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|Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies|
Actor: Tracey Thompson
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
This unintimidating program takes you through Pilates standing and floor workout techniques in easy-to-understand language. Not only will you burn calories by using this routine in your weight- loss program, but you may e... more »
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I bought this just to see what Pilates is like....
Sara Wright | Winston Salem, NC | 03/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been interested in trying Pilates for a while, and I had wanted to try the Winsor Pilates, but didn't want to spend the $40 bucks unless I was sure I was going to stick with it and like it. So, Pilates Weight-loss for Dummies was at Target for 6.99 so I snatched it up, to give it a try. I was really pleasantly surpised!! In fact, I love it!! I was able to fairly easily follow along with the instructor, and she does everything slow enough that you can follow along well, also she explains each exercise very well, so you know what's coming next!! My abs were pretty sore the next day after only one workout. And pain is good when your trying to get your muscles in shape!! I found the whole work-out challenging, but strangely relaxing at the same time, and very calming!! I love the instructor's calm demeanor and positive style. It's a great stress reducer!! I think I'm going to be hooked on Pilates. Oh, and I did go ahead and buy the Winsor Pilates a few days later, as well, and will probably use all the dvds/videos interchangeably. Winsor Pilates is strictly floor/mat work, but the Pilates for Dummies also has standing Pilates, which I really enjoyed!! Thanks for reading and give this video/dvd a try, you'll be glad you did. Your posture will improve, your stomach be toned, and you'll just plain feel better as a human being!!! :D"
Great program for beginners
C&Smom | Rochester, NY | 01/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was hesitant about buying this only because the exercise videos and DVD's I've purchased or borrowed in the past seem to require one to be super-coordinated (which I am not). But I've been really interested in trying out Pilates for awhile now, so I decided to give this a try. I am so glad that I did! It's a basic, easy-to-learn and easy-to-follow program. The instructor is terrific and she keeps a nice even, flowing, pace. This is the most "relaxing" exercise regimen I have ever done, but having said that, I always feel like I've had a great workout when I'm done. Eventually, I can see this becoming a little bit slow as one progresses in skill and strength, but since this is meant for beginners, that makes perfect sense. This DVD has definitely made me a Pilates fan!"
Excellent for beginners
Alycia Carnley | Charleston AFB, SC | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really good DVD to pick up if you are wanting to start getting in shape. Tammy really helps you to tone your thighs to mid and upper body with in the first day without the excercise equipment. I also noticed it helps with relieving stress aswell and is easy to understand with helpful tips. I would definetly recommend this to anyone."
Worth the money!
Creed | Palm Springs, CA | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies is an excellent DVD. It is divided into a standing Pilates routine which is about 20 mintues in length and a matwork routine which is about 15 minutes. The focus is on your legs and your abs and back.
While the program may be a little easy for those in very good shape, I was sweating like a monkey in the jungle after my first attempt at it. I also felt my legs the next day.
It moves at a quick pace and the only equipment you might need is a chair. I have lower back problems and I was able to do most of the exercises whereas other Pilates routines are often too tough for me.
I'd recommend this one and I'd also recommend the original Pilates for Dummies with Michelle Dozois which is also excellent.