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Old 02-17-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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I know there have been posts before, but I can't find them and I reallyyyy need help getting back on th wagon.... it's miles away and simply a mirage now.

I bought a jogging stroller, so that will help me out with walking... and I have a stationary bike...

But, I have been interested in Pilates for a while.. since I have heard that it REALLY works. I have heard Winsor Pilates is great.. but, I need someone to give me a title/link.. just point me in the direction and I'll buy it! There are so many titles, and I have no idea which is good for beginners, but still effective.

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I don't do a lot of Pilates yet and am looking to get more into it. I have never done Winsor Pilates. I do have a good intro level dvd by Denise Austin called Pilates For Every Body. It only requires a resistance band and a chair. I actually did it today for the first time in a long time. I did it right after I had my first DD a couple years ago and I saw almost immediate (w/i 2 weeks) results.

You will probably find a lot of info in the Exercise forums here = http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/fitness-177/. Take a look around there.
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If you enjoy this workout, you might try her Personal Trainer workout, which is similar, but you can adjust it to your fitness level. It does not use the band. I also like her Ultimate Fat Burner (uses a step) and Shrink Your Female Fat Zones (uses a stability ball). She has some Pilates workouts as well; I have one of them and it's pretty challenging! But it's good.
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But I just wanted to add that I do Pilates but by Crunch. It's called "pick your spot" Pilates and it's cool. I like it but it's starting to flicker and I guess I scratched it so I am thinking of picking up this other Pilates DVD. I don't think it matters by whom.. just maybe look at your local WalMart?

Oh, and I LOVE Pilates! It's wonderful! I haven't done it since Monday and my abs still have a bit of a burn to them and it is fun to do.
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from here: Denise Austin videos

But I just wanted to add that I do Pilates but by Crunch. It's called "pick your spot" Pilates and it's cool. I like it but it's starting to flicker and I guess I scratched it so I am thinking of picking up this other Pilates DVD. I don't think it matters by whom.. just maybe look at your local WalMart?

Oh, and I LOVE Pilates! It's wonderful! I haven't done it since Monday and my abs still have a bit of a burn to them and it is fun to do.
I have the "Pick your spot pilates" and I love it!I like that you can work out all three target areas(abs,butt,thighs)all in one 30 minute workout,or you can pick a certain one to work on.
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Me too! I'm glad there is someone else on here that has it too.
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I have done winsor pilates, and i absolutly love it........the whole dvd series was only $20, it has a beginners, disc....that is very easily done, so much so your thinking is this working..then next day your like oh yeah this worked!!lol...the series comes with 5 discs!
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I normally use the advanced winsor, but I also have a thing about buying every pilates dvd i find and about a week ago i found one called "You can Do Pilates." Its a Leslie Sansone (from walk away the pounds) and it basically contains 2 workouts, one w/ bands, one without; the workouts introduce you really to the fundamentals of pilates. I would probably say that it is perfect for a beginner, i'm planning on purchasing several more copies to give to some of my friends who have been meaning to start.
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