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Old 08-07-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I really want to buy a beginner Pilates video-DVD but have no clue wich one to choose! I really need help form you guys!

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Hi Sacha!

I have the Pilates for Dummies tape and I am finding it to be a good workout for beginners.
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Hi! I have the Denise Austin one and like it very much. As with all of her stuff, it's very motivating and not as difficult as some I've seen. Hope that helps!

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Try Stott Pilates. They give good instructions and your can get beginner, intermediate and advanced - depending on your level. You can generally get them at your library.
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I have windsor pilates which is a good workout, but a lot of the moves are still difficult for me because I think it's more of a "toning" thing than weight loss. They expect people to be at least somewhat thin already. (I'm 185)

Yesterday I bought another one called "Pilates conditioning for weight loss" it is the deluxe dvd edition which has 3 Workout levels and includes a section of "beginner modifications." I have only done it once so far (about to do it for a second time now!) and it was a lot easier to follow. Another thing I liked about it is that there isn't a lot of rambling/chatter going on. After the first few minutes it's strictly narrating exercises. Of course, that's a personal preference. I just get annoyed when I'm trying to get a workout but they wont stop talking!

So far I really enjoy pilates, but I am combining it with aerobic exercise as well because I don't feel like I'm sweating enough to call it a real workout, although it does leave you sore!


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I think that "Pilates for Dummies" is ideal for beginners!
 
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I use the Windsor, I have the 20 minute workout which is good, I got suckered into the Bun and Thigh and Ab, which are good as well. I was doing pilates on the machines (when I was able to work a trade with my instructor to do her books) I couldn't afford it, but if you can take advantage of the machines, it the only workout that I haven't minded doing. I didn't lose weight, but I REALLY toned and got stronger and felt great.
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I just bought DENISE AUSTIN,POWER YOGA PLUS which is supposed to be a mix of yoga and pilates workouts for all fitness levels... ( on ebay) I'm waiting to get it still..
Right now I'm doing TaeBo.. but I get annoyed sometimes because of all the yelling from one of Billy Blank's "helpers.. I wanna tell her to shut up sometimes.
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