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FIRST USE & INSTRUCTIONS
Before using the AeroPilates for the first time, and for best results, please ensure you read the Owner’s Manual enclosed with the product or alternatively you can download it here.
We've also included a handy un-boxing video within this page to walk you though set-up and first use.
I've lost my manual, where can I get another one?
You can download your manual here. All operating instructions on how to use your AeroPilates can be found in the manual.
How do I connect the power cord?
Release the platform and carefully tip your performer on its side. Thread the red power cord through the metal holes from the end of the platform onto the top of the platform. Pull tightly on the cord to allow you to tie a double knot and then release it into place.
How do I move and fold the machine?
To move your performer while its assembled and outstretched, simply lift the head of the machine and push or pull using the small wheels which are located at the foot end of the machine.
To fold, remove the tension cords from the slots in the front frame and slide the cushion assembly toward the rear frame. Turn the reformer on its side and move the front frame toward the rear frame so it folds in the middle. Secure by inserting the locking pin into the rear frame.
I have an ongoing back condition. What should I do?
A large number of people use AeroPilates® to improve their back problems with excellent results, as strengthening the core, changing muscle length, rebalancing and relaxing the body, and changing body posture can all have a contributory, positive effect. However, it is important to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program to correct back problems.
I am a senior citizen; can I use it?
Yes, with your doctor’s approval. Joseph H. Pilates used the Method into his 80s, and many elderly people in their 60s and 70s work out several days a week.
Can I lose weight using it?
In conjunction with an appropriate diet, AeroPilates® promotes a lean and graceful appearance with managed weight loss. If you use the Cardio Rebounder you will also be incorporating one of the most wonderful cardio workouts, you may ever have experienced.
Can I use if I’m pregnant?
It is the perfect regimen to prepare your body for pregnancy and to remain flexible and strong while you are carrying. If you are not already training prior to conception it is not recommended that you begin after you become pregnant. However, it is ideally suited for post-natal recovery regardless of prior experience.
How many hours a week do I need to use it?
The recommendation is 20 minutes per day, three times a week.
Please refer to your manual as models vary.
Remember to follow these essentials:
- Have your doctor review your training and diet programs
- Begin your training program slowly with realistic goals that have been set by you and your physician.
- Warm up before you exercise and cool down after you work out.
- Take your pulse periodically during your workout and strive to stay within a range of 60% (lower intensity) to 90% (higher intensity) of your maximum heart rate zone. Start at the lower intensity, and build up to higher intensity as you become more aerobically fit.
- If you feel dizzy or lightheaded you should slow down or stop exercising.
To determine if you are working out at the correct intensity, use a heart rate monitor. For effective aerobic exercise, your heart rate should be maintained at a level between 60% and 90% of your maximum heart rate. If just starting an exercise program, work out at the low end of your target heart rate zone. As your aerobic capacity improves, gradually increase the intensity of your workout by increasing your heart rate.
AeroPilates is covered by a 3 Year Product Warranty