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10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body [Import]

Suzanne Bowen , Andrea Ambandos    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reaquainting myself to Pilates Jan. 26 2009
By Marita
Format:DVD
This dvd contains 5 pretty straightforward pilaties workouts, each focusing on a different area: abs, buns & thighs, etc. While I haven't been doing all the workouts, I've done the 'pilates stretch' every day and it's wonderful after other workouts. The buns and thighs portion is very challenging for me. Each workout is 10 minutes and you can do one or more, by customizing your own workout. It's a fantastic format if you are crunched for time.
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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4.0 out of 5 stars good Sept. 15 2011
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Good dvd. I'm not into it as much as others but I think the workout for your arms is spectacular. You do pushups in a reverse plank that will leave your arms hurting for... minutes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 21 2014
By K
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Great workout.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Pilates Workout for intermediate to advanced Jan. 11 2009
By Megan Alderton - Published on Amazon.com
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I considerd myself pretty well-versed in Pilates after mastering Lara Hudson's two DVDs and Suzanne's other "Slim and Sculp Pilates" DVD. I was excited when I found this DVD because I loved Suzanne in "Slim and Sculpt" and "Belly Blast." She is cute, fit, and gives GREAT instruction on form, timing, and breathing.

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.
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really really good :-0 Aug. 26 2008
By Little Miss Cutey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
To be honest, I must say that Pilates isn't my favourite type of workout and I normally avoid it, but I thought that buying a dvd like this where the pilates is 10 minutes long per segment, would be a great way for me to get to like it more and get better at doing it. I was right. This is a fantastic workout that anyone could do - even if you're like me who doesn't always enjoy it.
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.
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pilates DVD workout Aug. 26 2008
By fit149 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This pilates workout had my muscles shaking and burning in the first few reps.I loved every segment- It was very intense, easy to follow, and flowed very well. There are no fluffly moves in this workout- you can feel every exercise working. Suzanne is upbeat and keeps the workout moving...there is no room for boredom- this workout is so unique and creative. Every segment is so effective so you don't have to do the entire 5 segments. I was pleased to finish the workout with a great stretching segment, and trust me you need it after working so hard!!! This workout is definitely for all levels because she offers modifications. This is such a well-rounded workout. You will feel every muscle in your body worked!! My muscles felt stronger, more toned, and lengthened after doing this DVD. Pilates Perfect Body is a must have!!!
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Workout DVD to date! Feb. 23 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I love pilates to begin with. I cant stand workout DVDs that have all these crazy dance steps that leave me confused and left behind in the mess. This is not one of those DVDs. The moves are easy but extremely effective. I have 3 kids at home so I love the 10 minute solution DVDs because i can do one segment then pause when i need to take care of the kids and come back later. this is PERFECT for people pressed on time or new moms. Just because it's a 10 minute solution doesnt mean it doesnt kick your butt! The first day i only did 2 segments ( belly, and stretching) and the next morning my stomach was so sore i couldnt hardly breath! all that in 10 minutes? yes its true! I started this 6 months after having my third child (after having GREAT results after my 2nd baby) and in one week i was feeling tighter and firmer and within 2 weeks the "jiggle" was gone and by the 4th week so was my cellulite. After 4 weeks of doing at least 3 segments 5x a week ( thats 30 mins a day) I had lost 15lbs of baby fat and could see definition in my tummy and had the tightest perkiest butt ive ever had! ONE MONTH of this DVD and my post baby body was ready for a bikini! and i'm not talking "sort of okay" im talking really bikini perfect. I build muscle pretty fast and most workout DVDs bulk me up but this one SLIMS you. tight firm and slim and even more flexible. This video is for you. dont think about it anymore just buy it! I even got my mother on board and she has lost 20lbs and after a month got back into shorts for the first time in 20 yrs. And she looks awesome! highly highly recommend!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pilates workout! Feb. 3 2010
By Avid Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I was impressed by the 10 minute solution Pilates on the Ball, so I bought this DVD and I was impressed again. This is a good intermediate to advanced Pilates workout, but Suzanne does such a good job of cueing that a beginner could use this workout.

Workout details:
Pilates Perfect Arms
This was not my favorite section, but I don't do Pilates to work out my arms. Light hand weights were used in this section.
- Side raises
- Arm circles out to side
- Chest flys
- Crossing chest flys
- Arm circles in front
- Tricep push backs
- Tricep arm circles
- Bent over tripc kick backs
- Bent over chest flys
- Bicep curls
- Tricep push ups
- Side planks with leg lifts
- Reverse plan tricep push ups

Pilates Perfect Belly
- Hundred with one leg raised
- Crunches with knees together on raised toes
- Crunches with oblique rocks
- Bicycle with leg lifts
- Corkscrew
- Crossing straight leg stretch
- Plank
- Upward dog
- Grasshoppers

Pilates Perfect Buns & Thighs
- Leg up down
- Side kicks
- Pilates 3 point touch
- Bent knee leg lifts
- Hamstring lifts
- Leg circles
- Inner thigh lifts
- Inner thigh circle
- Bridges with raised legs

Pilates Perfect Silhoutte
- Spine twist with knees bent
- Plies
- Standing leg lifts
- See saw
- Pilates push ups
- Reverse plank with leg lifts
- Half roll ups with twist
- Full roll ups

Pilates Perfect Stretch
- Kneeling side stretches
- Pilates saw
- Hamstring stretch
- Spine stretch
- Triangle stretch
- Quad stretch
- Child's pose
- Cat stretch
- Downward down with leg lift
- Hip flexor stretch
- Arm stretches

Set: Nice, clean workout studio with a few plants, yoga mats around the side of the room.

Equipment Needed: Light hand weights for the arms section.

Music: Non descript instrumental music that is not distracting.

Instructor: Suzanne is pleasant and encouraging and cues very well.

I have done this workout many times and I look forward to it. I feel I'm getting a good workout for my time and there is absolutely no dread factor with this DVD.
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