NO TIME TO EXERCISE? We have the solution for you ? the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we?ve developed 5 dynamic Pilates workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts w... more »ere designed by internationallyrecognized Pilates Instructor Lara Hudson using a technique called Power Precision Sequencing that is specifically designed to give you rapid results. These compact, ultra-efficient workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts, or mix and match to hit your own unique problem areas ? or do all of them together for one total-body 50-minute Pilates workout! SUPER TONED BUNS & THIGHS Tone, firm and sculpt your lower body while lifting your buns ? this 10 Minute segment will give you the results you?ve been looking for! ARM & SHOULDER SHAPER Get toned, sexy, sleek arms and shoulders with this Pilates-inspired program that incorporates light hand weights for dramatic, rapid results. WAIST SLIMMER Flatten your belly and slim your waist with this super- targeted segment that focuses on toning your entire core. TOTAL BODY BLAST This total-body conditioning segment is a real calorie burner ? AND it?s unique, fluid and fun! SLIM & SLEEK STRETCH Increase your flexibility, improve your posture and get those famous long, lean body lines that Pilates is known for with the Slim & Sleek Stretch.« less
Michelle M. from ARAGON, GA Reviewed on 11/4/2010...
Another great 10 Minute Solution workout. Clear instruction and I felt like I worked after the short exercise segments.
Wendy H. from INDIANAPOLIS, IN Reviewed on 6/22/2010...
I love all the 10 minute solution pilates DVDs. You can do as much or as little as you like and they're peaceful and relaxing while giving you a workout at the same time. Great to wake up to.
Dawn J. from STERLING HTS, MI Reviewed on 2/9/2010...
I have several of the 10 Minute Solution DVD's and I love them. This one is really great. You can feel the burn in just one 10 minute workout.
Chrissy N. from DELTONA, FL Reviewed on 1/24/2010...
I love this dvd. Really targets essential areas in 10 short minutes.
Nice Variety - Good Boredom Buster
Kelly A. Daly | New Jersey | 08/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I knew I'd like this - I have Lara's 2 other videos and I like her style. She cues well and has a nice, calm demeanor. Rapid Results is different from her other pilates video. In this there are pilates classics with a twist. In the arms section you'll do saw with weights in both hands. I really felt that all over. The bun/thighs section has floor exercises: frog, bridge and side lying leg lifts with lots of leg variations. The abs section was very effective. Again, leg variations make you really feel it in your lower abs. The total body section was tough and I also felt like the stretch was a workout! If you like variety over endless reps you'll love this workout. It's not the same old pilates moves. Lara doesn't show many modifications; but I don't think this was meant for beginners. It's a fluid workout and I was challenged by each 10 minute section."
Awesome workout w/ no excuses....everyone has just ten minut
MLRapp | NY | 09/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This workout DVD is fabulous- I love how its broken down into 10 minute segments so that you can customize it depending on your time constraints a/o fitness needs, or can do the whole thing for one terrific workout!
What makes this DVD better than some of the other pilates DVD's on the market is: (1) very good breathing and technique cues (SO important); (2) instruction while doing the moves as opposed to wasting time explaining what you're going to be doing (so that you're actually moving for all 10 minutes of each segment); (3) really rigorous segments- you'll work up a sweat in just ten minutes no matter which one(s) you do; (4) short reps which really focus in on technique and doing the moves the right way to reach results; (5) some new and interesting moves- not merely the same old ones you see on every other DVD out there; (6) NO excuses allowed- everyone can find just 10 extra minutes at the very least to squeeze in a great workout; and (7) something for everyone- whether you're looking to tone your core, arms, hips, butt or legs, you'll find a great workout.
If you're new to pilates, you may want to watch it first before attempting to follow it to make it easier, as the moves a/o techniques may be new to you.
My only gripe is that she recommends doing exercises- particualrly in the "core" segment- with a rounded back and not in neutral pelvis position (which I've been taught is the correct pilates position). Apart from that one complaint, its an awesome workout and you'll feel it the next day whether you do one segment or all of them! "
Unnecessarily complex, mildly effective
SapphireMoon | USA | 08/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off, let me say that I do cardio, weights and Pilates exercises on a regular basis and would consider myself an intermediate level exerciser with good overall flexibility and a strong core. With that said, I have mixed feelings about this DVD. For one, I agree that it's not totally Pilates, but more of a mish-mash of Pilates, yoga, isometrics (during the arm segments) and a lot of gymnastic-based movements. That in itself is perfectly okay, since I value effectiveness over purism. However, I didn't feel like these exercises really worked or challenged my legs and abdominal muscles enough, although I thought the arms segment was rather effective using only light dumbbells. What I especially noticed with this workout is that many of the exercises are unnecessarily complex - when much simpler movements can offer greater results without all the hassle and risk of injury to the neck (especially) and even the back. Even the glamorously named "Mermaid stretch" places unnecessary strain on the neck when one should be feeling most relaxed and free of tension at this point. It should come as no surprise that the instructor, Lara Hudson (whom I actually like) was herself a child gymnast. Her transitions are fluid and graceful and her cuing is up to par. And while it is beautiful and impressive to watch and even imitate, much of it is `smoke and mirrors' - in that it is more acrobats than it is serious exercise. So do this if you're trying to improve your overall balance and acrobatic skills over trying to reshape your legs and abs.
I would actually recommend her previous "10 Minute Solution: Pilates" DVD over this one, which I feel is simpler but more effective and truer to the Pilates Method. Her "10 Minute Solution: Yoga" DVD is also nicely done. For another fantastic and well-produced Pilates DVD that is divided into 10 minute segments, try Denise Austin's "Hit the Spot: Pilates", which potentially offers more `rapid results' than this.
I will say however, that I did all five segments in a row and time flew by. I love the music and the simple set as well.
Rating: Fair "
Helpful advice if you buy this dvd
lizzieflee | Mizzou-Rah | 10/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD after taking a pilates class with the pilates machines, so I was familiar with some of the mat moves throughout the five 10-minute sections. My pilates teacher told me that if I purchase ANY pilates DVD to supplement the pilates/machines class, the best way to do it is this: 1 - Review the move according to the teacher and practice it once. 2 - Pause the DVD. 3 - Do the move AT YOUR OWN PACE and AT YOUR OWN LEVEL. 4 - Do not try to keep up with the teacher.
After 4-6 sessions on the DVD, you should be able to do the moves SLOWLY, but WITH STRENGTH and BETTER CONCENTRATION - AT YOUR OWN PACE, even if it takes you longer than the prescribed 10 minutes.
If you try to keep up with Lara - you could end up inflaming your lower back, or straining your neck.
You have to ask yourself - what's my goal? To get stronger? Or to get it over with in 10 minutes?
RAB | USA | 09/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had tried one other pilates dvd and didn't like it but since I enjoyed other 10 Minute Solution dvds I thought I would give this one a try and I am so glad I did! The time flew by for each segment and I really enjoyed Lara as an instructor. You also add hand weights to some segments which is nice. In fact the only equipment needed was a carpeted floor or pilates mat, and light hand weights. Plus you are able to do this workout bare foot, a nice change of pace. My only complaint is that I could not do all the moves in the cardio segment, too advanced for me but hopefully in time I will increase my flexibiity. I highly recommend this dvd for an intro to pilates or for those already at intermediate levels. I found it relaxing but could feel the burn afterwards."