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|Product Type: Pilates Machines||Fitness Goal: Tighten & Tone; Enhance Flexibility; Strengthen Core; Lose Weight|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
Great Pilates Reformer - What a Bargain!
Eggie from Fountain Valley, CA
I instantly fell in love with pilates, after taking group reformer classes for about 3 months. However, classes are very expensive, so I thought it was time to investigate buying my own reformer. I read a ton of reviews and felt that the Stamina XP556 received the best reviews. The pilates studio I belong to uses the Stott reformer (which is a very stable machine), but it was considerably more expensive and didn't include a "cardio rebounder" attachment. The Stamina unit is very stable....not quite as stable as the Stott, but for the price, you can't beat it. It has a smooth glide and is so fun to use....I'm already feeling much stronger and more toned from using it daily. The cords seem a little uneven, so I need to figure out how to fix that. I would recommend taking several group classes first -- getting used to being on a reformer and developing the proper form. But once you become familiar with the exercises...and if you have room in your house for a reformer, then it's basically a no-brainer. It's a great investment (will pay for itself in a couple months) and also a joy to use. I actually look forward to my workouts now. It took about 2 hours to put together -- be sure all the screws line up before tightening anything. You will not be disappointed with this machine.
Had very good service regarding delivery of this Pilates machine.
Lorrie from Burlington, ON – Verified Buyer
I am 62 years old and have severe fibromialga. . This has truly been the best purchase of any of my workout machines. It works out every part of your body without putting any stress on your joints, etc. Had a a much less expensive version by Stamina and returned it to switch to this particular pro XP556. Very happy that I did, as it is so much better built. I would highly recommend this specific Stamina Aero Pilates Pro XP 556 for people who have fibromialga, as I and who need to stay fit.
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Lynne from Clearwater, KS – Verified Buyer
This is my first pilates machine, and I love it. Very sturdy, and the movement is very smooth. Great for the price!
1FlyGal from San Diego, CA
I purchased this equipment after owning a smaller version of the same Stamina equipment. This unit is bigger, heavier and requires two people to set it up and get it into place. I find this equipment to be substantial and it will be a long time before I get to the top level using all cords. I am rehabilitating a broken back and have had the endorsement of this product from my doctor. It stretches out all muscles and totally transforms core strength (making your abdomen strong and therefore improving the back). I highly recommend this unit for anyone who is looking to improve strength and overall fitness.
Zan from Texas
My Aero Pilates machine came and it was just as described. My husband was able to put it together by himself with no problems and in a fairly short amount of time. The machine is sturdy and easy to use. I am enjoying working out on it.
allison from Trenton, NJ – Verified Buyer
I am 5'6" and have used the Stotts reformer many times. This is a great investment and worth the money if you LOVE pilates!!
pro pilates from ohio
I've had the xp556 for a couple of weeks now and have used it almost every day. I had a lesser model and decided to get something a little more advanced. I think it's made very well and bought it when there was an extra $300 off, making it by far the best buy on the internet. Definitely would recommend the product and the site!
Convenience is a huge plus
Mo from Boulder County, CO – Verified Buyer
I appreciate not having to remove/add the rebounder! My one and only complaint is that the chords seem to be a little uneven, and I can't seem to figure out how to correct that...
rosiegirl from sf, ca – Verified Buyer
I purchased this machine because reformer pilates classes are absurdly overprice so I decided this would be a great option and would pay for its self in a few short months. I really love this machine. It is easy to use, effective in the results and a really good value for the money. One of the better choices on the market including the work out dvds and optional extra commitment.
Anonymous from California