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Gratz Pilates Equipment Maintenance Check List


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General Equipment check list:


Do not modify equipment in any way, nor should you utilize another manufacturer’s components as attachments to our equipment.


Do not use the equipment if worn, broken or damaged. Keep body, hair and clothing free of all moving parts. Be aware that Jewelry can easily damage vinyl covering of equipment and can easily become entangled with moving parts of equipment. We highly recommend that clients be requested to remove any item of jewelry that has sharp edges or protrudes or hangs away from the body. Never allow children to be around or on equipment


If you are using the equipment daily, but intermittently, we strongly suggest a monthly maintenance program . If the equipment is used daily and continuously, we would recommend a weekly maintenance schedule


A weekly inspection of your springs is critical due to the potential of serious injury resulting from spring failure. Springs should be immediately replaced if any distortion to the appearance of springs is observed or any unusual sounds emanate from the springs. The average life of Reformer springs should be 18 months if the Reformer is continuously used, whereupon they should be replaced. Note, this is only to serve as a guide and may vary depending on the frequency of use.


Wipe all equipment down daily with a heavily diluted soapy solution. Dry thoroughly.


Vinyl can be cleaned with common household dish soap diluted 1:10.




Check all straps, hooks and attachments for security. Straps need to be re-sized periodically, using the adjustment provided, to ensure equality.  Check tracks for build-up, which if found, should be removed with a scraper in conjunction with a soapy solution.


Check wheels for wear. Wheels should be lubricated monthly or quarterly, depending on usage, using white Lithium grease (available in a tube). Surplus grease should be removed to ensure that it does not fall on the tracks. Do not lubricate the tracks.


Check all bolts for tightening and security and retighten if necessary. Check springs for wear or distortion.


Check footbar pad and make sure footbar flanges are properly secured.


Check headrest attachment for security .





Check all bolts on poles for tightness


Check all springs,  hooks and attachments  including the Push Thru Bar


Check all safety straps, leg straps, etc.




High Barrel (Ladder Barrel) &  other barrels:


Check all bolts and screws for tightness





Check all bolts, clips and hooks for security


Check springs and attachments




Check springs and attachments


Check hinges for foot plate and foot plate attachments. Tighten, if necessary, ensuring that the required clearance is maintained on each side of the footplate (pedal).


Check all bolts, clips and hooks for security.


Tower (Guillotine) and Studio Wall Units:


Check Attachment to Wall (or Ceiling) and to Floor (Daily)


Check all bolts, clips and hooks for security


Check springs and attachments


Check attachment and smoothness of operation of sliding bar


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