VISUALIZE A LONGER, LEANER LOOK and then make it your reality with Pilates. Fitness expert Denise Austin has designed a complete 45-minute program to strengthen, streamline and reshape your body from head to toe. An e... more »asy, non-impact program for every body shape and every level of fitness, Pilates for Every Body incorporates Pilates exercises focusing on the abdomen as the "core" around which all movement flows. Through the use of correct form, proper breathing, and mental focus, you'll improve flexibility, strengthen the back muscles and tone and flatten the abs.« less
Bernadette M. from MONROE, NY Reviewed on 9/23/2012...
I have owned this DVD for many years and still love it. As a person who has had severe knee arthritis and recent total knee replacement, I have always been able to do this workout. It is not too easy or too difficult. You need an exercise band. I have one medium resistance and one hard resistance and I interchange them during the workout according to the exercise, but even if you just use the light resistance band, you will still get a good workout. This is a calm, easy flowing workout with a lovely set and music. You do not use a band for the whole workout. One of the segments utilizes a chair as a ballet barre. I always feel toned from head to toe when I am finished the workout. I also always feel stretched out and relaxed. I think this is a great workout!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Excellent Full Body Workout In 45 Minutes!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this CD! I alternate this every other day with one of Denise Austin's other Pilates CD's (Mat Workout), also highly recommended. I especially like Denise's instruction...she's very much in tune with her body and health and it shows! I've read some mixed reviews about her personality, so I'd really like to add that I find her enthusiasm very genuine and inspiring! It's also encouraging that she's close to my own age (45) and is so physically fit. I think this is a super Pilates CD...I can feel results after only 3 sessions, and am much more aware of my posture during the day."
Tough for a beginner
Kristen Burttram | Hayden, AL USA | 02/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I started pilates this year and I love it. I bought Denise Austin's mat based pilates and loved it. When I saw her new video Pilates for every body, I immedietly bought it. It is a great 45 min routine. The only downside is she goes rather fast and does not give much instruction. Luckly, I had started with her mat routine video and I knew how to do the stretches. I love the new video, but would suggest starting out with the 20 min. Denise Austin mat based pilates first."
Great for adding new challenge to your pilates routine
back2workshop | San Jose, CA | 01/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After doing yoga for a year and pilates for the last 5 months I have tried many new programs to compliment my routine and Denise's Pilates For Everybody was a good next step for me!! My core workout for 5 months has been Susan Deason's Pilates For Weightloss - A program I highly recommend for beginners! I lost 2 sizes using this program with a lo-carb diet, and the occasional addition of upperbody and cardio work.Pilates For Everybody has an energizing warmup, and brings new challenge to familiar pilates movements using the resistence band. I was not aware when ordering I needed the band !! I'm not used to seeing Denise on a studio set, I wished this was filmed in a beautiful location. This program will have some very difficult movements for a beginner and not a lot of instruction for doing a less advanced version. The leg-work movements I've been doing on a mat, Denise does standing with a chair, which causes me a little more back strain. The final cool-down is more energizing than relaxing so overall this program is in my rotation for those high-energy days when I need more challenge."
Take on the Challenge
Lizzy Buff | Scottsdale, AZ | 07/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a personal trainer and I realize this is a challenging video. I promise if you try it twice it will be easier. The first time I wanted to cry, but after ONLY the second time, it was SO much easier and I was SO proud of myself! Denise always puts a twist on things so you aren't stuck doing all of the traditional Pilates moves you already know. AND she always has an encouraging word and a smile. Other great Pilates videos are: Yoga Plus (by denise Austin)EASY Intermediate Pilates (by Gaiam)NOT TOO HARD ON the Ball (natural journeys) FUN Strong and Streamlined(Stott) most challenging Hope this helps "