Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kathy Smith - Ultimate Pilates |
Abs / Lower Body
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Unlike other workouts that just tone muscle, Pilates is a unique physical discipline that actually changes the way you use your body. On these discs, Kathy willl show you how to use Pilates exercises to develop a lean, st... more »
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Pilates Workouts For Abs and Lower Body
C. Bennett | New England | 12/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set is a combination of the Pilates for Abs and Pilates for Lower Body workouts. The two workouts are packaged together in this set. Kathy Smith's Pilates for Abs workout is a challenging workout for the abdominals. This DVD is great for both beginning and more advanced work outs.
The Pilates philosophy is all about perfect repetitions every time, so you're not going to be doing sit-ups for the entire workout. The movements are isometric and difficult if you maintain correct postures. This workout focuses on the shoulders, ribs, abs, and engaging your hamstrings. Kathy has Leah working out with her, and Leah demonstrates more advanced versions of the movements when you are ready to move up to that level. This feature will keep you using this DVD over time. While the workout only runs 20 minutes, I find it a great complement to an existing routine of cardio and light weights. I combine this workout with a 30-minute cardio segment for a well-rounded day. The Pilates for Lower Body workout runs a little longer. It has a 6-minute warmup and a 25 minute workout. It is just as challenging as the Pilates for Abs workout. This is a great combination of workouts! A must-have for Pilates enthusiasts!"
C. Bennett | 03/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a little leary of buying Kathy Smith's pilates due to the fact that most of her videos contain a lot of aerobics, jumping and bouncing. I was pleasantly surprised though with her knowledge of pilates. I feel that the combination of these two DVDs will help you to re-shape your body. If done properly, you will absolutely feel your muscles working."