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The Pilates Body Kit: An Interactive Fitness Program to Strengthen, Streamline, and Tone Audio CD – Apr 5 2003


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (April 5 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312316259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312316259
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robyn D. B. Marshall on April 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this kit to take with me on the road. I have the Mari Windsor videos and wanted to continue my workouts while away from home which is usually 3 days a week. With my knowledge from the tapes, these cards guided me through a great workout I was able to do in my hotel room. The step-by-step breathing instructions, movements and visualizations ('a balloon pulling me upwards') really helped. One trip I had three collegues join me in the hotel gym and conducted my own Pliates Class. It was easy to instruct as I just read the card. They were able to understand and follow along(none of them had ever tried Pilates before). The next couple days they were all feeling the effects from the great workout. When I see them they always want to get together for Pilates. This is a great card set;easy to pack, take on the road and follow along. Definately reccommend for those that want to keep up with their program or for those that want to an easy & fun exercise program on the road.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brenda on April 28 2003
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Brooke Siler does it again!! After reading her book The Pilates Body I couldn't wait for more to come from Brooke- The Pilates Body Kit was like having Brooke right alongside of you- just like a personal trainer as you perform the moves even down to the breathing. The flash cards help to visualize exactly what you should do and how to stabilize your core for proper technique and perfect form which is one of the reasons I love it- Brooke focuses on perfect form in all her moves. The workbook that comes along with it is great to jot down your progress and how you feel when you're done. I highly recommend The Pilates Body Kit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28 2003
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I first learned about Brooke Siler when I purchased her book, The Pilates Body. I was thrilled when I learned she was coming out with an audio follow up to the book.
I love listening to Brooke's calm voice as she walks me through each and every moment. The flash cards really help me visualize how my body should be positioned and serve as a realistic reminder.
Bad posture and a not so flat stomach have always been a problem and I can see a dramatic difference since I've started the Pilates program.
Although I know Brooke has trained celebrities, that doesn't interest me as much as the results I get from the easy to follow instructions, workbook and flash cards. I feel confident that as I grow in skill, I can continue to use the audio CD to push me to the next level.
I have already purchased several kits for my friends as this is the best workout I've done at home in a while. I highly recommend this for anyone who is serious about giving Pilates a try and as a result, changing their body.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on April 6 2003
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I bought Brook's original book and found it well rounded. This CD set with accompanying flash cards accompanies that book well. I have taken a pilates class and found the instructor, although certified, lacked an effective teaching technique and sometimes changed the movements to her own adaptation, plus the instructor never provided a backgrounder on the technique. Let's just say I was missing the big picture. Brook's materials let me follow the true technique. Now I can do my pilates exercises at lunch in the gym without paying large fees to off-target instructors. This CD set is not for those of you who require a constant visual demonstration of the moves. This is for those who are interested in doing the exercises and knowing the moves without a DVD prompt.
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I really enjoyed this. I started as a beginner after my daughter was born. It really helped developing muscle that I had lost during my pregnancy. I love that it's so portable you can do it everywhere. It the next best thing to having a trainer, which is awesome because I'm sure one doesn't lived with 100 miles from me. A lot better than a video because you can focus on what your body is doing than what someone a video is doing. The added explaination required in the cd formatted really helps you focus on the proper muscles you need too. It does take patience for a beginner but doing most things properly do. It's quite relaxing too specially after putting a screaming newborn down to sleep, it really helps keeping a person sane.
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While I enjoyed Siler's "The Pilates Body" and found it to be a comprehensive reference, I could not imagine myself using the book while performing the exercises or even walking away with all of the important points she made about each movement. She veered too far into the wordy side at times, and I could see how absolute beginners could find her intimidating.
This kit is a great follow-up or add-on to her book. Her instructions for each of the sections are very clear, and the cards that she provides for each movement give just the right amount of information about what you should be thinking about for each exercise.
I enjoy the CD format of the workout. The format makes it very easy to skip over to the section that you want to work on that day without having to skip around as you would in a video. Much has been made about why Siler would come out with an audio version and not a video or DVD. Having read interviews that she's given, I know that there are plans to come out with a video. Frankly, I suspect that she wanted to expand her market cautiously by coming out with an audio version first, which, I believe, would be somewhat less expensive to produce than a video.
Also, while some may disagree, I feel that a more advanced Pilates mat workout really requires a visual component. I would be very nervous about a product that instructed, say, the JackKnife without giving an idea of how it should look. While that could be gotten across to some extent on flash cards, I think it would be very helpful to see the more advanced movements in motion to give the viewer an idea of the speed and care necessary to use when performing them.
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