How to care for your reformer bed

How to care for your reformer bed

Whether you rent a reformer bed, are looking to buy a reformer bed or you already own a reformer bed - check out just how easy it is to take care of at home! Just follow these simple, easy steps regularly to keep your at-home reformer bed in tip-top condition for years to come. 

  • To keep your springs and the metal elements on your bed free from rust and excess dust, keep your reformer bed indoors
  • Don't eat or drink on your reformer bed
  • Use a towel to protect your upholstery on fake tan days!
  • Wipe down the upholstery of all areas of the reformer bed after use (especially after a sweaty session!). Just use general dishwashing detergent in warm water and wipe with a microfibre cloth
  • Avoid spraying liquid or undiluted detergents directly on to the reformer bed. A cloth will ensure a good even coverage and ensure no product build up.
  • Dust or wipe down the railings of your reformer bed once every week to keep the movement of the carriage wheels free from a build up of dust and dirt, and tracking smoothly on your rails

    Reformer footbar cleaning


    • When washing hand/ foot loops, ideally handwash and drip-dry on the line. If you want to machine wash them, place in a lingerie washing bag on a gentle cycle in your washing machine, and then hang out to dry (don't be tempted to tumble dry them!)
    • Every few months, take your carriage off the base of the reformer bed and tighten the nuts on the carriage wheels to keep it tracking straight on the rails
    • Rotate through your reformer bed springs evenly, to ensure they wear well and you get the longest use out of them
    • When not in use, leave 1 red spring on so that the carriage doesn't move should someone sit/ place weight on it. Avoid leaving all springs on as this can wear the tension of the springs faster
    • We recommend replacing springs completely every couple of years, but this can vary depending on usage of your reformer bed and so may be needed prior to this (especially if beginning to creak or make noises)

      Reformer bed basics: maintenance tips