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|Jennifer Kries' Pilates Method 3 Dimensional Toning|
Actor: Jennifer Kries
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Jennifer Kries has achieved international acclaim as an alternative fitness spokesperson and was presented with Fitness Magazine's most prestigious award: 1999's Best Mind-Body Video. This is the perfect workout for beginn... more »
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Creative Sexy Workout
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Our bodies move in every conceivable plane of motion, in varying ranges of expression. Most traditional exercise formats are comprised of linear one-dimensional or at best two-dimensional movements and are geared towards enhancing or changing appearance, rather than improving the body's efficiency or level of functionality. With this three-dimensional fusion of Pilates, Yoga and Dance, you will feel better, stronger, more flexible." ~Jennifer Kries
You might be pleasantly surprised by Jennifer Kries' sassy red top and short hairstyle. Her personality shines in this beautiful workout filled with sapphire yoga mats, marble style floor and open-air temple in Athens feel. The workout is an invigorating dance and yoga experience that will test your creativity, balance and coordination.
Workout 1 - Pilates Based workout that will give you a lean, straight, limber new figure. This is a standing/dance style workout that I would call intermediate to advanced because this workout builds on the knowledge you have gained from previous Jennifer Kries exercise videos. This workout involves a lot of leg work, balancing, bending over, stretching hands to the ceiling, dance positions, stretching legs, lunges, side stretches and some very creative new moves/poses I had never tried before.
If you enjoy ballet workouts, this one will be very interesting to you. I found the balancing exercises to be a wonderful challenge and when I did them without falling over, I was so proud of myself. In this workout, there are four other instructors/workout partners. Table is still the ultimate challenge for me. I'll be working on that pose for years.
Workout 2 - Core Conditioning for buns, abs, sculpted legs and thighs. You don't need high impact aerobics to see wonderful results. Jennifer Kries has one of the most beautiful bodies in the world and when you do her exercises, your body starts to improve at a rapid pace. In this section, Jennifer works out on a purple mat, same outfit. I love the individual instruction, all the helpful tips and the pace of the second workout.
This is almost a reward for working out in "Workout 1." You are flat on your back to start and then you will start to recognize yoga and Pilates based exercises. She starts with breathing exercises, roll-ups and leg stretches. Leg circles will be familiar to you if you have been doing Pilates workouts.
I love the rolling like a ball and stomach exercises. Jennifer takes you through all the basic poses and concentrates on precision. I like the way you can actually hear Jennifer breathing in various exercises, it reminds you to breathe! She ends with a teaser and a deep breath and then magically disappears. I'd like to see a nice relaxation/stretching section added to her workouts.
Jennifer Kries is definitely the Pilates goddess of the workout video/DVD world. Not only does she create challenging workouts, she gives precise instruction and teaches you to respect your body in a new way. I love her new workouts and I see fast results in all-over body toning. In fact, your skin will be softer and radiant and your entire body starts to become smooth and sculpted. Of course, I still have a way to go!
This is truly an exciting new workout from Jennifer Kries. I always look forward to trying all her new workouts. Also look for: Perfect Mix and Precision Pilates. These three workouts can be used together to add variety to your workout routine and will help to get you into shape fast.
~The Rebecca Review"
Have owned for years. One of my favorites!
Elizabeth Armenta | Dallas, TX | 08/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned this DVD for years and it continues to be one of my favorites. I only do the first workout, however. I never do the pilates mat, which is the 2nd workout. So this review is only for the first workout.
If you are a dancer or former dancer (as I am), you will enjoy this DVD. The workout is 30 minutes long, with 10 minutes each of flowing movement/stretching, ballet work, and yoga. No matter how fit I have become over the last few years, doing this video continues to make me break into a sweat and fatigue my muscles. But it also stretches me and and makes me feel refreshed.
The pace is quick, she gives enough instruction for you to understand what to do but not so much that she stops and explains things. This, to me, is a huge plus after you've been doing it for a while. So give it a shot, it's a great 30 minute workout.
The mat workout...if you like pilates, you will like that. I prefer yoga and do not much like pilates, so it's not for me."
M. T. Bowers | Northern Illinois | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have over 100 exercise tapes & DVDs, and this one is in my top 10. I never get tired of it. To me, it breaks down into 3 sections. First is a refreshing dancer's warm-up, then ballet barre work (without the barre), then a classic yoga section with sun salutations and warrior poses. There is deep stretching throughout. This workout will tone you, relax you, and make you more flexible."
Jennifer Kries - The best of the best
David Roberts | Idaho | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having a beautiful body is obviously very important to Jennifer Kries. However, more importantly in my opinion, is that Jennifer is a respecter of persons. In many ways she teaches to respect the body. Her main focus is to improve ones health of body and spirit; improve posture and promote flexibility. She has a very uplifting tone which encourages and inspires. Her moves are very challenging but they are very much achievable even for beginner. I have tried many different kinds of workout videos. Palates is superior to all other methods of workout. In addition no one teaches Palates better than Jennifer Kries.
One more thing any one who feels intimidated by Jennifers' flexibility or her beautiful body might enjoy Sweating to the oldies with Richard Simmons because he is not sexy in the least bit."