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Love My New Machine!
I bought this machine the last time Marjolein was on the Shopping Channel. I got the machine, the bar and the stand and am totally loving my Pilates routine. I plug in a DVD, do my workout and feel great afterward! I've lost weight and inches and have noticed that I am more aware of my core and posture than I ever was before! Watch the DVD's, it makes a big difference. I've also joined Marjolein's facebook page and love the ongoing tips and encouragement!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good build quality for the money.
My wife is really happy about the machine. I can say the build quality is good, no weak of flimzy parts, easy assembly, all makes sense to me.I'd think it'll fit most people in height. For really heavy peaople or for more 'power' exersise you'd want to go with the heavy duty model.I find myself using it too for some realaxation exersises after work - indeed it does feel diferrent from regular gym stuff.So the only thing you will need now is will power and a bit of time to see the results.
( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Aero Pilates 271
Received my machine about a month ago and been using the rebounder about 4 times a week. I am in my late 70's and have severe arthritis so exercising comes not easy but with using the rebounder I find I am getting a little stronger as time passes. I am really looking forward to doing more basic exercises in the month to come. I do find the machine quite large and heavy and by using the Stand it can not be folded for storage at all. Needless to say for a Person in my position the Stand is an absolute must-I would not be able to get off the machine without it. I also do use the extra pillow and love it.
A Real Winner
This is the machine if you want toning and cardio. Dr. advised me to loose weight and lower cholesterol. And so far I have lost 10 lbs. and I feel so much better. It is definitely a lifetime commitment for me.
Just received my machine and I must say it is so easy to assemble! Literally took me maybe half hour. Tried it out right away as I couldn't wait for it to arrive, I can certainly say, I am going to really enjoy this!! It is so relaxing and not to mention the fact that you get to do alot of exercises laying on your back, now I can see why they say it is so good for stress in your life. I only wish I didn't wait so long to get it:))
Good excersize machine
from Okanagan, BC
I have only had machine for a short time. It takes some learning but by following the DVDs I have managed well,remembering advice given to me years ago, "Do what you can and slowly build up to more". I think that long term I will really find that it has a lot of health benefits. Only thing is that I am sorry that I did not buy the stand right away. At my later middle age it definately would be an advantage.
I wouldn't buy this product again
from Vancouver Island, BC
This was not meant for anyone with a longer torso - there was no adjustment for the shoulder supports and pillow no matter how far down I moved - the table itself needs to be longer.Got it all but it does take up a lot of room and once you get it together, it would be difficult to move out of the way - I found it very heavy.Now I have to pay for double shipping - I would try something out at a retail store first. However, Customer Service was very helpful in starting the return process. Thank you
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Overwhelming rehab made possible
By The Rehab Queen
I have many physical issues including hyper mobility of joints, severe arthritis, nerve damage, pelvic instability and damaged hands and feet. I have had surgery on almost every major joint in my body. My life is non stop rehab and maintaining mobility without incurring further damage to my joints is my continuous goal. The Stamina AeroPilates machine I ordered from The Shopping Channel has changed my life radically. I am able to rehab more quickly and exercise parts of my body that I wouldn't normally be able to exercise using the correct form which is important because my neck and spine are unstable. I can't feel all my muscles because of nerve damage and would have to rely on visualization and touch to access and engage these muscles. The reprogramming process takes a long time. By using the correct form on the Stamina AeroPilates machine I can access and engage these muscles with ease. I am able to work all parts of my body on the one machine without placing stress on my joints. The machine accommodates my small frame. I have just started to use the pull up bar to strengthen shoulder muscles and for the first time the discs in my mid spine are almost in alignment. I am not at the place where I may exercise one leg and then the other but when I am I will have an amazing cardio workout with the rebounder which will also strengthen my body without causing further damage to my feet. The Stamina AeroPilates machine takes up little space in my room and I love being able to use the DVDs on my computer and the wall charts. I customize my workout each day to accommodate my specific rehab needs. I have made remarkable progress by combining my own knowledge with the techniques set out in the Stamina AeroPilates machine DVD's and charts. My feet and pelvis are gaining strength. My spine is happy. Not only do I have hope about becoming stronger, I feel stronger each time I use the machine. I also know that if I use the correct form on the Stamina AeroPilates machine, I will not injure myself.I ordered the extra neck pillow but have not as yet received it...it must have been back ordered. There is a neck rest built into the machine and I use it to reduce the stress on my neck while performing certain exercises. I really like having the shoulder rests..not certain what to call them.. which help me maintain my position so that I exert equal energy on each side of the body. This is a key to my rehab.I had a friend do a workout on my machine. She is much taller than I and found the bed a little small. My machine is a 3 chord machine. I would recommend a four or five cord machine for someone with a larger frame. I should have perhaps ordered a four or five chord machine with future strengthening needs in mind...no worries... I may order chords in varying strengths for my three chord machine to accommodate my future needs. At the time of purchase, I did not order the stand for my machine and then when I decided to order one they were all gone. I can fold up my machine and put it away with ease. This machine has truly brightened my outlook on life by helping me achieve my strengthening and reprogramming goals...soon I will be strong enough to work on single leg activities on my rebounder.I like the grips on the pulleys. The joints in my hands are unstable and again, I may use the pulleys with ease and avoid damage to my hands and feet.I love my machine. I would stress to anyone using the machine the importance of form rather than the amount of repetitions. The Stamina AeroPilates machine DVD's clearly outline the importance of form. My core is stronger and I am beginning to see my shape change in just a few weeks of usage.
Time will tell
I just bought this a month or so ago and time will tell as to how often I use it and how well it helps me to loose weight and gain strength and stamina. I have used it a few times already and found that there seems to be a bit of a learning curve. If you want to really understand everything about how the machine will help you out I strongly suggest you watch the DVDs that come with the machine.
( 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
The Best Exercise Machine Ever!
from Brantford, Ontario
I bought this in the spring when it was the showstopper. I also purchased the neck pillow, pull up bar and stand.The stand is essential as it makes it much easier to do the exercises and to get on and off the machine.I use the machine faithfully five days a week. I do the cardio rebounder Tuesday's and Thursdays and the toning exercises on Monday,Wednesday and Friday. It really works all of the different muscle groups.I have arthritis and it greatly improves my strength and flexibility. I would never want to be without it.