Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Anti-Aging Method with Carol Argo |
Low Impact, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance, Pilates
Actor: Carol Argo
Director: Linda Shelton
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Bayview/widowmaker Release Date: 03/25/2008 Run time: 53 minutes
Only choose if you are REALLY just beginning
Laura Coleman | ROCHESTER, NY, US | 03/14/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am 59 years old and in pretty good shape. Recently, I have been working overseas and have not wanted to purchase a gym membership. Liking yoga, and dance, I decided to purchase this DVD to bring with me overseas, hoping it would give me a reasonable workout. I might as well have been reading, because that is about how much work this video takes. If you are older and just starting out, it probably is a great starting point, but other than that......"
If I could own only one workout video, this would be it!
cam90066 | 04/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite having read the reviews I questioned my purchase when I first skimmed the DVD and saw the 'dance' section. But surprised myself by doing the entire DVD first time through and enjoying the entire workout!
Being middle-aged, with too many years of being sedentary...and using a cane for an unsteady gait... this DVD provides a good challenge but isn't overly difficult. The standing balance work is already showing promise (moving in/out of the weight shifts helps). I'm hoping, at some point, to be able to do the spins. The mat work is thorough and well-paced. (Altho the 'Long and Strong' section could use better cueing, especially in positions when trying to view the DVD is difficult.)
I've dabbled in tai chi, Pilates and yoga for decades and this seems to be nearly the perfect combination for me. I appreciate that for us boomers, or others with similar issues...who may be moving slower, more tentatively and with reduced range of motion... this workout utilizes movements that force us to react more quickly, be less hesitant, feel more fluid and coordinated. The flow and change-up in the steps also prevents it from being routine (like my 'walking' DVDs). I do struggle a bit with trying to choreograph my moves to mirror those on the DVD instead of just improvising freely, and uninhibitedly, as Carol instructs.
Definitely recommend this fun...and amazingly effective.... DVD. I find it provides quick results along with a good sweat. After only a few days, I could feel my core had been worked, hips were loosening up. I might start out feeling sluggish but always end up invigorated and noticeably more limber, looking forward to doing it again. Add me to the list of others who'd like to see another DVD like this from Ms Argo.