Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|MTV Fitness Four Pack |
Pilates Mix/Pilates/Yoga/Power Yoga
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Includes MTV Pilates Mix, MTV Pilates, MTV Yoga, MTV Power Yoga
Pretty darn good
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a surprisingly good three-pack, I must say. I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered it -- it is released by MTV, after all -- but I've done all three workouts and I really like each one, especially when released together. The Power Yoga might not be a good purchase on its own because it's really Part II of the regular Yoga tape (as in, you learn the basics in Yoga and then can catch onto the Power Yoga much easier than if you did the latter first), but the other two stand on their own as well.Yoga is a good beginner's yoga tape simply because it walks you through the poses slowly before picking up the pace. It also includes a breakdown of the harder poses at the end of the workout. There also are modifications for more advanced yogis, so this should be a good tape for intermediates, too. The only thing that bugged me about this tape was 1) Lori (the supposed host, though Kristen McGee really leads the workout) is a little flaky, and 2) Kristen forgets to do one stretch on both sides. That always annoys me. I only caught it once, though, and it's easy to do on your own without even pausing the tape.Power Yoga doesn't have much of a warmup, and it's a much faster-paced routine than the regular Yoga tape. It's for people who really want an energetic, almost aerobic form of yoga. I actually liked it, but I made the mistake of doing it before the regular Yoga, so it was harder for me to keep up with than it would have otherwise been.Pilates was a good one, too. I have Winsor Pilates, and I have to say, I really liked MTV's better. It was more peaceful to watch, it flowed better and Kristen did a great job of explaining things. Plus, just like with the yoga tapes, there are backup exercisers to follow for beginning, intermediate and advanced. This tape really aims to work the core muscles; it doesn't pretend to be the all-around body workout that Winsor does, and, frankly, I think that's a good thing. Pilates is awesome for your core, and a great supplement for your upper and lower. But I wouldn't say you'd be in tip top muscular shape if you just did Pilates and that's it. Pilates was designed for dancers and athletes who already were getting cardiovascular workouts and body workouts. Using Pilates as your only form of exercise isn't quite enough, except, of course, when we're talking about the abs.The overall breakdown is this: Power Yoga is 45 minutes with great music; Yoga is about 40 minutes with great music; Pilates is 35 minutes with pretty good music. Power Yoga also includes a 10-minute Pilates ab workout. I've been sore after each workout, which is an accomplishment since I weight train regularly. I'm switching to these other routines because of back problems, and I think I made the right choice. This is a well-rounded, fun package."
SG | Washington, DC | 06/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this! After reading positive reviews of MTV Pilates and MTV Yoga, I decided to purchase the entire set. Kristen McGee is a great instructor, who's not overbearingly annoying or excessive in her instructions; yet she guides you with breathing and posture throughout each video.
MTV Yoga is great for beginners and intermediate practitioners of yoga; the workout is stimulating and invigorating. I would not recommend doing MTV Power Yoga until you have mastered MTV Yoga completely; Kristen uses many of the poses in MTV Yoga and goes beyond; it really gets your heart pumping and you sweating! A great cardio workout!
MTV Pilates is also great for those beginning pilates. I would consider myself at the intermediate level and I definitely found it challenging. MTV Pilates Mix is more difficult, with two thirty minute workouts. I use the 10 minute bonus routine if I don't have a lot of time.
Overall, this set is great. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to get in shape, lose weight, have fun, and learn pilates and yoga, no matter at what level you begin! Both MTV Power Yoga and Pilates Mix offer the opportunity to expand upon what you learned in MTV Yoga and Pilates and get a great cardio workout."
The Perfect Journey Workout
K. Farkas | Arlington, VA USA | 11/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Every serious exerciser should strive to achieve that which cannot be fully executed the first time (or first few times) a workout is tried. MTV's Power Yoga and Pilates Mix are very in touch with this concept in that they are difficult enough for even the most advanced of users, but include beginner and intermediate poses and options for those striving to become advanced. Exercisers at all levels will be challenged without being discouraged, and results are fast. The journey towards fully executing each pose with full power is an exciting experience.
Mcgee is an excellent instructor whos verbal cues are detailed enough to perform on without even watching the screen (for a newbie maybe after the first one or two times through watching you could go without). Yet, unlike some other DVDs I have tried, Mcgee is not overbearing or annoyingly repetitive with her instructions."
MTV's Pilates Work Out....
Angel Graves | 07/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this set of video's after a friend said they are an amazing work-out, "way better than the Windsor Pilates videos." While, I don't agree with that statement wholly, I do believe these video's are great. My only criticism is that they put a lot of pressure on the wrists, which often is difficult for me; other than that I think they are great--have tons of variety so the 45 minutes flies by!"