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Pilates - Perfect Mix - Pilate <b>DVD</b> ~ Jennifer Kries
Pilates - Perfect Mix - Pilate DVD ~ Jennifer Kries
5.0 out of 5 stars a "perfect" workout!, April 28 2004
I am so glad I ordered this DVD! I think Jennifer Kries gives great instruction, and unlike some new pilates videos out there being marketed by any fitness guru, Jennifer Kries makes certain that you understand proper breathing and "navel to spine". She also gives little reminders about form, that I found helpful.
The core segment is classic pilates exercises with some yoga poses thrown in. Jennifer gives great instruction, and actually tells you when you *should* be feeling the work in the abdominals (and she was right!), she takes time to stretch between more difficult exercises, and shows ways to modify harder exercises.
The booster segment is tricky the first time-… Read more
2 Complete Workouts - Walk the <b>VHS</b> ~ Leslie Sansone
2 Complete Workouts - Walk the VHS ~ Leslie Sansone
I actually bought this tape for a friend who is returning to exercise after a several year lapse- but she has knee problems, so I wanted to check out the intensity and impact of this video. This is low impact, low intensity. I did this one last night- all three miles (the viewer who mentions weights is mistaken- they are referring to a different video, there are no weights in this one). I had fun, worked up a sweat, and couldn't believe I did a three mile walk! I normally do yoga (Patricia Walden), pilates (Jennifer Kries!) and I do some form of cardio everyday (Denise Austin is a fav!). I consider myself to be in great shape. But, some days you just don't want to MOVE. Some days you don't… Read more
New York City Ballet: Workout Volume 2
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not fun, but challanging, April 14 2004
I started exercising daily 8 weeks ago and have been buying different workout routines to try and vary my program. I only workout at home. I like my exercise programs to be challanging and *fun*. This is semi challanging (I never broke a sweat). This is *not* fun. Now, I will preface this by saying I am the type who enjoyed Denise Austins "Pilates for Every Body". I thought that because I liked the standing ballet work that Denise did that I would love this one- more ballet, right! I also enjoy motivational vocal cueing. Even Veena and Neenas "Bellydance" voice over instruction is more enthusiastic than this. Here in NYC Ballet 2, the dancers are expressionless, and the… Read more