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!