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nicolee
10-17-2002, 06:13 PM
Has anyone done the Winsor Pilates tapes? I'm curious to see if they actually work before spending the dough for them.


STEPHANY26
10-18-2002, 06:09 PM
YES,THEY SEEM TO TARGET THREE GREAT AREAS,YOUR ABS,WAIST AND BUTT..I HAVE DONE THEM THREE TIMES AND CAN FEEL THEY HAVE HIT THOSE MUSCLES. THE TAPES DONT MOVE TO FAST,ALTOUGH SOME SEEM YOU NEED TO HAVE GREAT BALANCE OTHER THEN THAT I WOLD RECCOMEND THEM,

Earthy
10-18-2002, 08:01 PM
You may want to post this under exercise. I have read some replies from others. I don't have the tapes, but I do pilate. :df:
I have thought about buying the tapes myself. Thanks for the postive feedback Stephany. :cb:


trixiepup
10-18-2002, 08:50 PM
i think shape or self magazine evaluated the tapes in either this month's issue or last month's issue. they said it was legit and very helpful.

but since pilates is so trendy now, you could probably find a book or rent videos from the library or movie rental place too.

jackie12
11-09-2002, 04:53 AM
The actual windsor pilates studio is right around the corner from my home and I've been taking sessions there for 6 months now. I can honestly tell you that pilates has been the key to reshaping my legs, butt, and abs. Definately worth a try!

MrsJim
11-10-2002, 01:07 AM
Ya know, I'm going to move this thread to the Exercise forum.

I wouldn't call workout videos 'scams' - rather, some are great, some aren't so great - it sounds more as though you want an opinion on the effectiveness of the workout...

nicolee
11-11-2002, 02:45 PM
Hey guys! I decided to order the tapes and have been doing them for a week now. I can already feel a change. I'm so glad that I bought them. Thanks for all your input!!
Amanda

amberc4614
11-13-2002, 06:10 PM
I was just asking for opinions on this in another forum! I am glad I found the answers here as I just ordered the video's and was a little worried they might be another scam. So are they hard, easy, long, short???

nicolee
11-14-2002, 06:23 PM
Amber,

There are 3 tapes...the basic, which teaches you the 7 basic moves of Pilates. It's about 30 minutes and fairly easy. The 20 Minute workout is a little tougher and I can definitely feel a burn :flame: on that one. I've not tried the Advanced Sculpting tape yet, I'm going to do it this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.

Amanda

(Not)JustaPrettyFace
11-21-2002, 05:07 PM
I have used Pilates before a really like it. It really, really works the ab area--every time I'm finished my stomach aches! But there is a definite change in the muscles.

I don't have the Windsor Pilates system, but have been considering buying it. If I do, I'll let y'all know how it goes.

rachellynn
03-07-2003, 11:30 AM
I have the pilates performer. My mom bought it for me for christmas. I love it. It has been the key to shedding lbs for me. If you really love pilates, you should check into the perfomer. It is very easy to use. I feel very limber all day because of it. It workouts your whole body but works from your powerhouse,your stomach,so you get a whole body workout but your stomach gets such a great workout. I definetly love this product.:)
rachel

rachellynn
03-07-2003, 11:41 AM
http://www.goodsanddeeds.com/554290.html

this is the one i have a love.

deleted2
03-15-2003, 07:09 PM
I've been doing Pilates for a while and just recently got the Winsor videos and I love them! I would definitely recommend them. And to anyone just starting out, take it slow and don't expect to do it perfectly--you will improve! And the tapes have special instruction for beginners.

Almost forgot, the more consistently I do Pilates, the longer and leaner I look! Improves posture too!;)

SummerMarie
04-09-2003, 01:35 AM
If you do them three times or more a week you WILL see results. You MUST do them though. I have the three disc set then I added onto it the buns and thighs, upper body and abs and I do the buns and thight almost nightly. It is a little over 20 mins long, they all run that except the advanced one, it is about an hour. My workout is usually the 3 mile WATP DVD then two 20 min WInsor DVD's. THey are a strength builder and focus alot of your abs, aka the "Powerhouse" I know my posture has changed and I walk much taller and such that navel to my butt for sure with her help! The first week doing it I was flustered, then day seven I noticed my sking was tighter. Then my inches came off. I only too off 3lbs in 3 weeks, but my inches were down 9. I think that is success. If you have a lot to lose of course it come of quickly. I just want to lose 5-10 total and firm up. I am in my recc. weight so it is coming off SO SLOW! But I am firming up. I know my butt is as hard as a rock now!

SummerMarie
04-09-2003, 01:37 AM
If you are on a budget ..Pilates for Dummies" is a very good Pilated workout video. You might want to make sure Pilates is for you first. Some people find it boring. If you think it is boring you need to think about the breathing because it requires some thought, so no one should ever be bored. :P

Caledon
04-10-2003, 01:09 PM
I don't find Pilates boring, maybe because they are not that easy for me yet. I have a few DVD's that I rotate. I really like Kathy Smith for abs and lower body. She doesn't move too quickly and gives lots of reminders throughout.

I don't like Denise Autins (sp?) DVD, I can't get over her voice, although I think it would be good for yoga. The exercises are good though and I put her DVD on maybe once every two weeks.

I would buy Windor Pilates if I could find it on DVD. I don't have a VHS machine in my bedroom where I do my workouts.

I've noticed an improvement in my abs since I've been doing them for about 2 months now. Each workout is only about 20 min. long and sometimes I put on two DVD's depending on my mood.

irishgreengables
04-11-2003, 12:31 AM
What is the difference between Windsor pilates and the other pilates?

Peace,
Paula

Mindi
04-12-2003, 09:58 AM
If you don't want the infomerical set, meaning if you can do w/the meal plan, etc, you can buy Windsor Pilates DVDs or VHS individually at www.collagevideo.com. This is a great place to get any workout video/DVD. They have small clips so you can see what you're getting, they have GREAT service and tons of variety. Plus they've rated them, employees try them out before advertising them

I also believe Target sells some of the Windsor DVDs too.

This is also a great place for help and info on video workouts:

http://www.videofitness.com/

RavenToy
04-12-2003, 10:07 AM
Irish - I've only done two different ones, Winsor and the Pilates for Dummies. The difference between those two is that Dummies seems to spend a little more time on when to breathe, and it uses a better way to show the alternative positions, imo. Personally I think the Dummies is better for absolute beginners. I think her basic workout is a tad more comprehensive than Winsor. Conversely, Winsor is a wee bit more demanding, slightly more intense. Personally I use the two together, and I really enjoy alternating them.

Caledon
04-14-2003, 02:43 PM
Mindi that is a great site. Thank you for posting it. I've bought some DVDs that I do not like so this is a better way to see if it is what I want,

Mindi
04-14-2003, 09:58 PM
You're welcome Caledon. I love Collage, been ordering from them for a very long time. They have great customer service too! Hope you like whatever you get!

Cammie-Cam
07-07-2003, 01:54 PM
I use Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's okay, but because each segment is only 10 minutes I feel like I'm not doing enough for my body. I also ordered from collage video. Altough I have found that some of the DVD's they sell u can get cheaper at amazon.com. I usually go to collage to read the reviews and check out the video clips and go to amazon and buy.