Workout DVD Reviews Pilates

Quick Start Pilates For Weight Loss

Quick Start Pilates for Weight LossProduct Description:
Get a Pilates body easier than ever with a Pilates workout that focuses more on the core to kick-start metabolism. This 30-minute power-Pilates program encourages faster results with a minimal time commitment to workouts and with the same healthful, lifelong-lifestyle approach as other Gaiam workout programs. 

Includes BONUS audio CD and exclusive online access to a 64-page weight loss/nutrition guide with power tips for weight loss success.

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for beginners to intermediate
I like how she clearly calls out each movement so that there is no guessing about when to bend my legs, etc. I like how the overall tone of the dvd feels very calm and not rushed (the music and scenery are relaxing) WITHOUT the video feeling slow or boring; I think she accomplishes this by moving from one exercise to the next without downtime, so I don't feel like I'm wasting time (this is in contrast to the Windsor Pilates "Basics set", which spends a very boring amount of time talking about each move instead of just showing or doing the move. The Windsor would be good for absolute beginners who want a detailed How-To tutorial). Anyways, She managed to get through a suprising number of different moves in half an hour, so I felt like I had decent abs/leg adductors workout from it (but keep in mind Pilates is low impact, so it's not going to make you sweat as much as aerobics).

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workout
I Love this video. I used Ana's Beginners Mat Workout Video for several years, but needed to upgrade to a DVD when I started traveling for work (to play on laptop). It is really great. I would suggest starting with the beginner's mat workout video, to get familiar with some of the moves a little more. I haven't listened to the CD yet, but hope to get that on my MP3 player so I can finish my workout at the gym with some pilates.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice!
The details of this workout has already been wonderfully described by the previous reviewer, so I'll just add that I think it's very nice! It has a great variety of pilates poses and it is very beautifully produced. Ana looks so nice and fit and the location on Malibu beach is a calming choice for backdrop. I'm glad that Ana slowed the pace down a bit in this workout-it gives me a chance to improve my form and I can really feel my muscles toning and strengthening while I hold each pose! And I like that the workout only requires 30 minutes of my time. The ironic thing is that I didn't even buy this for weight loss-I just wanted a good, slower-paced pilates workout.

 


 

Pilates Tone and Burn Collection

Pilates Tone and Burn CollectionProduct Description:
Power-Packed Pilates. Drop those unwanted pounds fast with three workouts designed to burn fat and give you a slender, sleek look. With all three workouts on one DVD, you have everything you need to discover how Pilates can help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Workout 1 – Pilates Conditioning for Weight Loss: (60 minutes) Slow down a little and learn how to integrate mind, body and breath while strengthening core muscles. This program focuses on muscle isolation, breath awareness and proper Pilates form so you can make the most of each session. 

Workout 2 – Maintenance Pilates for Weight Loss: (30 minutes) Continue your weight loss success with this high-intensity program designed to keep the pounds from creeping back. This workout keeps your heart rate elevated to burn more calories and sculpt long, lean muscles.

Workout 3 – Cardio Pilates: (50 minutes) Get more calorie-burning power out of your Pilate workout with this cardio-based method. This invigorating fusion of classic Pilates movements and fat-burning cardio exercises delivers faster results than traditional Pilates alone. 


 

10 Min Prenatal Pilates

Product Description:
This DVD is broken into the following 5 x 10 minute workouts plus BONUS Postnatal workout:

Pilates for Buns and Thighs – Get ready to strengthen your lower body and get toned, firm thighs and buns – even as your belly continues to get bigger.

Standing Pilates – For this segment instructor Lizbeth Garcia reworked traditional mat work into standing exercises that help improve strength, balance and coordination – things needed throughout pregnancy, especially needed in the third trimester.

Core Pilates – This workout focuses on strengthening your core muscles to help you bounce back from delivery and may even help to reduce lower back pain during pregnancy.

Pilates for Flexibility – Allow your body and mind to relax while you focus on releasing tight muscles through fluid exercises that will increase your flexibility and overall sense of well-being.

Total Body Pilates – Designed to develop overall muscle strength and flexibility, this segment will help you firm and tone your body. It may also make delivery easier by teaching you how to breathe deeply and evenly while tightening the muscles of your pelvic floor.

Postnatal Bonus Workout – Flat Belly Fast – As a special bonus to use after your pregnancy this core-focused segment created by Suzanne Bowen zeros in on the deepest abdominal muscles with a singular goal: to flatten your belly fast. Running time: 67 minutes

5.0 out of 5 stars This is wonderful! 
I love this DVD! It is getting colder where I live and harder for me to walk outside like I would like. I do this at least 4 times a week and it makes me feel wonderful!! It is easy to follow and the 10 minute segments are great! Especially for someone who gets bored easily like me! The fact that I can switch them up and do the ones I want on any given day is a nice feature as well! I just entered my 6th month and I am sure that I will do this all the way until the end.

 



5.0 out of 5 stars
 loved it!

I love love loved this video during pregnancy. I did it twice a week along with light cardio a few days throughout my pregnancy up until the last 3 weeks. I feel like it really helped my core a ton and over all just helped me stay in shape. My belly was literally all baby..As soon as I delivered my stomach was pretty flat again. I can't help but think doing this twice a week is what helped me accomplish my stomach being baby only. I overall still have a little baby weight to lose but nothing like I expected. I also didn't get any stretch marks on my belly! I totally recommend this video for pregnant women.



5.0 out of 5 stars
 
Excellent – I still use it after the baby 
This video is awesome! I used it all 3 trimesters. With the video being broken down into 10 minute workouts, it allowed me to workout more often without my busy schedule getting in the way or being too tired. I had a great labor. No tears, all natural with no epidural. I pushed for less than 30 minutes. I still use the workout today post pregnancy just with heavier weights. I highly recommend this video.

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K06 January 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

Great post. Thanks for all the useful reviews. Now it seems all the easier to get in shape after baby.

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Toni searles July 23, 2015 at 4:36 am

i stumbled onto barlottes videos when my local barre studio closed their doors here in Orlando Florida. I was immediately hooked! Linda's videos are an amazing resource for sculpting and toning excesses. I absolutely love Barlottes! Linda's depth of knowledge is evident in all her excersises! Thank you Linda!!!!
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