Reformer Pilates and Traditional Pilates differ primarily in the equipment used and the exercise repertoire.

Reformer Pilates employs a specialised apparatus called the Reformer, incorporating springs and a sliding carriage for adjustable resistance. This allows for a dynamic and targeted workout experience, catering to various fitness and mobility levels.

On the other hand, Traditional Pilates is typically performed on the floor on a mat without specialised equipment, focusing on body weight and controlled movements.

While both forms share the same foundational principles, Reformer Pilates offers a more versatile and customisable approach, while Traditional Pilates emphasises mat-based exercises for core strength and overall stability.