Oct 022010
 

Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners

Pilates can transform your body in a way no gym equipment can match. Filmed on a breathtaking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this dynamic beginner’s workout is designed to maximize calorie burn while teaching you the basics of Pilates. With a combination of Pilates-conscious cardio and mat Pilates, this sequence uses the principles of control, concentration, precision, center, breath, and fluidity to help you sculpt a new shape. The gentle, low impact exercises will strengthen and tone

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  5 Responses to “Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners”

  1. Review by Nancy Close for Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners
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    I’m a mother of 4, and this Pilates Weight Loss DVD is the perfect workout to do at home. It’s really helping me tone my saggy “muffin-top” waist area, while giving me the total stretching and strengthening I need. The visual demonstrations are very clear, and the detailed verbal instructions give me all the coaching I need to work on improving my pilates technique. This DVD is excellent as it’s so easy to follow and has plenty of variation to keep me working out for months to come! It’s amazing how these Pilates techniques, that make me feel so good by stretching my whole body, can really create a great cardio burn too.

  2. Review by Renee Allen for Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners
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    I’ve been a fan of Brooke’s for years — I’ve done numerous Pilates dvds and have only been able to do Pilates with Brooke, thus far, with her books, flash cards, and CDs (in the Pilates Body Kit). I’ve loved her from the start and have been hoping for a dvd.

    I did this one today and just loved it! Don’t worry that it says it’s for beginners if you’ve been doing Pilates for years. This is a solid Intermediate Pilates workout. It’s approachable for Beginners, but isn’t broken down slowly for explanations like most Beginner Pilates dvds. It flows wonderfully, is full of challenging exercises, and is a pleasure to do with Brooke. Just wonderful!

  3. Review by Fran C. Heller for Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners
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    I’m a fitness instructor who reviews numerous DVDs. I heartily recommend Brooke Silver’s Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners to anyone looking for a cardio and mat workout that can create a slimmer, stronger and leaner bodyline. If Brooke’s body is an example of what Pilates can do for you -especially after 2 babies — then everyone should try her beginner Pilates dvd routines. I particularly love the way Brooke instructs you –she has an extraordinarly clear way of articulating the mechanics of each required movement and what you should be feeling in your own body as you go through each movement. This is fitness instruction at its superb best.

  4. Review by k-Style for Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners
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    I bought this DVD looking for a good introduction to Pilates. I dance, walk, and do yoga, so I am somewhat fit, but I am new to Pilates.

    The first half of this video, Pilates-inspired cardio, is a nice 18-minute routine. It’s a little too short, but it does increase the heart rate while toning and lengthening muscles. It was an accessible, enjoyable workout.

    Most of the DVD is a “beginner” Pilates workout. I was clearly going to end up frustrated and/or injured, so I stopped. When I told a friend who is a Pilates instructor about the exercises, she agreed that they are not moves for Pilates beginners. She mentioned that some of the exercises, particularly the Scissor, could cause low back injury.

    Proceed with caution.

  5. Review by Tamara C. Shelton for Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners
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    This Pilates DVD is great! I am a beginner at Pilates and found this DVD easy to follow, yet challenging enough to get a great work out. The instructions were clear and every new move started slow and gradually got quicker. The diversity of stretches and head to toe movements kept me interested and concentrated. I felt a great stretching and lengthening as well as cardio work out throughout. I would definitely recommend this DVD.

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