Pilates is a type of physical exercise that has gained some recognition over the years, and now more so since it has become associated with Malibu – playground of the stars. Carroll Krieff, a longtime resident of Malibu, is the developer of the Malibu Pilates® Chair, a device she hopes will help everyone enjoy this type of exercise in their own home. The manufacturer states that the chair can begin to show results for users within the first 10 days if used diligently and properly. The chair is portable, relatively easy to use and can assist with total body and cardiovascular workouts. Users should be aware that the chair alone if used casually will yield no results, and the manufacturer suggests following a solid nutritional program along with daily use of their chair.
Malibu Pilates® offers an instructional DVD, a workout program, an eating guide and a wall chart along with purchase. The company also includes a 30 day money back guarantee. Buyers will be refunded within 8 weeks of the return of the chair.
How Does Malibu Pilates® compare to The Flex Belt?
|The Flex Belt®||Malibu Pilates®|
|How much does it cost?||$199.00 plus $12.95 S&H||$299.70 plus $14.95 trial fee plus $29.95 shipping & handling|
|Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?||YES. Multiple Clinical Trials. In a 6-week clinical trial: 100% of the participants reported that their abs felt more toned and firmed & 92.3% felt the firmness of their ab muscles increased.||NO. There are no published 3rd Party Clinical Studies.|
|Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Belt unique.||YES. The makers of The Flex Belt are the first and original to gain FDA Clearance for this type of product.||NO. This does not mean it is unsafe – the clearance was not required.|
|Do you need exercise while using it?||NO||YES|
|When can you use it?||While at home, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, exercising, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework, taking a walk... virtually anywhere and anytime.||While exercising.|
|Can you tone other parts of the body?||
YES, you can add additional toning units that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. These additional units are individually FDA Cleared to toning, strengthening, and firming these specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.
|Is it portable? How big is it?||YES, comes with free travel pouch and weighs less than one pound||NO – must be used in a gym or stored away when not in use like in a closet or under the bed. Weighs about 30 pounds.|
|Is it discreet?||YES, the belt is very fitted to the stomach and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side of the belt. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.||NO – must be used while exercising in a gym or at home.|
|Does it require hard work or motivation?||NO, you do not need to exercise during a Flex Belt toning session||YES, requires time to exercise and hard work for a good toning session.|
|Does it require batteries?||No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.||NO|
|What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?||For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.||30 Days|
|What is the "Product Warranty" period?||Two Years||Unknown|
|Do they ship internationally?||YES||Canada only|
|Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?||YES: (800) 222-7154||YES|
|Is there bonus material with your order?||YES! Your Flex Belt Order Comes with a Free One Year Subscription to either Fitness, Elle or Maxim Magazine (retail value is $50) and 30 Days Access to Our Patent Pending Online Meal Planning Technology (retail value is $50). These generous gifts are special limited time offers presented by our sponsors. A combined value of $100 in bonus materials!||Workout DVDs, exercise plan, wall chart and meal plan. Value unknown.|
|What is the delivery time for domestic orders?||Approximately 1 week||Unknown.|
We feel the strengths of both The Flex Belt & Malibu Pilates® are evident. Our mission is to help our customers achieve the attractive figure they want and we hope that The Flex Belt and/or Malibu Pilates® helps you tone, tighten and strengthen your body. This information was provided to help you make an informed decision. Good Luck with whatever product or program you choose.
--The Flex Belt Nutrition Team