Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Keeping Fit in Your 50s - Flexibility|
Actors: Cindy Joseph, Robyn Stuhr
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Muscles tighten in your 50s, inhibiting the full range of motion and making a regular flexibility program more important than ever to improve posture, prevent injury and relieve stress. This fact-filled flexibility guide a... more »
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A Model & A Jock Doing Yoga . . . .
Sally Atman | Redondo Beach, CA United States | 01/06/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"These are not your average fiftysomethings. One is a model with an obvious facelift, the other is a cyclist who keeps opening her eyes very wide as if she's having shock treatments. Both are in phenomenal shape, and both talk as if they're speaking to retarded children. (I'm fifty-five, I am not stupid!)
The video begins with a lot of "tips." Things most people know at fifteen and probably have taught by fifty. For example, we get a nice shot of what a calf is. (Body part, not farm animal.) We're told that if a stretch is too difficult, we should back off. Duh. (Again, I'm aging, not stupid.)
The stretching is basic Iyengar Yoga. That would be fine if (1) it were very simple Yoga for those of us with arthritis and other problems and, (2) if detailed information about how to do each posture properly was given. It isn't.
Just as the viewer has decided to be spoken down to and has gotten into the stretching (Yoga), the two women on the tape decide to give us a taste of Pilates, and then what they actually call Yoga, which is what we've been doing for an hour already. ???
Although the stretching and other work is all right, the women thankfully aren't twelve and bubbly, and the music is only repetitive enough to peel the enamel off one's teeth, I'm not happy with this video. I do a lot better with Rita Moreno's "Now You Can!" and the Living Arts Yoga series.
I'm so very disappointed!
JAR | 02/07/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is absolutely the most annoying exercise video I have ever viewed.
Too much talk! I just couldn't get pass the chatter. The narrator is condescending lecturing as if talking to 5 or 6 year old children. The constant babble is a turn off when one is trying to exercise. I kept watching, and hoping but by the time I reached segment 6 I was fed up! I hit mute! Without the chatter the video might be somewhat useful -- don't know.
Chattr aside -- keeping fit in your 50s is a very very basic intro to body-sculpting. If you have never exercised it might be for you. If you want a good work-out video this video is not for you."
Perfect after a fatigue-filled menopause
K. K. Tamenne | Pittsburgh PA | 09/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since I am on the other side of a fatigue-filled menopause, I am now in horrible physical condition and find this DVD perfect for someone in my condition. Every single muscle in my body aches. I have tried all sorts of different yoga DVDs and find them too difficult (at this time) for me. I think it's a good place for me to start.
I also have to say that I don't find them talking to me like I am stupid. I think they are talking to those who have not had much experience with yoga, pilates, and exercise in general, and, last buy not least, the elderly.
The worst thing I can say about this is that that in order to miss all the talk, I have to FF to the right spot. I miss the old VHS tapes, where you could turn it off and start right at the place you want. If there is a way to do this with a DVD, I would love to know.
Buy it, Use it, You'll Love It!!
Douglas W. Fielder | Oceanside, CA United States | 09/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had checked this out at the library and it was great so I bought it and use it consistently. If you are feeling tight and inflexible, this video will get you back on the track to feeling better. Easy exercises, nicely paced...."