Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
This is the bonus workout from "AM PM Pilates Mat Workouts"
me_me | 11/06/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Energy Boost Pilates" is the bonus 15-minute workout from "AM PM Pilates Mat Work" with Jillian Hessel and Ana Caban.
Ana's alone outside by a pond with lots of plants and trees surrounding her. She cues in voiceover and she starts out with standing stretches. Then she has you jog, do jumping jacks and front-to-back lunges to "boost energy" with these short cardio moves. Then you roll down onto the mat for the hundreds, roll ups, leg stretches, the tree, shoulder bridge, the mermaid, etc.
There isn't much instructions for those new to pilates and Ana assumes familiarity with the poses. There's no demonstrations or suggestions for modifications, either.
Really a Boost!
L. A. Anderson | Minnesota | 07/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes I get a little bored while I'm doing Pilates DVDs, they tend to get really long. What is great about this one is that the exersize part only lasts for ten minutes. You really get a workout, though! It's perfect because you can fit it in really easily to your day. I love Pilates and this just makes it better! Ana Caban is a great instructor, too. She speaks really clearly and it's very calmly done. Great DVD all around."
Nice short Pilates workout providing a little boost of energ
Beth Cholette | Upstate NY USA | 03/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Energy Boost Pilates is kind of different in that it begins in a standing position with a few aerobic-type moves such as jogs, knee lifts, jumping jacks, and jumping lunges. This segment is very quick--no more than 1-2 minutes--and is designed to warm you up, but you could easily skip it if needed. Instructor Ana Caban then proceeds to the floor for some traditional Pilates matwork moves. Using voiceover instruction, she leads you quickly through reclined exercises such as the hundred, the roll-up, and part of the stomach series. Moving to a seated position, Ana then performs an additional series of moves, some of which I had never seen before (and I've done A LOT of Pilates videos). Then it's a quick stretch and you're done, for a total of about 11 minutes. This video struck me as sort-of a shorter, more fast-moving version of Ana's PM Pilates workout; it's a nice alternative for getting in a full-body Pilates workout in a limited amount of time."
My Favorite Quick Workout
C. M. Leafblad | 04/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been using this video for four years now. I absolutely love it! It is hard to find an excuse not to exercise when it only takes 15 minutes! I was not familiar with pilates at all when I started. . . I had no problem catching on or following!"