Is The CoreBody Reformer Versatile Enough For A Beneficial Workout For All Women?
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Clearly branded for women – although there is no reason why men can’t try it too – the portable CoreBody Reformer is designed to combine three popular workouts through a single device: Dance, Yoga and Pilates.
Each set of movements is supposed to add a new benefit to the workout and increase the reformer’s versatility and this is enhanced further with the three built-in resistance levels.
To make the experience complete, the product even comes with a workout DVD, weight loss plan and workout poster. This sounds like a full package in a rather simplistic looking piece of equipment so what do users really think?
Is this CoreBody Core-focused Reformer as versatile as it claims to be and what advantages have been highlighted in user reviews?
There are two key benefits being mentioned in reviews for this CoreBody reformer: the user-friendly aspects of the set-up and portability and the ability to keep fit with a range of exercises. Starting with the former, there are many buyers that are impressed with how quickly they are able to get this simple piece of equipment set up and the ease of adjusting the resistance settings.
Some even say that they had it out of the box and in use within just 10 minutes. What makes this appealing design even better is that it is designed with storage and portability in mind. At just 42” long it has a small footprint, and doesn’t take up much room at home.
The fact that it only weighs 17 lbs and folds into a tube means that it can also be easily transported if the need arises and this is enhanced by the inclusion of the “Go-Anywhere fitness flip cards” that allow users to take 32 illustrations of exercises with them.
The second advantage is the way that the range of movements is helping people to stay fit at home in many ways.
Users report that it is great for toning muscles and working on core strength because of the balance of the product, with some saying they feel as though they are working on the right muscles and making a difference, and many are pleasantly surprised by its ability to provide a good cardio workout and help people lose weight.
It seems there are many possible health benefits when this CoreBody Reformer is used to its full potential; the problem is that for one reason or another, many buyers are not doing so.
Why are some users having problems with this CoreBody Reformer? What flaws are being seen in its design?
There is a sense from user reviews that buyers need to stick with this product for a little while and have some patience in order for the best results to be seen.
It can take a while to figure out how to work the motions into a routine and get used to the movements and it doesn’t help that the DVD throws you into the routines from the start with little in the way of a warm up.
There is the suggestion to practice and get used to the equipment before doing a full workout and even the designers say to “start slow while your body adjusts” adding that it is best to build upon your progress as you get “stronger, slimmer, and toned all over”.
Other issues to be aware of are that some find it can be uncomfortable to sit on when doing some of the core exercises, that it requires a lot of balance to be able to do some of the exercises, and that the leg straps are too small for larger users – with some saying that it barely goes over their ankles.
Summary: when considering these flaws, who is this CoreBody Yoga, Pilates and Dance Reformer best recommended to?
At seems that the results and worth of this reformer depends upon what you are willing to put into using it. There are users that are working with it occasionally during the week and see basic benefits, others utilising the range of movements on offer on a regular basis and getting fitter for it and those that are experimenting with the full potential of the resistance system for a customised workout of their own.
There is also the impression that this CoreBody Pilates reformer is designed for users on a certain level of fitness already – mostly based on the problems people have been having with their balance, the comfort and the strap issue.
So it is perhaps not recommendable for true beginners. However, it could provide a nice change of pace for intermediate users wanting an alternative way of working out with a variety of styles and simplicity in the motions and set up.