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10 reviews | 4.7 out of 5
I use this dvd five days a week, for the full 47 minutes, and can already see the results! I love it; it's so much fun. It really goes in depth and teaches you how to breathe and how to do the exercises correctly. I highly recommend this dvd.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO PILATES,THIS IS A GOOD START.IT IS HARD AT FIRST BUT SURELY A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL FEEL GOOD AFTER THE ROUTINE.YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT IN A MODERATE WAY.STEPS ARE WELL EXPLAINED AND A VERY GOOD STEPPING STONES TO A MORE DIFFICULT PILATES.
Its been helpful not only for a workout, but it has decreased some back pain.
My doctor recommended I start pilates to strengthen my core due to sciatica and a herniated disc in my back. This instructor is obviously very good at this, but goes really slow to show the form and also the explanation of the exercise is done in the background so it makes it easy to understand. This workout is pretty intense for a beginner but I guess it should be. Definitely going to work up a good sweat and be sore the next day. So far I really like it, although some of the moves are very advanced for me, but in time and practice I will build more flexibility and core strength. Definitely recommend. The total workout time is about 47 mins.
This dvd is a good length at 51 minutes and you can go to the menu and choose what you want to do: cardio section, prep and mat (floor) exercises, or the full program. I chose to do the cardio section first which is the shorter of the two programs (it was around 15-20 minutes). It was not easy, but the instructor is very good. She doesn't move too fast. The explanations are really nice with great examples as to how the movements should look and feel (i.e like you're in cement, balancing a teacup on your knee, patting yourself on the back for a job well done, etc#. Being completely out of shape, I still got through the whole cardio round with a lot of sweating, nausea, and breaks involved.
I tried the mat work #thinking it would be easier), but it was just too much after the first round. You'll do things similar to bicycle work, leg lifts, and more. It's the longer workout being about 25-30 minutes.
After day one, I am sore and yet my abs feel tight. If you keep up with this video you will surely get results in a good amount of time.
I really enjoyed this workout. I am an in between beginner and intermediate exerciser and thought this workout was challenging but the moves were not too complicated to follow. I liked that the one lady did the exercise and there was a lady talking you thru the moves off camera. I have a variety of dvds and this is a nice addition.
This was my 1st time trying pilates and I've never done yoga. I am not a flexible person and have problems with chronic joint pain. The DVD was great, I did work up a sweat and burned close to 400 calories without the impact of other workouts. I admit that I could not do each move in its fullness, but I did try. There were some moves that exacerbated my joint pain, due to the stretching, and I was sore afterwards. I am confident that the more I do this workout, the bettter my body will feel. I do feel it was a good workout. The DVD is very easy to follow.
I first borrowed this DVD from my sister. I am new at Pilates and I found this workout to be challenging. I continued to do the workout. because I like the challenge. I like this DVD so much, that I gave my sister's back to her and bought it for myself. I have really seen improvement in my abilities to do Pilates. I try to get this workout in as many days that I can.