Tone up for summer with our Pilates TSV


Marjoleine Brugman Hi there,

I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. It's been glorious here and for the first time this year bare arms and legs are appearing – mine included! As a former dancer, I've always been very concious about staying toned, so I was delighted when I discovered Pilates through QVC.

I remember the first ever show I did with Marjoleine Brugman, and honestly I wasn't totally convinced that Pilates was for me, but because she's in such fantastic shape I persevered and within three weeks I was hooked! I've never been a fan of doing hundreds of sit-ups or repetitions to create bulky muscles, so Pilates is perfect as it's based on improving your core strength.

Although it's hailed as a 'modern' exercise routine, it was actually developed in 1928 by Joseph Pilates for the rehabilitation of injured dancers and athletes. The Today's Special Value we have coming up on Sunday is an adaptation of the original 'reformer' created by Joseph Pilates.

Our latest Pilates Aero machine will help to keep you strong and supple, plus it has the brilliant addition of the larger cardio board – a kind of mini trampoline which you rebound against while lying down, keeping your core muscles constantly engaged throughout the exercise. It's also a fab cardio workout for your heart and lungs. The moving platform on this new model is also slightly wider, so it'll be really comfy to use.

If you play tennis, badminton, golf or any other one-sided sport, or if you want to tone up for a special occasion, holiday or just to look better in your summer clothes, then join me for the launch at midnight and into the wee small hours of Sunday 26th April!

Have to go now – my Pilates machine is calling!

Julia. xx.


  1. Marie Cairns May 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I have a Pilates Performer from a few years ago and would love to have a Cardio Board to add to my exercise routine. I heard Dale say you could purchase a Cardio Board separately on QVC for around £60-70. I telephoned your operators but they could not find anything on their system. Do you know if this still available? I have also e-mail Marjolein at Lighter Living but so far have had no reply. Here’s hoping you can help.

  2. julia roberts May 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Hello Marie
    I am hoping by now that you will have heard back from Marjolein. I checked with our buyers and at the moment we do not have stock and I was told that it won’t be back. I emailed Marjolein for you and she said that some of the older machines are not built to withstand ‘ a lot ‘ of jumping so they are not doing them seperately at the moment. Sorry I could not be of more help
    Julia x

  3. joyce May 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    hello Julia, hope you are enjoying the brilliant weather, i just got a glimpse of your recent show featuring your mother and sister,its a really great idea to feature relations, is there a place where we can see recordings of previous shows , as i had to run,just as the show had started.
    love the show

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