Win A Portable Pilates Studio from Empower Fitness!

portable pilatesWhether you’re a pilates newbie or a pro, having access to equipment so you can practice at home is a great thing! Enter today to Win a Portable Pilates Studio from Empower Fitness!

Reformer-style movements without the heavy equipment and major investment? Check. We’ve got 8 of these pilates kits for our Appetite for Health readers (a $25 value)! Entry details below.

How many times have you wished you could do a decent pilates workout in your own living room, or you missed your weekly class because you were traveling or couldn’t get to the gym? The Empower Fitness folks sent us one of their Pilates Studio kits to try…we like.

This sturdy equipment allows you to perform reformer-style Pilates moves, but is lightweight, portable, and easy to assemble and take apart for storage. We really liked that the Portable Pilates Studio comes with a 35-minute, quality DVD featuring well-known fitness pro Gin Miller (the gal who started Step Aerobics, remember? I’ve always liked her because she’s no-nonsense but doesn’t scream at me). The DVD is very helpful for showing proper form and giving pace and breathing reminders, and it comes with a bonus upper body strength workout that you can do with the same equipment.

Empower pilates kit

And listen up, friends: Empower Fitness is actively looking for product testers—sign up online if you’d like to do that (so fun to test stuff!). Empower Fitness products are designed by women for women (which isn’t to say that men couldn’t also use and benefit from them of course)—go girl power!

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Want to try and Win a Portable Pilates Studio from AFH and Empower Fitness? Here’s what to do:

First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please  “Like” Empower Fitness on Facebook,  too. Then, tell us in the comment section below this post (not on Facebook) why you need a new Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio in your home! Enter by Tuesday, Jan 15th at midnight.

Remember, extra credit is always given to those who share an article from AFH on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Reddit.  If you do that, be sure to tell us how you shared our content (a link is nice)!  All AFH Terms and Conditions Apply.



  1. Christine says:

    I’d love this to get back into shape at home. Haven’t been out there that much this Winter, yoga has been my work out of choice, I could really use this for spot work and strengthening! TY!!

  2. This portable studio would be great for me to take back to school; I could exercise in the middle of my dorm room.

  3. Christine says:
  4. Christine says:

    Liked Empower Fitness on FB!

  5. Leah Ryan says:

    I need the equipment to motivate me to workout! Im type 2 diabetic and need this weight off!!

  6. jennifer woosley says:

    I need it in my home because we just bought a new home that has a basement and I have made a resolution to lose 25lbs. What a great win to start my new home off with the perfect workout gear in my new workout area in my new house. I could really have it all! I shared via facebook, twitter as @jenesparza, linkein and google. I signed up the e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also I “Like” Empower Fitness on Facebook.

  7. My daughter was just telling me about this. Great idea plus another way to fit exercise into my day especially when it is so cold outside and not likely that I will go out for a walk, jog or bike ride

  8. MD Kennedy says:

    I need a new Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio in my home to keep me from spending all my time in front of the TV on the couch! I Like both of your on FB, am a newsletter subscriber and tweeted at

  9. I need this portable pilates studio so I will be motivated to exercise more consistently since I do not belong to a gym.

  10. This would be amazing to help me strength my core, which I really need badly as my posture and back truly needs to be improved. It would be awesome to have the tools to help me get motivated and strong right at home!

  11. I would like to win this because pilates is not something that I have much experience with, but I would like to get better at!

  12. do not belong to a gym not along of space and would love some low impact high toning

  13. Joan Gales says:

    This would be a great motivator to try a new workout. Trying new equipment and different workouts keeps excerising more fun. The more fun it is the more I am able to keep with my goals.

  14. I’ve been able to lose 50 lbs in the last year and a half but need to lose a few more and even more, need toning. Unemployed so I can’t afford to take classes. This might be something I can do at home and not hate.

  15. Naomi Osborn says:

    I love pilates, but it’s difficult to make it out to classes at the moment (new baby). Would love to continue at home! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. pennie c. says:

    sure could use this.

  17. I have always wanted to try pilates, but haven’t been able to! This looks wonderful and I would be so proud to win this!!

  18. Pamela B. says:

    My cousin is a pilates instructor (in another state) and keeps telling me how much I’d love this type of workout, but I’m not sure where to start! This looks like the perfect starting place, portable enough for me to take with me when I travel for work. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!!

  19. cindy jones says:

    I am 52 and have to admit i have become slack at exercise since the kids have grown up but now we are adopting a 2yr and a 5yr old and i need more energy to keep up with them they had a bad start to life and i would like to be around a long time to make sure the rest of it is happy fun and knowing they are well loved
    i also posted to pinterest and shared on facebook
    thanks this would be a great prize

  20. i live in a tiny apartment and this would be perfect for me to be able to get the exercise i need!

  21. Julie Sullivan says:

    I live in a room literally , with no space at all… My New Years Resolution was to start working out but I have very little to work with…I really need all the help I can get with equipment since there’s no space and I can’t afford a gym at the moment…

  22. i’ve always wanted to do pilates at home

  23. Kaydee Lynn says:

    I suffer from Scoliosis, so anything that can help strengthen my core and my back muscles is great! I did studio Pilates when I lived in Argentina because it was much cheaper there than it is here in the U.S., and my back felt a lot stronger and I had less back pain. With this device, I could get the benefits of studio Pilates without the hefty pricetag.

    I am a Facebook follower of AFH and Empower Fitness. I also am subscribed to your newsletter. I shared this article with my mom, Sally Dombrowski, on Facebook. My Facebook name is Kaydee Lynn.

  24. Lisa Mcdonald says:

    I am 50 plus years old and this would be great stretching exercises for me would love to win.

  25. Since I mostly work out at home, I like to keep my workouts varied to keep me motivated. This would be a great addition.

  26. Julie Sullivan says:

    I shared on reddit, Facebook , Pinterest , StumbleUpon,Digg, G+ , and Twitter, Win A Portable Pilates Studio from Empower Fitness!:…

  27. Also shared on FB & Twitter.

  28. Lauren C. stamm says:

    I just turned 30, nuff said! Liked both sites.

  29. I would love to have this, I think this will help my 56 year old body get back into shape…

  30. lori lodice says:

    great to do while watching tv

  31. I need a portable pilates studio in my home because I am really self conscious and can’t bring myself yet to do it at the gym. So this would allow me to experiment with different exercises at home! I also pinned this on Pinterest (username geekrevolution)

  32. I also pinned this on Pinterest (username geekrevolution)

  33. Dorothy Troller says:

    Using this Pliates studio would put the word fun in excerise.

  34. Being able to workout at home would be a great convenience.

  35. I’d like to win this because I’m always looking for ways to work out indoors during the long Minnesota winter.

  36. I’d love to win this as it would help me to strengthen my core.

  37. With work and young kids, it would be great to have the Pilates Studio at home. Then I wouldn’t have to depend on the schedule at the gym, I could exercise on my own schedule.

  38. I need the portable pilates studio to help me reach my New years goal of losing weight!

  39. Liked the pages and would love this. I have Lupus and fibro, working out is difficult for me and I think this would be great.

  40. I am a fitness instructor on break because I’m about to have a baby (3 weeks), so this would be perfect to help me get back in shape post natal!

  41. I am a personal trainer and work with many medically fragile and elderly clients. Often the “Normal” exercises for abs just aren’t appropriate and I believe some of these pilates moves would be perfect to use with this client group.

  42. This seems like a great product to use to cross train and help me diversify my wellness program!

  43. Stephanie S says:

    I am a college student and lack any exercise equipment. This set would definitely help get me off the couch studying and more active.

  44. I am 61 years old. Due to a herniated disc, my exercise routine has been severely curtailed, and I have gained almost 75 pounds. My back problem and a hysterectomy have left me with virtually no core strength. I am now able to exercise, and Pilates is one of the recommended systems, but I am living on a small fixed income and food stamps. Eating fresh, healthy food in NYC is expensive and there is simply no money for gym fees. This device would be an enormous help in my efforts to lose weight and regain my fitness.

  45. I would love to have this Pilates Home Gym with DVD so I could learn proper form. You just don’t get any benefits from your exercises if you are not doing them properly. I am trying to do as many fitness related activities at home because a gym membership is just too spendy and if I do things at home I can get the whole family involved. I already liked both pages, shared this on my Facebook, Twitter #roknbop, and Pinterest under “a healthy me”. Thanks Empower and AFH!

  46. A Portable Pilates Studio would help me stay in shape at home.

  47. Need to get back in shape! Am a newlywed and have gained the ‘happy’ weight and I want it gone, but working and winter haven’t helped motivate me. This would be awesome to add to our home!

  48. Not even sure I could do this but would love to try!

  49. tessa bain says:

    LOVE THIS! So great for sqeezing in a home workout!! LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Maria Edie says:

    I would love to give pilates a try.

  51. Melody Jacoby says:

    I am a beginner to Pilates but I LOVE IT AND WANT TO INCORPORATE IT INTO MY LIFE. I love to exercise- And have always – but in the privacy of my home. At 53 and starting over I want to return to the stronger fitter person I was before some unfortunate things happened in my life.I’m feeling better from Pilates already.

  52. Maryelizabeth C says:

    I am on my way to a healthy life style and the portable Pilates will help me be and stay fit. I will be able to do this at home.

  53. I need a portable Pilates because my pilates class changed from 2x a week to 1x a week.

  54. Dorothy Lenhart says:

    I have taken Pilates classes before & they were great. Now I can’t get out as much and am on a much tighter budget, so the portable Pilates would change my life for the better. I am recovering from a pulmonary embolism and a DVT, so exercise is very important for me right now. Thanks!

  55. I would really like to try a portable pilates set to help me get and stay fit.

  56. Kathy Wilson says:

    This would be so useful for me! Needing to lose weight, but back problems limit my exercise abilities.

  57. working hard at eating healthier this would really help me tone up too.
    Shared on FB and Twitter

  58. Melissa K says:

    This would be perfect for days when there isn’t time to get to the gym.

  59. joanna hacker says:

    too be honest im lazy n need a push in the right direction to get exercising

  60. I go to Pilates class at our gym. This would be awesome to have for the days there are no classes or for when I can’t make it to class!

    I shared the “Healthy Kitchen Gadgets” article on Twitter:

  61. I need a new Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio in my home because I can’t afford to go to a gym and must workout at home! This looks so portable too! And easy to store! :)

  62. I work for a wellness program for an employer group. This would be a great incentive to get one of our employees to start exercising!

  63. Christine says:

    so far this year I have felt too ill to do much but this could be a big incentive

  64. Jennifer S. says:

    I’ve started pilates several months ago using videos, but do not have the proper equipmet yet to do some of the excericises. This kit would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

  65. I need one because it would be nice not to have to leave the house to work out since I am a stay at home mom of twin boys!!

    I shared on Facebook (Airess C.) and Twitter (@chaenocole17)

  66. I need this because I have very weak hips. Strength training is really important to me, and I travel a lot. This would be a great way to get my hip exercises in, along with exercise for my whole body, at home or on the go.

  67. I shared your article about 8 filling foods here:

  68. I pinned one of your Best Diet and Fitness Quotes, too:

  69. Diane Sax says:

    Would love to win.

  70. I have about 20 lbs I need to lose and this would be a great work out routine for me. I’ve heard a lot about pilates and I like that even someone like me who has arthritis in her back can still do the exercises. It would also help strengthen my back so I would have less pain. I like both appetite For Health and Empower Fitness on facebook.
    Shared 5 foods to keep when you diet via fb and twitter as @kzarr

  71. I am training for a half marathon and need some cross training products. I’m a busy working mom of three and need to get creative with fitness gear at home versus going to a gym.

  72. I exercise 5 times a week, mainly with Jillian Michaels and Tae Bo videos. I need to add variety for I am plateauing. Pilates is just what I need for the core area!

  73. The Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio will motivate me to do more than just walk.

  74. I would love the portable pilates studio because I’ve never done pilates before and have been wanting to try it out. This will give me a definite reason to.

  75. I need a new Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio in my home because alot of my current exercises I do involve pilates and I do not have the proper equipment to do them with yet. I have to come up with ideas and be creative and winning this studio would make it much easier.

  76. Tammy HALLMON says:

    I “need” this because I’ve found my new obsession–Pilates! Just started & want more!

  77. I’ve been wanting something like this that I can use right in my own living room and this would be perfect.It wouldn’t take up a lot of space and just seems to be the perfect workout tool for me.I would love to win one! I Like both pages on Facebook and I’m signed up for the newsletter.Fingers crossed :)

  78. Saundra Bowers says:

    I need a new Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio in my home to give me use of excersize props that will make a difference in my routines. Here`s to a healthy 2013!

  79. I really want one of these to help me stay limber and flexible during these next few cold winter months.

  80. Pilates is an easy way to stay trim by performing the moves in my own home. It would be easier than going to a gym.

  81. I like Empower Fitness on Facebook.

  82. I like AFH on Facebook.

  83. I subscribe to AFH e-newsletter.

  84. I tweeted about this giveaway; handle = @poohro :

  85. Lynne Kurzweil says:

    I am a registered dietitian with a private nutrition counseling practice in Northern NJ. I would love to try out the Empower Fitness Portable Pilates Studio so I can recommend it to my patients.

  86. This seems like a low impact way to lose weight that won’t be hard on my bad knees.

  87. Would like to win this looks like a easier way to workout. I have always heard about how good pilates is, but haven’t tried it.

  88. Cynthia Hric says:

    I don’t have anything like this and would love to give it a try!

  89. Good Monday Morning everybody! Here are the winners of the Empower Portable Pilates Studio:

    Tanya B., Meme@Living Well Kitchen, Liane, Ellen, Pamela B., Cindy J., Kaydee L, mantantisi.
    Congrats to our winners! Look for an email direct from me today with instructions on how to claim your prize. Please respond to me within 48 hours (and check your spam folder in case my message ends up in there–boo!)

    If you didn’t win today, be sure to enter our new giveaway just posted today!

  90. I could really use this at home. I do not have a car and work 10 or more hours a day. This would allow me to use my spare time to get back into shape. I sit at a desk most of the time. I have had a hip injury so aerobic exercise is hard for me. Crossing my fingers that I am the lucky one! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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