I do cardio at least 3 times a week - most of the time the same day as Pilates. I warm up with cardio and then do the Pilates on the Reformer.
I have one of those cheapo Reformers (gosh, I love the "real ones") but at least I have one - and I love it. Mine has 4 cords. Essentially - I usually do the entire exercise routine that came with the reformer (on the poster). I haven't done anything else.
I did purchase a video - it is supposed to be one of the best - but I hate to have to sit down to watch it all before I can start doing things. I know I need to - and that's why I haven't done anything else different - but haven't had the time. So, I stick with the routine I have.
I just finished reading through 2 strength training books. I used to go to the gym to workout - but can't make it anymore. So, I've been trying to find ways to do the same type of exercises I used to do at the gym (on weight machines) but with free weights. I am thinking of making up a poster of the different body parts worked out - and listing the exercises in the 2 books. This way - when I want to work out a certain part of the body - I don't have to flip through the book to find exercises. Anyway, that's my idea for now.
As for cardio - I switch it up. I have a treadmill (don't love it as much), I love jump rope, trampoline, spin bike and step aerobics (among other things). So - I try to change it up a bit. Just wondering if there is something else I need to do to change my workout on the Reformer.
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