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Malibu Pilates Chair with 3 Workout DVDs

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  • MALIBU PILATES CHAIR
  • 2 Arm Handles, 1 set of 2 Springs
  • 3 Workout Programs on 3 DVDs
  • Malibu Pilates Chair Assembly & Care Guide
  • Maximum user weight limit: 300 lbs
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Product Description

The Revolutionary Pilates Chair Tone up Pilates-style! Bringing you the latest in Pilates fitness, Carroll Krieff has moved into the next generation with her affordable, portable, in-home total body Malibu Pilates Chair. Now you can get fit and toned without having to leave your home! For a low-impact total-body workout routine that combines the sculpting power of Pilates with unique fat-burning exercises try the Malibu Pilates Chair with 3 Workout DVDs. Specially designed by renowned California Pilates instructor Carroll Krieff, the chair's combination of adjustable spring resistance and easy cardio moves will help you sculpt your arms, legs, bottom and thighs while toning your core abs. The Pilates Chair features a custom split-step pedal system to work your arms and legs individually, or together for added resistance. Chair measures approx. 30-1/2"L x 25"W x 22-1/2"H Made of metal, steel and vinyl. Adjustable spring resistance system; Padded arm handles/hand grips; Adjustable padded foot pedals; Locking pin secures pedals in an immobile position when not in use; Padded seat for sitting or kneeling during workout. Folds flat, lightweight and portable for easy set-up and storage. Maximum user weight limit: 300 lbs. Comes partially assembled. 3 DVD's included: 20 Minute Malibu Pilates Makeover DVD - Malibu Pilates creator Carroll Krieff provides a brief, informative demonstration of proper form and step-by-step instructions on how to use your Malibu Pilates Chair, plus a 20-minute total-body sculpting workout. Total Dream Body Sculpting Workout DVD - 45-minute fat-blasting, circuit-style workout. Mari's Dynamic Sequencing Workout DVD - 30-minute heart-pumping workout designed by legendary Hollywood Pilates Instructor Mari Winsor for use with our Malibu Pilates Chair.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 160 x 75 x 115 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 35.2 pounds
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B001F3J1O2
  • Item model number: MALPIL-0309
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,592 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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I taught Pilates professionally for seven years. In that time, one of two studio quality versions of this sat perched in a corner of my studio. Comparatively, this isn't perfect, but it's very, very good.

What's fantastic about it:

1.) Real springs. It makes a difference. Springs require control and slower speed--you will get a better workout because you have to do the exercises with more effort to control springs than the comparative effort required by weights.

2.) It folds up!

This folds up into the space that a folding chair would take up; when Joseph Pilates invented the original Wunda Chair, he was trying to create a piece of Pilates equipment that would fit into a tiny New York apartment, or a corner of your average suburban living room; his solution was to create a box that could be used as a chair when its exercise-equipment-side was turned down towards the floor.

This is a better idea. Pilates would have loved it. Instead of a box, it's like a folding chair with no back and an attached platform on the floor. Someone should submit it for a design award. It folds up!

3.) This is a safer chair than some studio quality chairs. In fact, it's much more stable than the first Pilates chair I bought for my studio, which came from a manufacturer in California that I shall not name to avoid their annoying, rude, and distinctly non-refundable legal department.

4.) Mari Winsor DVD's designed specifically for this piece of equipment are included.

Loathe as I am to admit it, Mari Winsor is a genius.
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As a 74 yr old widow, with hip and knee problems, this machine has been the most comfortable to work on. It is helping to limber sore areas. With the anticipation it will relieve pain, I continue to use it, with ease. Thank you
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I definitely took a moment to decide whether to give this item 4 or 5 stars. Here's the deal, the chair itself is great. If (and only IF) you order directly from the company, Guthy Renker or perhaps HSN, you can be sure that you are getting a really great quality pilates chair for much much less than it's worth. Comparatively, other pilates chairs with the same composition, design, and function will cost two, three or sometimes 4 times as much as this chair. Literally.

I find this chair to be sturdy and made of quality materials. It folds up fairly easily and does indeed fit under my bed. I love it. I just ordered the sculpting handles from HSN because I think they'll add to the workout and make the chair more versatile.

My recent order, direct from Guthy Renker, came in one box and it seems as though the company has taken note of customers having difficulty opening the machine because when I received mine, no springs were connected and nowhere did it say that I must read directions first. Although, I did and it was pretty simple.

The machine weighs almost 40 pounds, so if you think that it will be difficult for you to transport, keep that in mind. I personally have no problems with it at all.

Okay, now for the bad (or let's say mediocre.) The workout dvd's themselves are just okay. I actually like Mari's workout better because it engaged my core much more. Also, she explains a little more about which muscles you are attempting to isolate and that's sort of the whole point of pilates. If you are a beginner, do yourself a favor and take a few classes first OR do some basic pilates workouts from a different instructor. I highly recommend Rael Isacowitz who is a complete pilates bada$$.
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There are two Mailbu chair models. The original with standard springs and the Malibu Pro* that comes with standard springs but also allow you to purchase stronger ones later. 25"W x 32"D x 24"H chair footprint.

The Pro chair is sturdy. Comes with 3 DVDs and a wall chart. First DVD is 20 minutes-just learning basic positions. 2nd DVD is 30 minutes of sequences by pilates instructor Mari Windsor and it's good - not so much you can't do them but enough with using the chair springs where you get some workout including classic pilates pumping arm positions for flattening the stomach that is easier to do laying on the chair than on floor. Haven't tried the 3rd 45 min. DVD yet for sculpting.

*From malibupilates.com website: The Malibu Pilates® Stronger Resistance Springs System was designed specifically for the Malibu Pilates® PRO Chair only. The Stronger Resistance Springs System is not suitable for use on the original Malibu Pilates® Chair. Do not use the Stronger Resistance Springs unless your Malibu Pilates® Chair says PRO on the chair seat.
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I am most impressed with the pilates exercises. It's the first that I've been able to do that doesn't aggravate severe spinal and cervical injuries received in an auto accident. I have hope again to regain some physically fit condition without risking further damage to my injuries.
The chair itself is a great tool to use for these maneuvers although for the price, the quality of the chair leaves a bit to be desired. For several hundred dollars I do think they could use a better quality vinyl on the seat and foot piece. One of the brackets was bent when mine arrived and my husband bent it back into shape. One handle doesn't insert snuggly no matter which direction or side you insert it into. The toggle on the foot pedals leaves a bit to be desired. This is quality I would expect on a piece of equipment under $100, not for a few hundred dollars. This is a quality workout program and for $359.00 (nearing $400 with shipping), there should be better quality on the chair.
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