I haven't been to any pilates classes so I can't compare this with organised classes, but this DVD seems to be a mixture of ballet dance, yoga and strength training. Each 10 minute section uses standing and mat work to target a specific body part:
Arms: you will need light hand weights - this will work your arms, shoulders, upper back and chest.
Perfect belly: lots of original moves here, lots of twisting while you strengthen your core.
bums and thighs: lots of bum lifts and leg raises to tone and lift those problem areas.
Pefect silhouette: a 10 minute section using a mix of the instructor's fav moves to create sexy curves
Perfect stretch: this is designed to make everyday movements more easier and improve your whole posture.
Everytime I use this DVD I am tired afterwards (but in a good way!) - its tough and challenging. Even though you only use light hand weights I am thankful it is only 10 minutes - its that challenging. This presenter is fast becoming one of my favourites as she is so friendly, professional and clear. She emphasizes the correct body position - but without too much chatter. Theres no unnecessary faffing around - you just get on with the exercises.
I think the 10 minute solutions series are ideal for anyone who wants to get fit but hasn't got the time. You can create your own custom workout by programming any of the segments in the order you select. I never get bored as I am always doing something different.