Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Total Mix Combination Yoga Pilates Workout|
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
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Keeps it fun!
E. Haynes | Austin, TX United States | 06/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really love Pilates, but my Ana Caban video was getting a little stale and I was getting tired of fast-forwarding through all the intro and how-to stuff to get to the real exercises.This DVD is great fun--you can select from 1 to 3 workouts in any combination of Yoga and Pilates. I love the fact that you can choose your own intensity: relax and stretch, or really challenge your body, depending on how much energy you have that day and what you want from your workout at the time. If you've only got 10 minutes, you can get in a good workout, and if you've got 30, even better. I enjoy that flexibility; it really helps me fit in a workout no matter how busy my day might be.The biggest challenge for me is keeping my workouts interesting, getting enough variety to keep doing it day after day, week after week (While Pilates is the quickest "quick fix" I've found, you still have to keep at it to see results). This DVD allows me to mix and match and do something new every day. It definitely helps keep me on track. The only small nitpick I have is that the Pilates segments don't seem to have enough introductory material to make this DVD good for absolute Pilates beginners. Pilates is pretty intense on certain body parts, and without knowing the right way to breathe, position your body, and move your muscles, I imagine you can really hurt yourself. I'd definitely recommend Ana Caban's Beginning Matwork to give a foundation of proper form and focus for Pilates, and then go on to this DVD to keep your workout varied and interesting enough to become a habit."
Quick Fix fan
merlekins | Mesa, AZ United States | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am already a huge fan of the Quick Fix series, having had great results with the buns, abs, arms, and total body versions. The 10-minute workout format is very flexible; you can do one session for a quick fix, or go longer for more benefits.
I was definitely not disappointed in this combo! The Pilates instructor is very informative and keeps it simple, and the exercises kick! but you never feel too stressed out. I have done 3 of the sessions in a row (total of 30 minutes), and the time flies by. Refreshing!
I haven't done all of the Yoga sessions, but they seem quite rigorous: relaxing, yes, but toning, definitely.
Huge fan of this series; would recommend in a heart-beat! So glad I found it; really fits a busy lifestyle."
I like the blender & countdown timer
merlekins | 02/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am new to Pilates, but I have some yoga experience. I really like this DVD because, even though I cannot do all the positions very well, they give pretty good instruction. The only thing I don't like is that they do not have many angled shots of all the positions so that you are sure you are doing them correctly. Overall, it is a very convenient exersize DVD. I like the "Blender" because I can quickly choose which workouts I want to do. And I like the countdown timer because if the positions get difficult, I just have to look up, see it, and think "I only have 2 minutes left, I can do this!""
ABSOLUTELY ENJOY IT!!!
Tammy M. Feltner | York, PA USA | 11/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a long-time (10 years plus) gym member and aerobics class participant, so I'm very skeptical when it comes to at-home workout tapes/dvds. I bought this DVD after a taste of a Yoga/Pilates class at my gym to see what else is out there, something I could fit into my busy schedule when I'm not able to make it to aerobics classes. I ABSOLUTELY ENJOY IT! I like the flexibility and variety of being able to choose a mix from 8 different 10-minute routines with a few clicks of the DVD remote. It has the option to mix-and-match or to select just the Yoga routines or just the Pilates routines. If my schedule allows only for a quick workout, it's easy to select just one 10-minute routine if I choose. The instructors aren't cheesie; they are precise with describing and illustrating each movement, providing alternatives for each move to allow people at different fitness levels and body types to follow along. The instructors are encouraging without being ridiculous and insincere. The workouts are challenging. Simply terrific! I would definitely buy Total Mix: Yoga and Pilates PART TWO if it is ever released."