kaleen

About Kaleen

Kaleen is an engineer, Pilates Instructor, and owner of The Fit Reformer. She travels the nation to keep Pilates studios and their clients healthy and happy.

Bumpy Ride? Troubleshoot Your Reformer: Part Two

By |2019-02-27T22:36:07+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Equipment Care, StudioTips|

Continuing on last month’s topic of troubleshooting a bumpy carriage ride, let’s talk about other places your annoyances might be coming from besides the wheels. I perform the baseline testing by doing leg circles with my feet in straps, because I get the biggest range of motion using the ropes and straps (Remember, in Part 1 all the

Balanced Body makes it easy to replace your upholstery and foam

By |2018-10-03T19:38:25+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Equipment Care, StudioTips, upholstery|

After many years of use, especially in a busy studio, your reformer vinyl can start to wear.  It might crack, the corners might get nicked, your client’s jewelry or zippers might cut the vinyl, or it could get scuffed.  Underneath the vinyl, you might have foam wearing thin where clients commonly kneel or put their

How to care for leather straps

By |2019-02-27T22:17:44+00:00July 13th, 2018|Equipment Care, StudioTips|

Classical leather straps like Joseph Pilates used on his Reformers are a staple in many studios around the world. For these studios, special care should be taken to ensure the leather remains safe throughout the life of the Reformer.  If you have leather straps on your Reformers, here’s how to avoid the trauma of broken straps