The C8-Pro is the ultimate C-Series reformer, featuring an oversize aluminum profile and footbar and all new 8 PU wheel carriage system for the quietest and lowest maintenance ride available. Like all Align-Pilates commercial reformers, the C8-Pro features our new patent pending Rapid Change (RC) spring bar for the easiest and quickest adjustment on the market. The C8-Pro’s Rapid Change (RC) spring bar radically alters the ease and speed of adjusting your reformer, which is particularly beneficial in the group class environment where the C8-Pro excels. The spring bar can be adjusted with springs attached, with one hand in a single action saving up to 12 additional actions compared with most standard reformers.
Many Pilates professionals choose their reformer based on the ride characteristics and the biggest determinant of that is the number and type of wheels. The number & material of the wheels determine the resistance of the carriage, the sound the machine makes, the handling of cross loading, and the amount of maintenance required for optimal performance. The C8 uses 8 ‘roller blade style’ wheels, which are designed to give a quieter and softer ride with slightly greater rolling resistance when compared to the more ice glide ride offered by the harder nylon wheels used in a 4-wheel system like on the C2-Pro RC, where the wheels run in a matched aluminum profile. Which is better is a matter of preference for the user, though for many this will be a key determinant of which machine they buy and chances are many will prefer the ride style they are more familiar with or have trained on.
The C8-Pro is stackable and can free-stand either with the optional new freestanding feet or if leg extensions are fitted, which in turn raise the bed height to 44cm versus the 26cm bed height of the standard machine. Like earlier Pro models in the C-Series, this reformer can accept either a Full or a Half Cadillac Frame making this the most versatile reformer in its class, whilst offering unparalleled value for money. In addition, the C8-Pro Reformer shares all the accessories with the C2-Pro RC Reformer and earlier C-Series reformers, meaning it sits perfectly alongside other C-Series machines.
This version of the C8-Pro reformer comes with Leg Extensions ideal for those preferring to raise the bed of the reformer to the more popular 44cm height. The C8-Pro Reformer can also free stand when it is fitted with these leg extensions, which is an added benefit in multi-function Pilates studio where you need to stand your reformer up out of the way so you can use the floor space. Warning when standing your reformer: Your reformer should only be stood up in places where there is no risk of it being knocked over by other activities in the same room. Never stand a reformer in a room that can be accessed by children. The reformer must only be stood up indoors on firm, flat surfaces. All our commercial reformers are light commercial warrantied at 27.5 hours per week. The C8-Pro is suitable for users 145cm – 193cm (4’10” – 6’4”), max. user weight: 150kg.