I bought this DVD because I needed other exercise videos to use with my resistance bands. I was tired of my same old workout. This video is pretty decent. It had different exercise moves than the one that came with my resistance band. The Upper Body Workout uses the stretch cord tubing with handles, but the Core Workout uses a Pilates fitness band with handles that I do not own, so really cannot give a review on that part of it. My resistance band with handles can be changed up with different weight resistance, so this workout can be used for a long time as I increase my resistance. Overall, I would recommend this workout video for Upper Body.