F29042 - Pilates Premier XP AuthenticHome Studio with Video & Chart
Not classical pilates
I noticed in the instructors Bio that there is no mention of her being a certified pilates instructor. I am a Classically trained instructor with 9 years experience and asked one of my clients to allow me to view her QVC/Stamina DVD that came with her purchased Stamina/qvc reformer. It was my observation that these exercises were not "classical pilates". I would say that it did not appear unsafe but not pilates.
She does not mention any fitness certifications either. If you are hoping for authentic pilates, I am wary. I have seen the demonstrations on QVC and the folks in the back demonstrating have very poor form, not a good representation of authentic pilates .
As I said looks like a good fitness based workout but as a certified Pilates instructor I am not impressed with the "teaching" on these DVDs. The reformer is fine if you know what to do with it.
I purchased one years ago to use in my home outside of my Pilates Studio. The equipment is fine for the price compared to several thousand per reformer at my studio. I am just not a fan of her teaching what I would not call authentic or Classical Pilates.
Well made equipment.
Being a personal trainer, I am familiar with all types of gym equipment. I found this piece to be of exceptional workmanship. I purchased the elevated stand, aerobic footboard, and additional workout materials. Let me state that I purchased this for my own use since I am retired from training. I was unable to continue to use this as I have some buldging disks in my neck and every time I used it I would have a severe headache the next day. Since I know proper alignment and form I think it was totally an individual problem but would adivse anyone with neck injuries to really try it out within the 30 day time frame so you can return it if it doesn't work for you. I gave it to my daughter who has been very pleased with it.