Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pilates for Pink Workout|
Actor: Mari Winsor
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
The MARIWINSOR Pilates for Pink Workout — The Mari Winsor Pilates for Pink workoutoffers a unique blend of Mari s Pilates and resistance band moves in an easy-to-follow core workout. The workout strengthens your muscles eve... more »
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L. Miller | CA | 10/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Pilates for Pink workout has sections for upper body, lower body, and abs. There are separate workout options available on the DVD menu, or you can do them all together for a 50 minute workout. There is a pink exercise band included with the workout.
Overall, I'm glad I bought it. The exercises combine traditional pilates matwork (hundreds, single leg stretch etc) with exercises that take advantage of the band and are meant to simulate reformer or other machine exercises. I didn't feel over tired afterward, but i did feel like I got good toning in. And even though it's 50 minutes or so and not terribly fast-paced, I didn't feel bored. The arm exercises were fun, but I won't know how effective they are until I've done the workout more. Overall, it's a good recommendation if you are just starting out, or if you have another pilates DVD or two and want some variety, but if you have other stuff from Winsor, I don't know how repetitive this one would be. It reminded me of the 10 minute solution slim and sculpt pilates, which also uses the band. So if you like one, you'll like the other.
They give $1 to Breast Cancer for each purchase, so this would make a thoughtful purchase or gift anyway. If some of the money didn't go to cancer, I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay full price for it."
Denise | Colorado | 04/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pilates for Pink is a great way to stretch before you do your more vigorous exercises. I really appreciate the simplicity of this video because Mari removed some of the more advanced exercises and it's a fast 50 minutes and very straight forward!:) Also, very enjoyable.
It's been a few years since I've done Pilates and I thought that this tape would be a great way to get back into Pilates and build up from there. I normally do heavy cardio with light weights and needed something that would give me a REALLY good stretch. It just reminded me of how flexible and in shape I used to be when I was doing Pilates regularly. I just worked up a light sweat after doing this video and I feel great!:)Very good lower body workout, especially the CLAM. The tighter you grip the band, the more burn you will feel in the upper body workout.
When you are doing the Ab work is when the band seems to slip off the most. The trick is to put the band at the ball of your feet and grip the rest of the band a little tighter than you normally would. I don't think there is any other option. :)
This is a great buy because of the stretching and the ability to get in some light toning. In my opinion, WELL worth the money and the time. I'm looking forward to purchasing more of Mari's videos. This was my fisrt purchase thru Amazon and I am very pleased. The price for the video and shipping was less than the actual $14.99 that Pilates for Pink is going for.
If you're a fan of Mari, this one might be too easy for you.
D. Manetz | San Fransisco, CA | 10/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the band does add some additional resistance, a lot of the more challenging poses have been removed. I don't feel like I'm working out quite as hard. I've just started using it, so I'm anxious to see if I get different results."
A light toning workout with band included!
Colleen M. Schneider | San Lorenzo, CA USA | 01/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoy Mari Windor's style and cuing of the moves. I own her Basic 3 DVD set and find myself working Pilates into my workouts regularly. There is nothing that will make a stomach flatter than some of the Pilates moves. If you own a pilates dvd already you are probably familiar with many of these moves already. The fun challenge is in getting in a little extra resistance for extra toning by using the pink resistance band that is included in the dvd.
It took me a little while to get the placement of the band for some of the moves so it wouldn't slip off, but I enjoyed having a light toning workout that gave me a little extra resistance.
The moves are basic and Mari's style is not too chatty, she gives you the move, you do some concentrated reps and you are on to the next move. If you are working into the muscle correctly you don't need a million reps to get excellent results.
This is NOT a sweaty workout-if you are looking for heart pumping action, this is not your kind of workout, but for me, as a daily exerciser this would be a workout that I would go to on one of my light workout days or as extra toning after I've been walking.
Best of all, besides that nice flat tummy you'll get from frequent use? $1.00 from each sale goes to Breast Cancer Research.