Supreme Pilates Pro Review: Is It Worth It?
Invented by Ellen Crofts, Supreme Pilates Pro is an exercise “station” with a patented design that is claimed to fuse Pilates, barre, and yoga to help you sculpt leaner abs, tighter buns, hips, and thighs in the privacy of your own home, all while boosting your metabolism and burning calories. Because Supreme Pilates Pro is claimed to combine studio equipment with mat work and to use “Free Flow” resistance technology, the manufacturer claims it’s like having a private Pilates instructor and studio in your own home that can help you achieve a longer, leaner, lighter body in minutes per day.
Although Supreme Pilates Pro is claimed to give you the ability to perform hundreds of Pilates, barre, and yoga exercises, the station folds flat for easy storage and can be set up and used in a matter of seconds. Supreme Pilates Pro will arrive at your home completely assembled, and is claimed to work for anyone, regardless of body type, age, or fitness level.
You want to live a happy and healthy life for as long as possible, and you’re intrigued about whether the Supreme Pilates Pro can help you accomplish this. So can it? Perhaps, but consider the following before placing your order:
What Are Pilates and Are They Right for You?
Similar to yoga, Pilates simply involves a series of controlled movements that can work nearly every muscle group in your body (not all at once, of course). Unlike yoga though, which takes on a much more meditative approach, Pilates is intended to be a physical workout that builds strength, improves flexibility, boosts endurance, and helps develop muscle control.
However, although Supreme Pilates Pro is claimed to be effective for anyone, keep in mind that the exercises used with the system will put a strain on various parts of your body. As such, if you have a medical condition that prevents your full range of motion, you’ll want to talk with your physician beforehand. This is because Pilates can be an effective method of working through and improving some types of pain (e.g. muscle strains) but not so for others (especially certain types of chronic back pain).
Can Pilates Help You Lose Weight?
Although any type of resistance training can boost your metabolism and help you lose at least some weight, by and large, Pilates is not considered an effective method of shedding pounds. In fact, according to some studies, Pilates is an effective method of strengthening your core, improving flexibility, bringing your body into balance, and more, but should not be considered a go-to method for those looking to lose weight.
Are There Similar Options to Supreme Pilates Pro Available from Other Manufacturers?
Ellen Crofts’s design for the Supreme Pilates Pro is patented, and is fairly unique in that it combines mat work and studio equipment into one compact device (in many Pilates studios, mat work and equipment work are distinct). As such, while there is certainly a variety of Pilates equipment available in a wide range of prices, there doesn’t appear to be anything similar to Supreme Pilates Pro.
A Look at Supreme Pilates Pro Reviews
Although Ellen Crofts’s original Pilates machine was introduced several years ago (it appears to have been pulled from the market in early 2011), there aren’t many online customer reviews available for the device, even under its new Supreme Pilates Pro name.
However, we did locate several reviews through Amazon.com and HSN.com, where Supreme Pilates Pro appears to have a positive reputation, with common compliments referencing that it’s fun to use, easy to assemble, provides a great workout in the comfort of your home, and is great quality. In fact, every review listed on Amazon at the time of our research was 5-stars, although it’s interesting to note that they were all written within 7 days of one another in early to mid October, which is about the same time the company began marketing the device. On top of this, many of these reviews were the only ones listed for each of the individual accounts.
However, some common customer complaints related to Supreme Pilates Pro included defective DVDs that did not work (HSN only), and that although the device is compact and easily stored, it requires a fair amount of space when in use and may not be ideal for small apartments.
With this said, Supreme Pilates Pro’s manufacturer—Beverly Hills Fitness LLC based out of Lakeway, TX, was founded in 2012 by Michael Casey and David Brodess, 2 businessmen with a great deal of experience within the direct-response and “As Seen on TV” industries. The company holds an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 0 closed complaints as of 12/2/14.
Supreme Pilates Pro Pricing and Refund Policy
Supreme Pilate Pro is available via a 30-day trial for $1 plus $34.50 S&H. After 30 days have passed, you’ll then be billed 8 monthly installments of $62.30 each, bringing your total to $533.90.
For this price, you’ll receive the following:
- Supreme Pilates Pro Folding Unit with Ballet Barre Toning Power
- 2 Sets of Free Flow Resistance Springs
- Super Smooth Swing-Through Bar
- 2 Foot/Hand Hold Straps
- Attachable Sculpting Bar
- 2 Lumbar Support Pads
- 1 Introductory DVD with 8 Basic Moves
- 4 All-New Workout DVDs (Abs, Buns, Thighs, Barre, & Speed Sculpt)
- Special Gift: Ballet Barre Positioning Ball
Supreme Pilates Pro comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges and (possible) restocking fees, as well as a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The Supreme Pilates Pro website also indicates there is a “Gold” version of the warranty available that provides free return shipping and covers normal wear and tear, although there was no option for this when we attempted to check out.
In order to cancel your trial, request a refund, or process a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-817-7831 or 800-348-7063 to obtain an RMA number.
In addition to directly through the manufacturer, Supreme Pilates Pro is also available through Amazon.com and HSN.com.
Can Supreme Pilates Pro Give You a Longer, Leaner, Healthier Body?
If you’ve enjoyed several Pilates classes locally and are committed to increasing your core strength and bringing your body into balance, Supreme Pilates Pro could possibly be a wise investment. On the other hand, if this is your first foray into Pilates or if you’re primarily looking to lose weight, Supreme Pilates Pro’s high price might be less worthwhile.
After all, if you give it a shot but find that it’s really not your thing, you could lose upwards of $100 in S&H charges.
5 out 6 people found this review helpful
Love the system
I have been using the Supreme Pilates Pro for about eight months. I have definitely toned all my muscles. I ordered it from HSN and had started an eating plan and a cardio exercise plan and felt that I needed toning as well. I received five workout videos with it and my favorites are the total body workout and the speed sculpting workout. I have consistently used it at least three times a week since I started. Love the results I've gotten from using it! I would highly recommend the Supreme Pilates Pro.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend