How do they do Pilates in Malibu?
Recently, pilates have become all the rage among (mainly) women across the country. This is not surprising as it is a legitimate exercise program which also helps relieve stress and increase focus. Though the inventor, Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), probably didn’t see the need for fancy contraptions, there still might be some sense in a product that facilitates the practice of the exercises in some way. This product is endorsed by Pilates instructor-to-the-stars Carroll Krieff and soap opera star Susan Lucci.
What does the package offer?
As this seemed like a fairly reputable source (Honestly, who can argue with Susan Lucci?), I was surprised to find a pretty basic product, including the following:
- Specialized Pilates chair with metal alloy construction
- 4 Pilates DVDs
- Health and Diet Manual
The truth is, simple is often the best way to go, so I can’t fault the company for that. The real question here however is value and effectiveness:
Malibu Pilates Value
Sadly, sticking to the tradition of its namesake, this product is over-priced and, to be honest, a little sketchy in the pricing policy (not that Malibu is sketchy). They offer this all as a $15.00, 30-day trial, which sounds very reasonable until you realize that they charge $30 for shipping and unless you can get it all back to them in 30 days (assuming you’re not satisfied) you’ll be charged 6 payments of $50.
That means if you want to buy this package for keeps, it will cost you a grand total of $345. This is outrageous. If you invested half that money in some DVDs and a few live Pilates classes, you could for sure get the same results in the same time.
Malibu Pilates Conclusion
Though I’m a fan of how both Susan Lucci and Carroll Krieff have kept their figures over the years, I am not a fan of the figures on this product and do not recommend it. Krieff should throw in a private lesson if she wants to believe this package is worth the cost… but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
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