Everyone I knew who did Pilates was in great shape so I was intrigued. When I called to schedule a Pilates training, I about passed out from the cost of a session. I did not have that kind of money but I was not giving up because I saw real results in people I personally know rather than some stranger in an infomercial where images can be edited. I was so excited when I came across the Portable Pilates Studio because this was the first time I encountered a “Home Pilates” with no bulky equipment involved. I am over 40 years old and have tried all kinds of exercise equipment and this is the only one that I have stuck with. It can easily fit in your daily routine for quick results. It helps you straighten out your center core and it is simple to use and effective. Their customer service is great and always willing to help and motivate you. Aikiki is all about safety and I like the redesign. They stand by their product. I have been using their product for approximately 8 years. Aikiki was ahead of their time, they have known resistant training is effective but you only now see their competitors admitting to it. I purchased the Portable Pilates studio w/DVD shortly after a co-worker who was in great shape decided to quit his job and open up a Pilate’s studio.
Time will tell how well they hold up in the chlorinated water. I try to rinse after every swim and don't hang them outside to dry nor use a dryer. Like the material and fit.
It is also very stylish and with the times. Really keeps you warm and has nifty great features like the adjustable cuffs (to keep out the cold) and the fleece lining. Loved the jacket. If you layer accordingly, you are really very warm and toasty. Fit perfectly and it is great value for money.
You can surely bring a whole of stuff with you and the best thing is the detachable waist pack that allows you to bring just the things you really need on the go. This item to me is great. It is very handy with all the extra storage it comes with.
Padding is excellent. First bicycle shorts in 20 years, and I picked the right ones. Can't recommend highly enough.