10 Minute Solution - Pilates For Beginners 2010

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A collection of five compact Pilates workouts, each lasting just ten minutes. If you are pushed for time you can do one or two sessions separately, or do them all together for one powerful, body-sculpting, 50-minute Pilates workout. The workouts included are: 'Core Basics', 'Lower Body Basics', 'Upper Body Basics', 'Total Body Combo' and 'Long and Limber Stretch'.

Starring:
Lara Hudson
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Product Details

Discs
  • Feature exempt
Runtime 52 minutes
Starring Lara Hudson
Director Andrea Ambandos
Genres Fitness
Studio ANCHOR BAY
Rental release 11 October 2010
Main languages English

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160 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Magnificent seven on 20 Feb 2011
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I am a big fan of Pilates. I went to a class once a week for about 5 years and I really found it improved my flexibility and strength. Having recently decided it's high time I started Pilates again, I decided a '10 minute solution' DVD would enable me to get back into it in nice bite-size chunks. Well, I have clearly spent too long away from it as I am finding the 'beginner' exercises pretty challenging and I do indeed feel like I am starting from the beginning again! There are a good range of exercises in each section with a relatively low number of reps for each one. It's pretty quick, so I would recommend just concentrating on getting the positions and breathing right on your first attempt, and then working on the repetitions and/or increasing the difficulty once you're familiar with the exercises.

I'm really enjoying working through the DVD and often do 2 or 3 sections at a time; the stretch section is a really nice one to finish with. All in all I am very pleased with my purchase which has only cost me the same as one class with my old instructor.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Debbie on 13 Nov 2011
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As I have a problem with my lower back, my consultant advised me to try Pilates.Having never done Pilates before, I chose this DVD as I thought it suited me best.How right I was!!You can choose your own routine and the instructor takes you through it step by step.Great for beginners and really helps with lower back pain!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Li Heng Mei on 9 May 2011
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it is a very good video for beginners and for people with little time and/or patience. I am using it often and the excercises are easy and effective.
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130 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Fiona on 17 Feb 2011
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Production is nice and instructor is engaging and encouraging. BUT!!! this is in no way a beginner's DVD. The versions of the exercises are quite advanced and there isn't enough instruction on the importance of keeping your abs engaged and your spine in neutral. I would recommend the Lucy Lloyd-Barker DVD as one to use to familiarise youself with the concepts first and work up to using this one gradually.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Suke on 6 Dec 2010
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I love this series and have all the 10 Minute Pilates DVDs. I mix them about so I have a varied work-out and do not get bored. Pilates is not as easy as it looks, but does not have you bouncing all over the house vibrating the mirrors on the walls nor does it require so much room that by the time you've moved all the furniture out the way, you no longer have the energy (or time). Just select the work out and get going. I have no previous experience of Pilates, but I have tried yoga in the past which I disliked as it was too slow for me so having an avid dislike to any form of gym-class or team exercise, had to rely on walking the dog as my past form of exercise, but this series fits in perfectly as I quite often do a work-out while the dinner is cooking.

I highly recommend this series to anyone and have bought extra copies of this DVD as a gift to my mother who is recovering from a back injury and is wanting to do more exercise.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C Lovegrove on 14 Oct 2011
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I really like this DVD. The instructor is encouraging without being condescending, and she move you through the exercises smoothly, so the 10 minute sessions seem to last no time at all. HOWEVER, I really don't think this is a beginner's DVD and it loses stars mainly for that. It's not particularly in terms of the level of the exercises (pilates can get MUCH tougher than this!), but because pilates really relies on an understanding of the importance of correct form and of using the core to support the back. Although some time is spent discussing pilates breathing techniques, there is no time given to explaining what is meant by "core" and why it's important to pilates, despite the fact the instructor uses the term throughout. To me, if you don't understand this, you at best won't be performing the exercises to maximum benefit and at worst could end up actually causing damage.

Having said that, I've done pilates with an excellent instructor in the past so was well aware, and this DVD was exactly what I needed to ease me back into it and get my long-neglected core muscles working again. I even enjoy doing it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol Crofts on 24 Dec 2012
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My GP suggested I try Pilates for my lower back pain, I’m glad she did as the pain is much improved since practising the techniques.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fran on 11 Dec 2012
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as a hater of exercise i really enjoy this dvd as it is small stretching moves and does not feel like exercising
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