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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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.Read more ›
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$$.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best workout equipment I've ever bought. I got the sculpting handles and 7 DVD's with it. There are SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES of exercises you can do with this, from abs, arms,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. dozier For Dozier
Get a video or just go to the gym. Quit kidding yourself. This certainly isn't going to do it.Published 6 months ago by Alice Garza
I've always wanted this for myself at home, I love how I feel using it and performing different moves. Read morePublished 6 months ago by HonestDee/TheGibbyGirl
I've lost 75lbs on Malibu Pilates. I'm 5'5" This is my second chair.
Pros: Great anaerobic workout. Easy to use in a smaller space. Read more
Love the Pilates machine except the springs keep breaking and there hard to findPublished 12 months ago by maryw14
I wanted this for a long time. I do like it. I wish that they still made it. What if I need parts. A friend has had one for years and cannot get a replacement spring. Read morePublished 18 months ago by yogini
I found this piece of exercise equipment, is both overpriced and ineffective. I don't recommend this for men. My wife found it ineffective too.Published 20 months ago by Jeffrey Logan
Its a great workout, no matter what level you are.
Its easy to use, resistant, and stable.
And the DVDs are great.