Rated 2 out of 5Â by Brownbie Buyers Remorse
I go to Pilates 5-6 days a week at a studio but wanted to get my own Pilates machine for the days I am unable to go because I love it so much. I did review a lot of machines and thought I should invest in a more expensive one that would be closer to a studio machine. This machine would be fine for someone just starting out or who has never used a commercial machine but to me, it is far inferior and hard to adjust to. It does not glide as smooth, the handles are hardly adjustable, the rebounder is very small, and the footbar rattles and doesn't stay firm in its position. It also has a really bad chemical smell after about 4 - 6 weeks...
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jill Great low impact workout
This is my favorite piece of exercise equipment! It requires two people to set up but is relatively easy and quick to assemble. I am 47 and fairly fit. I have weak upper back muscles and have found this to be a wonderful way to exercise those hard to reach muscles. I have exercised muscles that I didn't know existed and were in desperate need of exercise! I feel that this was a good investment for equipment that I can use for the rest of my life! I'm so glad I decided on this purchase!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NancyC80 Everything I wanted and expect
I bought this reformer after doing some extensive research on affordable home machines. It has all of the features I needed and it is easy to change exercises between the bouncer, bar. and the straps. The straps are nice and comfortable. I like the head rest which has 3 positions. I was skeptical about a machine that uses cords instead of springs, but there is sufficient tension to get a good workout. In fact, I have yet to use all 4 cords at once as 3 are enough for my most difficult leg workouts. Having used the machine for one month, I can already see the difference and I feel great. This is a machine that you can use everyday as you do not get the same level of soreness as with other types of gym equipment. Best present to myself!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Annie Convenient workouts
I bought this to address a health issue and so that I could practise Pilates more than once a week. So far, so good and I feel much more inclined to work out when there's no travel involved (climbing into a car seat exacerbates my hip problem!) I now use it every day and I am looking to move up a level on workouts. The added bonus is that my teenage daughters have started to use it to complement their sporting activities.