AeroPilates 3-Corded Machine with Rebounder & 4 Workouts
Great machine but tough assembly
I was shocked at the assembly process.....lots of loose pieces to assemble - not at all like Marjaline says on the video demo, not very good instructions and much heavier than told it was. Extremely difficult just to get it out of the box.....its taking me two separate weekends to put it together and its not done yet.....hope it works as promised as I've been looking forward to using Pilates for so long before I decided to purchase.
I LOVE, LOVE my pilates I recently purchased. I don't know what took me so long but I can tell you this is one exercise machine that will not be collecting dust. I can hardly wait for the next day to get onto my pilates. Thank you QVC for making it possible to purchase with easy pay. I highly recommend others to purchase. Don't wait!
So far so good...My grandson set it up and said it was an easy setup. I am still on the
beginner video and like it says I am taking it slow and easy. Putting 30 minutes
on it every day and can already feel the stretching and toning effects.
Look forward to working out!
I have tried at home machines and the gym. This is my first pilates machine and can't believe I have waited this long. Carrying it upstairs wasn't too hard, and I'm only 5 5. Set up was about 45 minutes. Super easy to fold in half, I fold my up daily. I like the fact you are not only working out but streching also. It doesn't feel like a hard core workout, but I am sore the next day. I am super happy with this machine. I look forward to my next workout, to help get in shape, and for overall body wellness.
Cords are fraying
2 of the cords are fraying. You have to unscrew the foot bar to put the other bar on, it is not as it is shown in the video at all, that is misleading. It does give you a good work out. Not sure how long it is going to list with the cords fraying. They must be rubbing against the black plastic washers, which I see no way to stop this from happening. If the cords weren't fraying I would recommend this machine.
Rebounder/footbar change not so simple
This is a nice machine that operates smoothly and without joint stress. It's solid and well made ... BUT the QVC promotional video that shows the user changing from footbar to rebounder just by lifting one out and inserting the other is very misleading. This special price model (which I suspect they're discontinuing) requires that you unscrew two large pressure pins at the base of the footbar ... lift that piece out ... insert the rebounder ... then line up and retighten the two pressure pins ... before you can continue. This virtually eliminates the possibility of doing the integrated cardo workout, switching from strength-building moves to cardio moves. It's a real pain, and I'm having to make up my own workouts to consolidate strength moves, then go on to cardio moves. Mostly I just leave the rebounder in place and use it as the footbar, although it's somewhat higher. Just a heads up to others who may be misled by the video.
received AeroPilates machine with metal wave in the top metal frame that prevents lining up all the holes to insert the reound bar....called customer service....will send back as soon as I can put it back togather and use enough duct tape to hold it for shipping...
Works smoothly but tough to set up
This pilates machine is a very nice compact machine and glides smoothly. The adjustable tension will come in handy as I get stronger. The rebounder does give a nice cardio benefit that you can feel. However, this took my daughter and me over an hour to set up because the instructions are very difficult to see (tiny print) and understand. It is also a very heavy machine (unless you are already in great shape) and seems to weigh more than the 60 pounds it was advertised as. Again, though, if you can get it upstairs and have 2 people to set it up, it works as well as the more expensive pilates machines. I doubt I will be folding it up because it will be too heavy for me (at least for now).
This makes exercising fun. You feel so great when your done! No more aching back or neck this keeps your posture perfect. Best fitness equipment I've ever bought. Highly recommended.
3 corde machine
can you put the elevated pulleys on my machine I think it would help a lot if you can let me know how I get them and putting them on.thank you
AeroPilates 3-corded machine
I purchased this some time ago. I've been on it twice. I'm 70 and to get down on the floor and back up is a real challenge! It was in my 13x15 foot Living Room and almost took up the whole room. We also got a little confused when putting it together, since they called the head of the machine where the feet go - so we were putting things on backwards - thank goodness for the pictures! When Christmas came, I had to get my daughter to help me move it to my bedroom - we followed the instructions so we could "easily" move it (as they said on TV) and found that the wheels are not where you can just pick it up and wheel it. Therefore, we had to lift it and it was very heavy and cumbersome to move. The folks who showed how easily it was to move, must have had a lot more muscle than two of us did combined, and my daughter is in great shape. I've ordered the stand but I'll have to wait for someone to help me move the machine and lift it up on the stand. It's very long so I don't even know where I'm going to put it! I will say it gives one heck of a workout and I love the rebounder - great on the joints. I'm not giving up on it. A modification to it by the manufacturer would be great so it can be moved more easily. I had envisioned working out on it and then putting it away.
Love it! Quality machine - great for beginner
I actually purchased this last year, let it sit in the unopened box downstairs for a year because I dreaded the inevitable back pain I thought I'd suffer dragging it upstairs. After several years of WFH inactivity, I was very out of shape. As it turned out it was fairly easy to carry the pieces upstairs. The machine itself was easy to walk up the carpeted stairs lifting one edge at a time up each step. No problems with assembly given it ships as one unit plus some cosmetic bits and the rebounder. I signed up for the beginner video club on Marjolein's website which is great and really inexpensive. The video on adjusting the straps was the first one I watched. The short 10 minute videos are so easy to follow for a beginner! Marjolein gives lots of tips and explains how each move benefits the body. Love being able to take a short break to go thru a video several times a day.
I am amazed at how little effort us required to make big improvements. Adding the separate headrest and pull up bar were great for me. After several months of this I am now planning to get the stand.
When deciding which machine to purchase I happened to see a presentation where Marjolein said that she normally works out on the 3-cord machine even though she has access to the 4 and 5 cord machines. This one should be fine for several years. It is very sturdy and well made. No iffy parts on mine.