Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeanJ Enjoy These Cords!
Now I have 2 of these resistance cords which are so very useful as I try to maintain my fitness prior to surgery on my spine. And, of course they are great to use in maintaining strength on a regular basis, something I will do post-operatively. Great product!
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oceandancer BIG Resistance in a small package
In the ongoing effort to increase my exercise instead of my waist, I require methods, equipment,DVDs etc that are: accessible, portable,affordable, fun, not boring,interesting AND provide a bonafide total body workout. The covered resistance cord and DVD meet all of these requirements and more!
February 26, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by dblP Buyer Beware
Good price, however, if you are sensitive to the smell of PVC (e.g. "shower curtain smell"), then know that these have that smell. To some people the smell may be faint enough to tolerate, but for me, I got a headache a few minutes after taking them out of the box and my hands were stained with the smell immediately (with very little handling). I spoke to a lovely-mannered customer service representative who confirmed my hunch that they do, in fact, contain PVC. The handles are a foam-covered PVC core and the foam looks and smells exactly like the kind of foam that contains phthalate chemicals that are known by the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.
I had assumed that Gaiam would never use such materials, simply as a MATTER OF COURSE. However, I was wrong. According to the Gaiam rep, unless the packaging states something like "LATEX FREE" or "PVC FREE," buyer, you had better beware.
Gotta go wash my hands! (wish I were kidding about that) This product is going back to Whole Foods ASAP.
September 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JSFMtl Love it but ...
I love my new cord, I would have preferred having the DVD online ... and be able to have it on my iPad (iTunes code) to carry when I travel ... This is an easy & light way for me to exercise on my business trip ... Plus the packaging would be even greener ...
February 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCLV Great resistance training for beginners
I purchased this kit in the light resistance level in order to compliment my daily aerobic workout. This level is perfect for me starting out as a beginner, but the accompanying dvd is a bit more challenging for me being as I have never done pilates or yoga. I use the cord to do a workout on my own without the dvd and I really like it. I look forward to moving up to the different levels.
March 9, 2010