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Body Control The Pilates Way With Lynne Robinson [VHS]

David Yates    Exempt   VHS Tape
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: David Yates
  • Producers: David Yates
  • Format: VHS
  • Language: English
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Firefly
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Oct 1999
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CVOW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,148 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This 90-minute Pilates-based workout, based on the book Body Control The Pilates Way With Lynne Robinson, strengthens muscles while improving posture and flexibility, "building strength from within". Lynne Robinson is a mature instructor whose instructions are clear and visual: "Imagine that from your knee to your hip joint is a wooden spoon, and your hip is a bowl of porridge, and you're stirring the spoon in the porridge". This is a thorough and clear introduction to Pilates, though you won't master it in a hurry. Section 1, a 10-minute introduction to body alignment, shows you how to do the key postural positions with correct technique before you start the workout. Section 2 (25 minutes) is your "daily warm-up," designed to stretch and strengthen the whole body, starting with breathing and alignment techniques and advancing into slow, controlled movements that target the core muscles and work various body parts independently, all done lying down. Props needed include a scarf, pillow and tennis ball. In Section 3 (45 minutes), you work various muscles in isolation from a standing, lying-down or sitting position. The exercises look deceptively simple--such as twisting at the waist while holding a pole on your shoulders or doing the familiar curl-up--but the alignment challenges for doing each movement correctly are considerable. Section 4 is a cool-down and relaxation. --Joan Price, Amazon.com

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Lynne Robinson presents this Pilates workout. Included are an introduction to the key postural positions and correct breathing technique, a warm up, a comprehensive workout including some advanced techniques and a relaxation session.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners 25 Feb 2003
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This video explains in detail the basics of Pilates and gives you a good grounding. All the exercises are explained carefully and different ability levels catered for.
You will not feel particularly like you are "working out" whilst you do the moves, but you will notice a difference in your body. For me in particular, my abdominals became stronger and my spine lengthened and posture improved.
Once you have worked on this video for a while, you will feel the need to progress to something more challenging.
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114 of 121 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars harder than it looks 1 Mar 2001
By A Customer
When i first viewed this without physically joining in I thought this would be another video i would put with my many other ones (on the shelf). However when i joined in i was amazed at the areas it really targets. It is not as easy as it looks and you have to be patient and not rush it, you do feel the benefits afterwards. This will be in my exercise routine for a while to come !!
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