75 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Pilates Reformer for home use.,
Rich (Palm Springs, CA)
This review is from: AeroPilates Premier Reformer (Sports)First, I've taken lessons and worked out on professional reformers. I also read every single review on this site and the other stamina reformers on here as of summer of 2016 as this is such an expensive purchase. Many exercises you'll get the same benefits from on this machine and it is substantially less expensive - but of course not of the same quality as the much more expensive (professional) models. I do not use the bounce attachment - I just use as a Pilates reformer. I also ordered the pullup bar and the box and pole so the total cost was about $700.00. You're still well below $1000.00 less than balanced body or Stott or even way more than $1000.00 below in cost. In hindsight, I'll probably actually buy a professional machine some day because this cured my lower back pain due to DDD and aging, too much sitting, etc., and it was time to switch to Pilates for me (I'm now a Pilates addict!). For now I'll stick with this Stamina machine, though, and it's working great... Read more
184 of 193 people found the following review helpful
A great new way to exercise.,
This review is from: AeroPilates Premier Reformer (Sports)Although the Pilates method of exercise was developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates about 100 years ago, to me it's all pretty new. I had heard about some of the mat exercises but not the Pilates reformer machine. I read about this just a few weeks back in a book called Pilates-2nd Edition which I read for a review. After reading about it and watching a few videos on YouTube I decided that this could be an interesting way to exercise and increase my core strength, balance, and muscle tone. I mostly just walk for exercise but this looked like a good way to create resistance in a little bit different way than lifting weights and doing other exercises. So I decided to do some research and see if I could find a machine that I could use at home and if there was one that I could afford. Many that I had seen cost thousands of dollars. After... Read more
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
So glad I discovered this.,
This review is from: AeroPilates Premier Reformer (Sports)
I have massive instability at L4-L5 vertebrae, with bulging discs and osteoarthritis. This Pilates machine is worth its weight in gold. I am not in pain when I exercise, and I get a great workout. I really love the cardio foot board.
The only downside is the DVDs that come with it. You can't skip to the good parts, so I have to hear the pretty lady tell me again how wonderful I'm going to feel. But hey, that's ok.
And at a fraction of the cost of the true Pilates machines, and the added benefit of working out in my ugly clothes at home and not worrying about what other gym goers may think while I talk back to the lady, this is really great.