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Balanced Body Announces the Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer

SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 3, 2011 — Balanced Body®, the world’s largest provider of Pilates equipment and education, introduces the new Allegro® 2 Reformer to the fitness world. Coined “The Big Easy” because of its overall ease-of-use, the Allegro 2 incorporates innovations like the EasySet™ Footbar and SoftTouch™ Rope System. The EasySet™ Footbar allows users of any body type and size to adjust the footbar with one hand or even their feet while lying on the carriage. The new footbar also adjusts the entire length of the frame, to allow additional innovative exercise options. The unique SoftTouch™ Rope System lets users remain in position on the carriage for one-touch rope adjustments, enhancing the flow of the workout. The rope system also features unprecedented soft attachment points — no metal clips to create noise.

Another important aspect included in the design of the Allegro 2 is the valuable input and knowledge from Balanced Body customers.

“For years we have talked with our customers about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to a Reformer,” said Ken Endelman, founder and CEO of Balanced Body. “Ease of use is probably the number one thing when it comes to the functionality of Pilates equipment. You can create something with lots of functionality and variability, but if people are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to use it, or if it interrupts the flow of the workout, you’ve just wasted their time.”

Balanced Body then worked with global design and innovation firm IDEO to maximize the Reformer’s functionality while simplifying all the interaction points. Along with the ease-of-use and functionality of the EasySet™ Footbar and the SoftTouch™ Rope System, other distinctions include:

  • Spring collars for an improved grip and five Balanced Body Signature Springs™.
  • An integrated, seamless carriage and headrest: easy to clean and nothing gets caught.
  • A locator on the side of the frame that precisely shows the footbar’s horizontal position — a great feature for instructors.
  • Ability to expand to a Tower system, giving users 95% of the capability of a Trapeze Table (aka a “Cadillac”)

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“The Allegro 2 provides a functional and fluid workout for every body type,” Endelman continued. “We’ve created a Reformer that makes the Pilates experience uncomplicated, thus more effective. With the Allegro 2 System, Pilates is performed the way it’s supposed to be, purely and simply.”

The Allegro 2 System Reformer starts at $2,695. Users can purchase optional accessories for more programming options, including a Tower, a mat conversion, sitting box, reformer legs and others. For more information on Balanced Body's Allegro 2 Reformer, visit www.pilates.com/allegro2

About Balanced Body

Balanced Body believes that movement can change people’s lives. They are the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios, rehabilitation facilities and home users. Founded in 1976, the company was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ equipment with state-of-the-art engineering, materials and technology. Ken Endelman, the company’s founder and president, has been awarded 26 U.S. patents for his inventions.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., where all its equipment is manufactured, the company is the number one choice of clubs, spas and rehabilitation facilities worldwide, with an extensive line of equipment, training programs, accessories, books, and videos that meets the Pilates needs of any professional or home user. For more information, visit Balanced Body’s Web site at www.pilates.com or call
1-800-PILATES.

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