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Pilates Weekly Workout [DVD]

Lynne Robinson , Zen Productions    Exempt   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Lynne Robinson
  • Directors: Zen Productions
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Firefly Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009PAJH
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,744 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Relaxing & remarkably effective, these three 25-minute Pilates workouts will create a calm oasis in your hectic schedule. Each exercise is designed to make the maximum use of your time by targeting the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out and re-balancing your muscles. This will give you the freedom to decide between one of the perfectly balanced workouts or to put them together for the ultimate weekly workout!

Customer Reviews

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431 of 435 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust her 6 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My physio told me to add Pilates to my exercise regime, as I have a back problem. I bought and enjoyed Pilates for Dummies, but its appeal is not likely to last for long, as it shows moves rather than puts routines together. This, however, is wonderful: three 25 minute routines that you can either do separately or in any combination, that leave you feeling relaxed, stretched and somehow (I speak as a short person) longer. I trust the teacher totally: she obviously knows what she is doing and makes it easy for you to do the movements safely. My back is definitely being helped already, and I can imagine using this DVD for ages before feeling the need to get another Pilates one. I should make clear here that as a rule I do not do relaxed in any sense, and I have such a low boredom threshold that for my other exercises, I have to own masses of DVDs to keep me motivated. I didn't think I'd like this kind of exercise at all, being a cardio freak, and I thought I'd be totally rubbish at it, but it's fun in a bizarre way and it is very surprising how quickly you improve. Bear in mind, though, that you do need a few things such as leg and hand weights, a stick and a tennis ball; if you don't have them when you want to begin, that could be frustrating. Oh, and I'm not some bendy 20-something aerobics instructor, but a nearly 38-year-old writer; if I can get my legs round this, so can you. Highly recommended.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Aug 2007
By S. Ward
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Highly recommended for beginners and people who can't cope with the fast and furious DVDs. Lynne Robinson explains well and she seems to know exactly when to put in a reminder of how to do it correctly. Yes, it is slow. Yes, it is suitable for older people and people with aches and pains. To get the benefit, you have to concentrate and do the exercises properly. It may not feel strenuous while you are doing it, but really it is a remarkably effective form of exercise. I like to do one of the three exercise sessions most days as they are quite short, then do a longer session from another Lynne Robinson DVD about twice a week to add variety. The final relaxation is great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 11 Jun 2010
My physio advised me to take up pilates, so took a chance on buying this DVD and found it easy to follow for a beginner. Would definately reccommend it. Hope I end up with a figure like the instructor!!
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three Really Good Routines! 13 May 2006
This DVD contains three short workouts that are the ideal length to do after a day at work, they are not too long to fit into a busy a day and they are varied. Lynne Robinson explains things extremely clearly and reminds you of the correct posture and breathing. This is an excellent DVD to use on a daily basis as a complement to a fuller weekly workout or class.

I first used this DVD to help me recover from spinal surgery; within 6 months the Consultant had signed me off as having made a full recovery and I am sure that a lot of the credit goes to Lynne Robinson. I then used it to help me recover from surgery for a massive shoulder injury, working with a physiotherapist who knows a lot about Pilates; because of the severity of the injury, the Consultant expected me only to regain 60% normal use in that arm and shoulder but I have achieved nearly 100% and I'm still making progress. I think that's the best recommendation anyone could make! Use this DVD - it will make you leaner, stronger, more toned and more relaxed.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totaly Agree 2 Jan 2001
By A Customer
I agree with the Pilates fan from Cambridge - this is actually two videos worth of material and does not come across in the title. The content is great and, with DVD, even easier to follow and to locate exercises. Lynne has a great way of explaining and keeping you involved. Great stuff -and, even better, it works!!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
What the title of this DVD doesn't make clear is that you get two videos on one DVD - Body Control 1 and 2 - for the price of one! It hasn't been revamped for DVD, but hey, it doesn't need to be. And what's so great is that you can easily skip the intro etc. and go straight to whatever programme you want. That's the main reason I bought this - no more wasting time getting the tape to where you want it. Perfect!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strength training without exhaustion 25 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Do you want a workout that is fronted by a talentless soap opera actress?
Do you like your home workouts to consist of lots of jumping up and down, flapping your arms around and feeling like you have achieved absolutely nothing?
Pilates is neither of these. Pilates is quite simply fantastic. If yoga seems too hippyish and aerobics workouts just pointless, this is the perfect home workout for you. After just one workout you will feel strong, balanced and amazonian. The whole workout feels like all your deep muscles have been unlocked and re-assembled in their best possible arrangement. Pilates is accessible for all activity levels, whether you are a hardened couch potato or a regular gym bunny, you will enjoy this workout. DVD seems the perfect format for home workouts - the convienience of being able to go the exact workout you want to is a real bonus.
I have been a fan of Lynne Robinson for some time - her fantastic body is proof that this is a great workout.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only useful to beginners 16 Jan 2011
By JohnnyP
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this DVD hoping that after attending Pilates classes for a couple of years I could use this DVD to construct a suitable home workout as there were three workouts included on the disc. However, although the three workouts were easily divided into 37 different exercises, the difficulty level is aimed purely at beginners. I think this would be a good start for those that were keen to try Pilates for the first time from home, but not challenging enough for anyone with some class experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars if you can look past the super-high leg leotard it's worth a shot
I go to a pilates class once a week, and doing this DVD once a week in addition to that is great; compliments in well, but I wouldn't just use the DVD, nothing compares to proper... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J K Remnant
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting
Having just begun attending a new class I found this easy to follow and enjoyed doing the exercises at home.
Published 10 months ago by Miss Kathleen Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars workout
Pilates are good for you so a friend who teaches it told me. she was the one that recommend this DVD to me. Its a good workout
Published 10 months ago by Miss J P Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 different set of excesizes means you pick and choose
I really like the fact that there are 3 different sets of excesizes this means you can pick and choose and gives you the variety. Read more
Published 12 months ago by sweetpea
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not like Lynne....
found her very odd to watch and did not feel compelled to keep watching - maybe I gave up too soon, but given she's supposed to be an expert... well, she's no Darcey Bussell !
Published 12 months ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars exercise DVD
This is a good DVD for beginners and for older people. It certainly helps one to feel better and more agile. Read more
Published 13 months ago by margaret peebles
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver!
I bought this DVD (plus a couple of others in the series) because I've had back surgery and needed something to supplement and then replace the post-op physio. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Nicki
5.0 out of 5 stars Pilates from the expert
I have the original Body Control DVD but found that a little slow, although very very good for a beginner.

I love this new weekly workout DVD. Read more
Published 22 months ago by sweetbgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the box!
Great workout for beginners or someone who just wants to polish up on their existing skills. Easy to follow. Highly recommended x
Published on 17 April 2012 by HayleyJ
4.0 out of 5 stars pilates
this dvd is a must for the beginner,understanding the principles to pilates is as important as the exercises themselves. Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2011 by lee
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