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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DVD

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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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

175 of 179 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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43 of 44 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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141 of 154 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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8 of 8 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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16 of 17 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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86 of 95 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Callyvic on 6 Sept. 2012
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This is a great DVD with clear instructions and a broad range of exercises. I like the fact that it groups the exercises into focus areas of the body (legs and bum, torso, arms and upper body etc), spending 10 minutes on each. It is really flexible in that you can create your own programme by selecting these and therefore how much time you spend on exercising, or you can do the whole lot in 50 minutes. I have done pilates classes before, although not for a while and I did not advance very far, so I would say I am a beginner. The exercises are fairly demanding, which is good as they challenge you and I am certain that I will see the benefits if I continue using it. However, I would say that a total beginner to pilates would find the DVD very difficult as the exercises progress very rapidly in each section and if you don't know the fundamentals of pilates - breathing, engaging core strength, neutral spine etc, then you would get very lost. The DVD could do with a more in-depth introductory section and perhaps a slower set of basic exercises for the absolute beginner. This is why I have given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it is a really good and I am very happy with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emer Doyle on 11 April 2013
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This DVD is definitely not for beginners. I am close to 40 and while I am not a fitness nut, neither am I a couch potato. I did not find this a good intro to pilates at all - it was more frustrating than anything else. The individual moves could be considered simplistic, but a beginner would not be able to complete them. The instructor did not seem to be able to talk through the moves as she was doing them, I found this the most frustrating part. I had to watch through the DVD and make sure I knew the moves before I attempted the workouts. All the workouts assume you already have high degree of muscle already. Unfortunately this was a waste of money for me. Far better off with pilates for dummies - a much better intro to pilates!!
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