SCOTT COLE'S CHAIR STRENGTH & STRETCHING tones and sculpts the hips, buns and thighs while working the core and back muscles through chair stability training. Post-toning, Scott leads you through a complete full-body stret... more »ch of all major muscle groups, guaranteed to help you improve posture, increase flexibility and reduce stress. This program is great for all shapes, sizes and levels of exercisers, including beginners and mature adults.« less
"Really like this DVD...didn't think there were so many moves you can make and I know I'll get in better shape. Scott is very likeable and knowledgeable too so I feel I'm learning from someone who knows not like some of the instructors who put out stuff. Nice DVD."
Still the best
ivonneav | san juan, pr | 06/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i've been workingout for almost two years, lost 50 lbs. practicing different forms of excersices, including scott cole's tai chi and now his later dvds. i love them all, try them and you'll be surprise. he is great, a professional, a great human being, you can figure it out as soon as you do his workouts."
Great Workout for Anyone!
SMG | CT USA | 04/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have purchased many fitness videos in the past; everything from yoga and tai chi to walking workouts and Latin dance. I recently decided to get serious with something I might actually do, instead of getting frustrated with a 1/2 hour or hour workout that I didn't have the patience, time or stamina to finish (sometimes even learn). I was pleasantly surprised that this video was everything I wanted. It is in 3 parts so you can do both the strength and stretch together or choose whichever one you need in the moment. In Both segments, Scott's personable directions are easy to follow and although a chair is involved, the strength portion is a true workout! You definitely have the ability to grow with this video and I can see how both the least fit person (my end of the spectrum right now) and the most advanced (Scott Cole) reap the benefits of these moves. Can you only lift your leg an inch? Then that's as far as you push it. In the beginning I did not have the stamina to even complete all the moves in the 15 minute strength segment, but individual movements are short enough that I could just wait a second and it'd be on to the next move I could do. The whole workout is short enough and varied enough that I don't get bored or overstressed or discouraged, which keeps me motivated to do more. Because I have been able to stick with this (and by no means am I at even an intermediate level) my strength and stamina have improved. This has enabled me to actually alternate days with one of those other videos (for cardio) I was talking about in the beginning of my review. For me, staying motivated has been spurred on by feeling successful. This dvd makes it easy to feel successful.
I realize as an after thought that I have not said much about the stretch portion of this dvd, which is equally wonderful. It did not strike me with the same lightening as the strength, probably only because I have never had as much trouble stretching and relaxing as I have working out. I would liken it to beginner yoga that you don't have to get down on the floor for (nice for anyone who might have trouble with that).
I reccommend this highly, especially to anyone who has trouble starting or sticking with a program. Since your own fitness level determines how hard you work this program, it's easy to envision this being a staple of anyone's exercise diet."
Scott Cole chair strength and stretch dvd
A. Ford | Alameda, CA | 05/27/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I personally think the order of the program should be reversed, that is, with the stretching segment first. The strength part is not for me - WAAAYYY too much bending at the knee, very painful for my 60 yr. old knees, so I simply skip this part. Had I known the strength part was so knee intensive I would not have purchased this dvd. I've done yoga for several decades so find that the positions are not held long enough for me. I usually pause the dvd so that I can hold the positions longer, as long as my body wants to. At some point, I will write the sequence out as pause/play is cumbersome. The stretches are good and I've learned a few new ones, expanding my knowledge base. I would not recommend this dvd for folk w/knee issues whatever their age.
Great Strengthening for Lower Body!
Bustani | ALPHARETTA, GA United States | 05/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was delighted that this chair exercise DVD focused on both standing and sitting lower body exercises supported by a simple chair. Other chair DVDs I purchased focused too much on the arms or upper body. My legs really burned after this chair workout and I felt safe supported by a chair both sitting and standing. Scott gave good instructions on the muscles being worked and constantly encouraged proper body alignment. There is no class of students. He works out with you one on one. There are 2 workouts on the DVD - one is lower body strengthening, the other is stretching and relaxing. I thought that both workouts were excellent. There were only two things I would change. One is that the warm-up starts with deep squats and one-leg squats which I think is too soon - especially if you have knee challenges. The second is that during the strengthening part of the video, the music is too loud."