Learn how to quickly, easily, and confidently implement a maintenance program to keep your Balanced Body Reformer running safely and smoothly for years to come.
"I'm so surprised this hasn't been done before!"
-Safe Reformer Student
There are plenty of reasons to care about properly maintaining your Reformer, and I'm sure you already know a few of them. Here are my top 7 reasons why maintenance is important.
We all know equipment maintenance is an important part of keeping our studios safe and effective, but there have never been any resources to teach you exactly what to do and when to do it. This makes budgeting time and money for maintenance even more difficult-- who wants to spend time doing something that may or may not be right?!
Because the pathway for learning how to maintain safe and smooth Reformers just doesn't exist, the rest of your to do list may seem to have a greater sense of urgency than preventative maintenance. If you're like me, not knowing how to do something that doesn't seem urgent isn't going to motivate you to take action.
That's why I've created this course. I will give you the confidence and skills you need so you can quickly and easily maintain your Balanced Body Reformer. Maintenance isn't glamorous, I know. But it is necessary. Let me help you check it off your to do list as painlessly as possible.
"I did my first safety check along with the video and the second without. It was so easy! Ten minutes tops!"
-Safe Reformer Student
Tons of materials to help you learn, implement, and reference with ease and simplicity.
Complete the workbook as you progress through the course for easy learning and quick-reference later.
Electronic Log Book
Record your important equipment information, checklists, and activities in this pre-made excel template.
Private Facebook Group
Ask questions and get answers in the private Facebook group, accessible to students only.
This course is designed to evolve over time. You will be notified of each update and given full access. Forever.
Certificate & Badge
Earn a printable certificate and badge to display on your website that shows you take equipment safety seriously.
Build your own comprehensive toolkit so you will always have the tools you need for basic maintenance tasks.
30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
If you finish the course within 30 days and aren't happy with the results, you can request a full-refund.
Never wonder what you need to check again, with this quick and detailed inspection checklist that is customized for three different Balanced Body Reformers, plus a generic form for any Reformer.
Hi! My name is Kaleen Canevari and I'm a mechanical engineer, PMA-certified Pilates instructor, and owner of The Fit Reformer. I specialize in teaching Pilates instructors the nuts and bolts of their equipment so they are empowered to take action when something isn't quite right.
My Pilates journey began while working for Balanced Body as a design engineer, and I quickly found my niche in teaching and making stuff. Since leaving Balanced Body in 2015, I have been traveling the country helping Pilates studios of all shapes, sizes, brands and philosophies revitalize and maintain their Pilates equipment.
Every instructor, student, or studio owner I meet has questions about maintenance and I try my best to give them answers. Or find answers when I don't know. But, there are just too many of you to visit personally! My goal with this course is to work within your schedule and budget to make taking care of your Reformer clear, easy, and streamlined.
"I feel so supported. Where were you three years ago!?"
-Safe Reformer Student
Module 1: Build a Foundation
Why Maintenance is Important: I can't say it enough. Maintenance is important. Before getting into the meat of the course I summarize why you need to do regular maintenance and what the benefits to you, your clients, and your business are.
Anatomy of a Reformer: In order to communicate effectively, we need to speak the same language. In easy-to-understand language, I describe and show the parts of the Refomer so you'll be able to follow along the course with ease and communicate with other Pilates Pros like a...well, like a pro!
Assemble a Toolkit: Maintenance is far more likely to get done if you have the tools within easy reach. Here's what you need to fill your toolkit with so that maintaining your Reformer doesn't take any more energy or thought than it needs to.
Module 2: Take Action
Performing a Safety Check: Walk through your Reformer from the foot-end to the head-end, checking each component that may be at risk. Download a detailed checklist for your specific Balanced Body Reformer model so you know exactly what to check for.
Basic Tune-ups: I explain how to use each of the tools in your toolkit in order to make your equipment feel like new again, and how to tell when Reformer parts have outlived their useful lifespan.
Module 3: Prepare for the Future
Creating a Maintenance Schedule: The most important part of maintenance is actually doing it. Here I explain three separate solutions for implementing a plan to make your regular maintenance habitual.
Recordkeeping: What good are your actions if you can't remember what you did, when you did it, and to which machine? Get access to a downloadable template for a maintenance log as I walk you through exactly how to set it up for your studio and update it every month.
Communicating with Tech Support: When it is time to order new parts, troubleshoot issues, and ask questions of the equipment manufacturer, I explain how to communicate with your tech support in the most stress-free way that makes it easy to get clear answers and correct parts in a timely manner.
Who is this course for?
I designed this course for Studio Owners who want to DIY their maintenance habits, whether because there are no local technicians or because they are handy and want to save a few dollars. Studio owners can also purchase this course for their office managers or equipment managers. While small, home studios can definitely benefit from the materials, you will get the most bang-for-your-buck as a studio with multiple Reformers.
Will I learn how to run my own maintenance business?
This course is not designed to teach you how to start a maintenance business. If you are interested in learning how to start your own Pilates equipment maintenance side gig, head on over to this page for more information.
I have been running my studio for over ten years and have never had a major issue. Why do I need to change what I’ve been doing?
First of all, that's awesome! Good job! I've visited several studios that have been operating with no maintenance schedule for years and while some of them look great, some of them look terrible. This course is designed to give you the confidence that you are doing the right thing, make it easy to start or change your routine to be more thorough and accurate, and give you the tools and skills you need to extend the life of your equipment. If you have a thorough, weekly and monthly maintenance schedule and log that catches safety hazards and addresses issues in a safe and timely manner, then maybe this course isn't for you.
I just bought my equipment recently, so I don’t need to worry about this for a few years, right?
While most major Pilates equipment brands seem to last for years without any regular maintenance, their condition will drop off quite rapidly at a certain point. If you think of your equipment like a car, requiring regular servicing and checks, it might make more sense. New cars still need to be washed, get inspections, have tires rotated and oil changed. Of couse they can work just fine - for a time - without those things, but it does damage, AND makes the work that will inevitably come along more expensive and perhaps come as a surprise for you.
This program is all about doing the preventative care so you can maintain the "new car smell" of your equipment, and budget for replacements and upgrades so they don't sneak up on you. Starting right when you purchase your equipment is the best possible time to start a maintenance routine.
How much time does implementing this program require? I just don’t have extra time to spare.
The course takes about 4 hours to complete. That includes watching the videos, completing the workbook, starting your electronic maintenance log, and doing your first Reformer inspection. Your first inspection and tune-up might take a bit longer than you think, but I can generally do a monthly maintenance check and tune-up in less than 5 minutes per Reformer.
Making time for maintaining your equipment is ultimately saving you stressful time in the future. At some point there will be an issue with your Reformer and you could experience the following: Potentially injuring a client or instructor; Losing coverage of your liability insurance for not having a record of your maintenance plan; Not knowing how to communicate the problem with tech support; Paying the price of lost-income due to a broken piece of equipment; Spending money you didn't plan on to fix the issue.
It's like we tell our Pilates students. Maybe they don't have a major body issue now, but doing Pilates regularly is like maintenance and prevention for their body. It will help them live longer, healthier and more fruitful lives. Same with maintenance for your Reformer.
Can’t I just call my manufacturer when I have a problem?
Yes, of course. Some manufacturers really excel with customer service and tech support. Other companies are very difficult to get any help from once they have your money. But tech support can only do so much over the phone, and at the end of the day, has their own interests at heart. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to ensure your Reformers are safe and don't detract from the movement experience, but add to it. This course teaches you how to work with tech support, when needed, in the least stressful way. And it can help you avoid tech support in the long run.
I have a Peak/Gratz/Basil/Stott Reformer, does this course still apply to me?
Great question! The basics of learning your reformer, maintaining the parts, implementing a routine, recording your process and interacting with tech support are the same no matter what brand of equipment you have. While there are detailed checklists designed for specific Balanced Body models, a generic checklist is available for those of you with a different brand of Reformer.
"I'm not going to lie, I was kind of like 'why do I need to take this course, I already fix everything anyway.' But I learned a lot! It was awesome: comprehensive and very helpful."
-Safe Reformer Student
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