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|The Mari Winsor Pilates for Pink Core Challenge|
Actor: Mari Winsor
Director: Rebecca Stetson
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
DRAMATICALLY TRANSFORM YOUR BODY withTHE MARI WINSOR PILATES FOR PINK CORE CHALLENGE. These four 10-minute segments will help you achieve the leaner, stronger body you want. The segments can be done — in any order, so you c... more »
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Katherine H. Danneberg | Berkeley Heights, NJ | 11/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love the 10 minute segments because some days that's all the time I want to spare. If I have more time, I have the advantage of doing additional segments. The ONLY thing I did not like about the DVD is that quite a few of the steps were already introduced in another DVD of Mari Winsor's that I have so it was repetetive and in some ways paying twice for it. If she's going to create another DVD it shouldn't repeat what she's already taped for another/previous product."
Great workout and money dontated to the Breast Cancer Reserc
Amy Hilliard | VA, United States | 04/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never done an exercise video with Mari Winsor, so wasn't sure what to expect, but I love Pilates. In the past I have worked out to all the 10 minute solution and Element Pilates DVDs. My grandfather died of throat cancer and my aunt is a recovering breast cancer survivor. Some proceeds from this video are donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so I thought I would give this DVD a try. I really enjoyed the Pilates for Pink DVD. I particularly like how you use opposing muscles from one set of moves to the other, so you are constantly switching between stretching and contracting different muscles groups. The only thing that was different for me is that Mari Winsor doesn't do the workout with you. Part of the time is spent with her talking about Pilates and/or pointing out or correcting the form of the other people in the DVD. So occasionally there is some down time between moves. That is the only thing I don't like about this DVD. There are beginner modifications for the exercise for all sections, but I think the workout is primarily for a beginner. Each section is ten minutes long. You just need a mat.
The video is easy to program. The four sections are Tone Arms and Shoulders, Sculpt Abs, Trim Hips, Thighs, and Butt, and Fast and Fun for Firmer Abs,. If you only want to do one section, you can click the title on the main menu or "Build your Perfect Workout and link the sections together. You can do any number of sections (1-4) in any order to create many individualized programs. You just click and highlight the section(s) you want to do.
Tone Arms and Shoulders
Shape, sculpt and strengthen your arms and shoulders to develop increased flexibility and amazing definition. Many of the moves also work the abs. For example, there are several plank moves.
In this section you will do stretches, twists, and smooth breathing to engage and strengthen the core and back muscles. Improving abs and back muscles can lead to better posture and trim, slim, flatter abs. Some example moves are the one hundred, roll ups, and leg stretches.
Trim Hips, Thighs, and Butt
By using your own body to provide resistance, this workout deeply conditions your lower body, shapes your butt and strengthens your core. You will see body-slimming results in your butt, hips and thighs. This section involves a lot of leg circles and kicks.
Fast and Fun for Firmer Abs
Blast away belly fat with this fun core workout that will help burn calories and leave you well on your way to firm, flatter, stronger abs! Some example moves are roll ups and teasers.
Nurse B | Bay Area, CA USA | 02/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD is a great way to work on perfecting your pilates technique! It is pretty intense, but very easy to follow."
Mediocre at best
Rosalinda Rosales | 06/03/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Each segment is very slow-paced and not very challenging. Even for an overweight, out-of-shape, beginner, I did all of the exercises without difficulty and never broke a sweat.
But since I bought the video, I added 2.5lb hand weights to the arms section and did extra reps while waiting for Mari to finish talking and start instructing. Otherwise, you get 5 minutes of pilates for every 10 minutes of video.
The 10 Minute Solution videos are by far a better choice."