One Legged Success
Changing my Life
As a recent leg amputee, I was searching for an exercise regimen to regain my strength and stamina while waiting for my prosthesis. Having decided on the Aero Pilates machine, I'm beginning to feel the rewards after just one week. It has been very difficult to find an exercise format that is not affected by my one-leggedness, but this one really fits the bill. I don't have to worry about losing my balance, or otherwise hurting myself. I love that a head-to-toe work out can be done with minimal positional change!
I've just got back to regular exercise on my machine again after having the plate and pins out of my ankle. With AeroPilates I can finally work out without pain in my leg the next day and I am slowly seeing definition in the tops of my arms for the first time in years! It is also helping in relation to Cholesterol. With Pilates exercises and diet I have been able to reduce my Cholesterol with out pills and lost 2lbs in a week.
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Zest for Life!
I just adore your newly polished website! Thank you for your time, dedication, education, inspiration and expertise! You are a wonderful role model with a beautiful spirit, and you set an inspiring example for all of us. I am truly grateful for all you offer to help me move on with my 'new' life and look forward to becoming a healthier individual, inside and out.
A Big Hug
I have to thank you so much for this machine and the DVD’s - you have, quite literally, changed my life. I am 50 years old, disabled and largely housebound; making it impossible to exercise easily. When I first started I weighed 244 lbs and had a 47” waist! Now, four months later, I weigh 178 lbs and have a 32” waist. I feel better than I have for twenty years or more and the improvements in my core strength are helping me to deal with the day to day issues of living with my disability. I find I have more energy and have even regained some of my zest for life!
Inspired, Energized and Relaxed
Five years ago, I was hit by a high speeding motorbike and got very badly hurt. The accident resulted in loads of soft issue and broken bones all over my body, from head to toe I am in constant, extreme pain. When you are in this state, you are so scared to do any physiotherapy or anything that might cause you more pain and suffering.
However! When I showed the exercise chart to my team of physiotherapist’s, they salivated over it. After incorporating Pilates exercises in to my regime I saw my physio and he nearly fell off his chair.
You can just zen out and focus on the exercises. It is, the most relaxing thing on the planet, and yet, you are giving your whole body a full workout. It is simply extraordinary. Honestly, the best physical investment anybody who needs physio will ever make.
Thanks for being there for me.
I purchased Marjolein's manifestation Cards and the heart locket with essential oil. The inspirational cards are a joy to read daily. I pick one out and read it throughout the day and it is a constant reminder of where I want to be in my life. The oil is, in my opinion, one of the best blended oils I have ever used. It smells incredible. It is so relaxing and soothing to smell.
Anyone looking to be inspired, energized, or relaxed will not be disappointed. Thank-you Marjolein for this. I can FEEL all the LOVE you put into this wonderful gift.
Pilates Gave Me Great Legs
I've been following your videos for over a year now and I feel like I am communicating with my best friend (even though I don't personally know you - somehow I feel like I do). Thank you for being my inspiration, you are truly my life saver.
Moving through back pain and staying fit and healthy
I am 77 years of age and had a hip replacement one year ago. After the surgery, I purchased the AeroPilates reformer because the doctor said it would be o.k. to try out. I started in with the leg exercises in order to strengthen the muscles in my legs. At this point I have legs most 30 year old women would envy and their strength is amazing. Before I started with Pilates I had to take medication several times a day for arthritis. Now I take absolutely no medication whatsoever. I have no pain at all and can walk with no difficulty. My hip replacement is working perfectly, principally because I have worked so hard on my legs.
Just Wanted To Say Thanks
I just recently bought the AeroPilates reformer and I love it, I also love your story and way of life. I have always been fit and healthy, including exercise in my daily life. Unfortunately, I have recently discovered that I have scoliosis, which was causing me severe back pain when exercising. I have had to give up zumba and aerobics as the high impact was causing me to much pain. I am over the moon to have discovered pilates and your website. It's early days yet but I am confident that pilates will take me well into the future and keep me fit and healthy.. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world. I look forward to starting..
Pilates Has Helped My Daughter
I have had my performer for about 4 years now and I just want to say that it has changed my life completely. I bought it originally as I liked the idea of exercising lying down and because you said that it can help to combat arthritis which runs in my family. My progress has been transformational. I am a thinner, stronger, calmer person for using this machine and as a result I'm a lot happier. I also have much more energy!!!!!
Thanks very much for bringing the Pilates equipment to the UK and please visit us again soon.
Regain Your Life with Pilates
I just wanted to let you guys know how much AeroPilates has helped my daughter. She is 4 years old and has cerebral palsy. She now walks by herself and she's extremely self-sufficient. I just thought you may want to know Pilates is great for cerebral palsy and the machine can be adapted to work for kids. Her orthopedic doctor told me she wished all her patients had access to Pilates for their tight, spastic muscles and muscle tone.
Pilates And Marjolein Are Amazing
I had bilateral hip replacement two years ago, and after seeing you, I knew that pilates would be the right way for me to build strength back. After only four months I was able to do my belly dancing again, I can wiggle those hips again and I find myself laughing with fun! I would just like to say that all things come when we need them and your being on QVC just gave me an answer! I love doing Aeropilates, it feels good to by body, but most of all it feels good to my spirit. You changed my life Marjolein!
I have suffered with back and neck pain for years . I was desperate for relief and decided to give AeroPilates a try. I began using it but didn't see total relief right away. I didn't know why I was still in pain so I decided to contact Marjolein for help. She was so kind to actually call me at home and talk with me for a good length of time. I was so touched by her caring generosity in being so openly helpful to me.
I practice Pilates every day and I can truly experience and enjoy the wonderful benefits of this machine as it has kept my posture in form and my muscles strong. I am now much more flexible and live in less pain. To this day I am so grateful to Marjolein for her ability to reach out and be so gracious in caring about my problem. She makes you feel like you've been friends for years, even if she's only communicating via email. I am so thankful every day for my Pilates machine and for knowing Marjolein and I will never forget her generosity.