"I have had a pilates reformer for 16 years and it is worn out. I was looking at the price of another one - approximately $500. I just could not spend that much money plus it took up so much room. My body, however, really thrives on pilates. At 56 it keeps me limber and strong and feeling great. I was just so thrilled when I found this product. I was not sure it could do as much as the machine but thought I would try. IT IS PERFECT. I have had a week and still don't know all the things it can do. AND, I love the compactness (if that is a word) of it. Thank you, Thank you."