10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body
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No Time To Exercise? We Have The Solution For You- The 10 Minute Solution! Everyone Can Find At Least Ten Minute In Their Day, And We'Ve Developed 5 Innovative Workouts That Are Just 10 Minutes Each. Because Many Of The Traits Associated With The Perfect Pilates Body Are Dancer Traits, These Programs Focus On Pilates And Give You An Added Bonus - Some Subtle Elements Of Dance Training For Graceful Elegance. The Quick Workouts Fit Into Even The Busiest Of Schedules. Split Them Into 5 Separate Routines Or Do Them All Together For One Incredible Pilates Perfect Body Workout.Pilates Perfect Armsuse Light Hand Weights And Your Own Body Weight To Beautifully Sculpt Your Arms While Also Working Your Shoulders, Upper Back, And Chestpilates Perfect Bellywhittle Your Waist And Flatten Your Tummy While You Strengthen Your Entire Core With Innovactive Twists On Traditional Pilates Moves.Pilates Perfect Buns & Thighsthis Modern Taken One Classic Mat Pilates Will Give You A Perfectly Toned And Lifted Lower Body.Pilates Perfect Silhouettecompound Pilates Exercises Will Efficiently Tighten And Tone All The Right Places, Sculpting Sexy Curves Where You Want Them And Creating A Gorgeous Body Linepilates Perfect Stretchusing Fluid Motion, This Stretch Will Make Your Everyday Movements Look More Effortless And Improve Your Posture, Which Is A Key Part Of The Pilates Perfect Body.
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This 10 Minute Solution Pilates DVD is perfect! Suzanne does the workout by herself which makes following along very easy. It is a simple, quiet environment and Suzanne is easy to listen to. The segments are enjoyable and doable. What I find very appealing about this DVD is the fact that you can create your own personalized workout at the opening of the video and in the order you wish to exercise. Chose stretching to warm up, followed by the body part/parts of your choice to make the work out just 10 minutes or 30 minutes as you're day dictates. Whether your new to Pilates or have been doing it for years this is just a nice Pilates DVD to have in your library.
I have watched all the others and want to make sure I get the breathing correct as that is key with all pilates workouts.
The only con for this series is that Suzanne Bowen is a bit annoying, but that is easily fixed by turning down the volume once you are accustomed to the workouts.
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This DVD is nothing short of an amazing workout. My only caution is... don't use this as a beginner or if you are not familiar with Pilates moves. This is a fast-paced, high intensity workout.
The belly section is cool because it's not all the same tired pilates moves, and you can definetely feel it working.
The arm and shoulders uses not just the hand weights, but also just your own body weight to challenge you. Again, some new moves, and some variations on old ones. VERY EFFECTIVE. I can still barely keep up with it after months of doing it.
The Buns and Thighs is just as fast and just as effective. My husband likes watching me do the last move, where you are on your knees and you have to circle your hips. It may seem like a come on, but trust me, it's a great way to tone your thighs.
Silhouette is probably my favorite segment because you get to work all the muscles in your body at once. It's actually very fun and the 10 minutes is up before I know it.
The Stretch is quite beautiful. Suzanne moves so gracefully in this segment, you can't help but want to mimick her. It also leaves you feeling great. It will help you relax and ease any sore muscles. I would suggest isolating thi segment for use after ANY workout. Continuation of this stretching will help you become more graceful. The entire practice of Pilates has improved my posture, balance, coordination, and grace. Not to sound sexist, but that is why I love Pilates because I feel it was designed for women to help us stay sexy and still hold up that air of refinement at the same time.
Suzanne is a great instructor - not intimidating in any way and instructs really well. She leads you through classic pilates mixed with dance and even strength-training to mix it up and make your results amazing. There is standing and floor work and a really good stretch at the end (or beginning if you play it that way). Overall, this is a routine done at a faster pace than normal with a little more intensity but it's fine if you are beyond a beginner exerciser. I think you need to already be familiar with Pilates to avoid getting frustrated that you don't know how to do the moves. My two favourite segments are the arms workout and the stretch.
I really enjoy this and as always, love knowing that I can do as little or as much as I'd like, or can fit in, and I know this is very effective. I really recommend it to intermediates and advanced exercisers.
I did like Bowen's variation on the Criss Cross and part of the Corkscrew, and I thought she included a nice stretch segment at the end. She also gets points for including extension (back) exercises in the "belly" segment, which a lot of Pilates practices ignore. I also liked her inclusion of "knee dancing", a fun Lotte Berk movement that can get into the legs and abs pretty well.
What I didn't like, off the top of my head: the head up for Corskcrew- why destabilize your upper spine when you're rotating your lower spine; the position of the legs for the Hundred- while it certainly does engage the inner thighs, the outer hips are being overstretched- again, why compromise stability; the circular movements of the arms with weights, especially when they are extended behind the body- most people are pretty tight through their shoulders, and many would find that uncomfortable.
The variations on the side series were okay- nothing special that hasn't been seen before. Same would apply to the Silhouette/Total Body segment, which combined Pilates movements with Ballet. I feel like Lara Hudson's Rapid Results Pilates, which I liked a little bit better, did a better job with that.
Bottom line: there are both better Pilates and Pilates-fusion workouts out there.