Rated 4 out of 5 by 29
Rated 4 out of 5 Great features, needs better replacement options
I bought this product about a year ago, and liked it so much, I bought a second one for my daughter. The workouts are surprisingly excellent for both of us, in spite of the fact that I'm middle-aged with back issues and she's a high-school athlete. We both had problems with the on-line back pain workout, which left both of us hurting for a couple of days.
I think the DVD workouts could be improved a bit. The instructor doesn't always talk you through each move; she sometimes leaves you hanging while she talks about hip flexors or balance, and, since you can't watch her while your leaning over or on your back, you have no idea that she's gone on to do several reps. But I'm being picky.
It's inspirational (in an annoying kind of way) that she talks through these incredibly difficult moves while I'm collapsing every other minute and gasping for breath...and it's MUCH more enjoyable than doing a class at the Y with the instructor screaming at everyone all the time, with loud annoying music with a loud throbbing headache-inducing beat.
Where I think Gaiam could really do things better: I'd like to see a less expensive replacement option for the peanut ball.
My peanut ball developed a leak after a few months, but I can't order a replacement one, I can only order the whole set, including pump and DVD, and I already HAVE 2 pumps and 2 DVDs. That's kind of annoying. It's also not environmentally sound, to have to order and throw out extra pumps and DVDs, not to mention the extra packaging.
In the meantime, my daughter and I can no longer do the workouts together. :(
August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebWA Excellent product and easy to transport
I have been dealing with back issues for a long time, but I remain very active. My PT person gave me some wonderful exercises with a band, but variety is sometimes needed. My exercise leader suggested the Restore Core and Back Kit, and I love it. It came with a pump, the peanut ball, and the disc. The exercises have become part of my daily routine, and I can take it anywhere. With my band and small peanut ball, I am set and have no excuses.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elliemae I couldn't find a peanut this small anywhere else.
The small peanut that I purchased was perfect for me. I do different types of exercises that my P.T. recommended, and I am very small in stature - this works well for me!
July 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teresa82 I like this!
This is my second one, I took my first one on vacation and somehow lost it. Finally got my new one!
On the new box it says I can download a bonus back pain relief workout. I can't find it.
July 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by thronedsaturn Inflate
I was so exited when I purchased this but have had so many problems getting it inflated.For the past two days no luck.
March 1, 2015