I bought this DVD as I find I can't always be bothered to go to the gym after work, so when I read that it was both effective and relaxing, I thought it was worth a look-in. I've never done yoga or pilates before and found it pretty straightforward - it just takes a while to get hang of the breathing. This DVD is really fantastic, I like how you have the option to select one of three sections, so you don't feel forced into doing it all at once. The 'instant abs' section is perfect and easy to fit into my day, 15 minutes of gentle ab toning... you don't feel like it can be doing that much, but believe me, you really feel it the next day! After doing the DVD, all your muscles feel tighter straight away - instant slimming effect. Yes, everyone is going on about her voice, it's not as annoying as I thought it would be after reading other reviews, it's actually quite calming. One thing that does wind me up... she's Australian, which is fine, but she says 'body' in what sounds like an American accent... why does she do that?! People also seem to be confused by the front cover - looks all beachy, but it's actually filmed in a white studio. That doesn't matter though, you're not really focussing on that. All in all, a fantastic DVD, and one where you notice changes immediately! Highly reccommended!