I love exercise equipment… (doesn’t mean I’m always good and exercise like I should, haha, but I like them). In a stange way, exercise equipment sort of makes me feel giddy, like a little girl on Christmas. So when I was given the opportunity to test out Empower Pilates Studio I was delighted.
Before I get into details about the exercise equipment itself, I wanted to tell you a little about Empower Fitness – they aim to empower women! I love that! Their equipment is also travel friendly, so no excuses to not get in your exercise no matter where you’re going. Here is a little blurb about them:
“Empower ISN’T about quick fixes or false promises. Empower IS about real-life solutions that incorporate fitness, workout routines, nutrition, and wellness expertise for women just like you, living full lives, who want to be the best they can be.
Designed exclusively for women by women, Empower offers fitness products; world-renowned trainers; nutritional expertise; and online communities to help you reach your goals.
Empower is here to inspire and motivate you to be active, healthy, and strong. It’s your moment of truth, now MAKE YOUR MOVE to Empower.”
The Pilates Studio mimics the reformer pilates machines you’d find at the gym – way less expensive,obviously, and a lot more portable! There is a bar (that’s softly padded on the outside) with bungee-cord cables attached as well as hand/foot loops at the end. The bar also has a button so it can fold in half to be all the more travel friendly. The system comes with a DVD called Long & Lean, and there are 3 different workouts on it, all under 20 minutes in length. I haven’t done all the workouts yet, but the first one I tried worked muscles for sure. Besides using this for doing pilates, you can also use it for more standard exercises like squats/rows/biceps curls..just adds a different element and resistence.
Another plus? It’s only $24.99, which I would consider a good deal for what you get. The best price right now is actually on Amazon.com
So if you have a pilates lover (or exercise equipment junkie) in your life, this would make an excellent Christmas gift.
Also, be sure to sign up to be a product tester for other exclusives!