I bought this DVD with the hopes that I would get some cardio benefit along with pilates strength training. I was very disappointed. The first 30 minutes are just mat pilates, very standard with not enough repitions and no creativity. The next 15 minutes is the 'cardio' component, which gets you off the mat and involves a series of marching on the spot, side toe taps, and lunges, one after the other sequentially. It gets *very* boring after about 5 minutes and there are no motivating moves added to mix-it up. Besides being mundane, the cardio component barely got my heart-rate up. I feel there was no thought put into the production of this routine, in fact I could have put the routine together on the spot and made it more fun. Not worth buying at all.