Exercise! - Does Pilates work your upper body at all?

09-07-2003, 01:32 AM
I'm planning on purchasing a Pilates tape to workout at home so I've been reading a lot of reviews of tapes lately. It seems like this form of exercise works the abs, legs and butt only. I want a full body workout and since I'm the mother of a very active little girl, I don't want to do two separate videos to work upper and lower body parts. Is there a good Pilates video that works both upper and lower body parts? What do you guys do for your upper body if Pilates doesn't help that area?


Rowan Bailey
09-07-2003, 03:42 AM
It depends on the tape, if you do a class or a private it does.

09-07-2003, 10:50 AM
I've only used two Pilates DVDs, and honestly, I've only done the beginner's routines on both. However; Pilates for Dummies does incorporate two upper body movements in the beginner routine, where Winsor Pilates did not. Plus it's cheaper. ;)

09-07-2003, 01:32 PM
Hi All
suemazrn: Kathy Smith has both upper and lower body workout using Pilates. They seem to be pretty good - plus I am a KS fan. I have a few of her workouts and like them all.