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Pilates: Beginning Mat Workout

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Ana is great!

I just received my DVD and I love it. I do feel energized and longer in body. I enjoy Ana Caban and her instruction very much. The session was over so quickly and was not complex. I look forward to gaining strength and slimming down. Thank you! MNM

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

It makes me dizzy

Although Pilates is a proven approach to strengthening the abdomen and lower back, this video is a poor introduction. The Director must be a refugee from the 70's. The ''Shaft'' type soundtrack is laughable and as for the video - the colored filters, jump cuts, a...
Although Pilates is a proven approach to strengthening the abdomen and lower back, this video is a poor introduction. The Director must be a refugee from the 70's. The ''Shaft'' type soundtrack is laughable and as for the video - the colored filters, jump cuts, and ''artistic'' camera angles are enough to induce vertigo. Instructor Caban and assistant Tara are easy on the eyes but beginners would be better off taking classes at the gym to learn the technique and a rudimentary sequence of Pilates moves. Sorry Ana. Rich C

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ana is great!

    I just received my DVD and I love it. I do feel energized and longer in body. I enjoy Ana Caban and her instruction very much. The session was over so quickly and was not complex. I look forward to gaining strength and slimming down. Thank you! MNM

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A great workout from my favorite Pilates instructor

    I started taking Pilates lessons back in 2000. I decided to purchase a video to help me keep up my practice at home. Dare I say, I actually liked this video better than the actual class! Ana is a clear, concise, encouraging instructor who easily coaches you into each of the poses, and tells you where to focus your energy for maximum benefit. There's also another person doing modified versions of each exercise, in the event that you can't do the full movement at first. Perfect pace for beginners or those in need of a refresher. This video (I had it on VHS back in 2000 when it was first released) did such a great job that with regular practice, I was consistently out-performing all the other students in my weekly Pilates class, much to the surprise of the instructor, the other students, and myself.

    This was such a great buy, I'm re-purchasing it to help me ease back into my practice. And I'm purchasing a copy for a friend! Of the several Pilates DVD's I've tried out over the years, this is by far my favorite. Challenging enough to keep you engaged, but paced well enough to prevent beginners from becoming discouraged. I've shared this video with numerous friends, many of whom have become Pilates aficionados and Ana Caban fans. And for the price, you can't go wrong.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great workout...great instruction

    This was my intro to Pilates. Ana gives great instruction. There is someone else doing a modified version so you can start there if you can't follow Ana. As you get to know the exercises, you can do the exercises as she gives the instruction, and then skip to the next exercise easily on the DVD to get through the video faster. After 1 month of doing it practically everyday, I can follow Ana for all the exercises. I feel a calm energy all day after I do the video. I highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Beginning Mat Workout

    I believe this is the best beginning mat workout. Ana Caban does not go too fast and she does a great job explaining the correct postures and positions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    I like this video it is good.

    I like this exersice it is easy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    fantastic for beginners

    this is a great way to get the basics of pilates, it will make exploring more advanced pilates a breeze. it is also addicting! this has made pilates my favorite way to unwind after work.

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