Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Elaine Petrone Method - Stop the Clock DVD Ball|
Actor: Elaine Petrone
Genres: Sports, Exercise & Fitness
To look and feel years younger, stop working so hard! Relax and get on the ball with Elaine Petrones revolutionary method of deep muscle relaxation. Many of the ill effects of aging result from the bodys tendency to become... more »
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Don't believe the description. You will be disappointed!
Gadget Girl | 05/25/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is apparently much like the last one Ms. Petrone put out, so I encourage you to read those reviews since there are not many on this product yet. I bought the Miracle Ball book last year and while I found that the method does seem to give results, I never could bring myself to do it enough to make a difference. I thought, if only there was a DVD where Elaine goes through each of the movements illustrated in the book and repeats them as the books says, then I could do them with her and would use the DVD quite often. Because the description lists all the problems her method can alleviate, you would think this is what the DVD would provide.
But no, Elaine talks about how she developed her method, and uses two people to show how she works with patients I guess. Since I don't live anywhere near her, this is not very useful to me. She spends a lot of time on the breathing, which is great for the first time, but after that is pretty pointless. She goes through several repetitions of 'elbow on the ball', does one 'ball on the neck' and one 'ball under the back' and that's it. That's all you get. There isn't even a book included listing all the other positions, so if you don't own the book already, the DVD is pretty much useless. I suppose it was a little helpful to do the one exercise and see how she focuses on breathing, but the book is pretty good about telling you that as well. All in all, I have another rubber ball for my $19.99 and will probably never watch this DVD again. If I could I would return it as the product is NOT what I expected considering the description, and really is not useful for anyone who actually wants to use this method since it doesn't really show it to you. Basically, it is a rip-off and I'm doubtful I will buy anything else by Elaine Petrone now, whether her method is excellent or not. If you are fastidious and can make yourself do the exercises, I would recommend getting the book and the two little balls, which Amazon carries for under $13."
C. Wachob | 08/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was led to believe that buying both The Elaine Petrone Method and Stop the Clock was what most people do. It is totally unnecessary to buy both. Both DVDs are basically the same, and even have the same people in them. Besides that, there should be some sort of routine included that you can do without having to go back and listen to these loonnnng, booorrrriiinnngggg, DVDs. Her method may work, but frankly, I'm too bored to go back and try again. I wish I had used that $40 to buy books instead."
Waste of money at any price
Agolie | Alabama, USA | 01/22/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Looking at this product I thought it would offer great and different relaxation techniques,...wrong. Throughout almost the entire dvd Petrone talked and talked and talked. She talked about the "method" (while sitting still in a chair looking at a camera), she talked to actors about the "method" (who were all sitting still in chairs as if waiting for tea), and she talked about her injury. By the time Petrone finally got around to showing the "method" I wanted to throw this kit away. The healing techniques only lasted about 10 min., each lasting 3-5 min. on their own while Petrone talked and walked around the relaxing actors with the camera following her for the most part.
Don't waste your money just get a yoga dvd/kit or something. And if you want something that doesn't require you bending over backwards and hitting the back of your head on your heels... try the Just My Size Yoga dvd."
Worth the work
Shannon Wood | Layton, Utah USA | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have had 4 back surgeries and 12 different physical therapists. I agree that if you are not diligent you will not get the benefits intended from this. I can say that even not diligent it has helped me with acute pain. The dvd is not produced well but the information is worth sifting through. You determine what you want from the program from what you put in. There is no easy cure. It requires 1 hour a day to really improve. However there is much less sweat than a work out program for the same amount of time. Even not putting in the hours I have found temporary relief using it."