10 Minute Solution: Pilates for Beginners
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We have the solution for you, the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we've developed 5 Pilates workouts that are just 10 minutes apiece. Each segment teaches the fundamental techniques and proper form required to reach those fantastic results that only Pilates can deliver! Compact and ultra-efficient, the 10 minute sessions fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts, mix and match your favorites to fit your schedule each day, or do them all together for one incredible, body sculpting 50 minute beginning Pilates workout.
In this set you'll use proper positioning to strengthen your abdominals with maximum benefit, and you'll streamline your waistband using core fundamentals.
Lower Body Basics:
Learn how to stabilize your torso as you sculpt your hips, glutes and thighs. As a bonus, you'll get a nice core challenge workout while you create those long, lean legs.
Upper Body Basics:
This fluid segment will not only tone and trim your arms, but also help you develop beautiful definition in your back and shoulders.
Total Body Combo:
In these all-body exercises your hips, spine and shoulders will work harmoniously to strengthen and tone your body from head to toe. Look forward to a new lean physique!
Long & Limber Stretch:
This relaxing sequence can help you improve your posture while using Pilates principles to stretch your legs, spine and shoulders.
Top Customer Reviews
I trembled here, and you will too. I loved the modifications she showed for the Hundred and the Roll Up in the Core Basics segment, and my triceps were burning halfway through the Upper Body segment- burning as in I needed to skip a few reps, and I felt them for the rest of the workout. I liked the set up for the Lower Body sequence, although Ronde de Jambe might be a bit much for someone just starting out with Pilates and she showed no modifications. I really, really loved the Stretch segment, particularly the Lunge sequence to stretch the hip flexors. Ah, heaven!
Recommended for the beginner to learn basics and anyone else who wants to get a connected Pilates workout.
In this set you'll learn to use proper positioning and breathing to strengthen your abdominals with maximum benefit using core fundamentals of Pilates. You start with slow crunches to heat up the core and then went right into the classic 100 (hold crunch position and flutter arms) with legs at 90 or straight out position. Slowly curl down and then roll up bone by bone into seated "c curl." Next, take both hands on one knee with other leg stretched out and switch legs. Do 8 criss-cross elbow-to-knee moves. Lie on your side and stack legs on top of each other. Lift legs up. Switch sides. Lie on back. Bring legs up to table top position (bent legs). Roll body down without assistance of arms, if able. Do that a few times and then done.
Lower Body Basics
This section teaches you how to stabilize your torso as you sculpt your hips, Glutes and thighs. You will also use your core. Lie on your back. Slowly roll hips up and then down. Hold in this position. Next are table top leg hinges. Roll hips up. Lift first one leg up and hold the other in table top position. Then set leg back into starting position and roll hips down. Switch legs. Keep switching lifted leg a few times. Next, put one leg on ground and lift the other straight in air.Read more ›
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Two exceptions - I did have problem with the knee pushups with the feet in the air - that hurt my knees, and I just don't have the upper body strength yet, so I punked out halfway. Same with a side raise that went just that bit longer than I could do. But if I can only not do 2 exercise in 50 minutes she's doing things right.
One thing I noticed is that my neck is twinging slightly from some of the exercises with unsupported neck raise, I might look to see if there is a way to do a modification. People with neck problems might want to be proactive and do a modification from the beginning.
The instructor has a calm, measured approach that is obviously the result of a lot of advance scripting - some people might find that a bit stiff, but I actually really appreciated that she took the time to make sure of what she was going to say. A lot of workout instructors just have the weirdest things come flying out of their mouths. Lara's cuing was right on the money, and her explanations made sense.
In all, this is a really great exercise video, and I think it'll find a regular rotation... first exercise video in a while that has made me feel this positively!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have to agree with the others who say this is not for Beginners. I have done other Beginner Pilates videos and they were way too slow, but this one has some really hard moves. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Java
I have done Pilates for years. I have enjoyed the routines and especially the 10 minute stretch. Often 10 minutes is all the time I have and this fits in perfectly.Published 1 month ago by JH
This DVD is horrible for a beginner. She moves way to fast! I would definitely look around for something that is truly for beginners.Published 2 months ago by Mishelle
If you are just starting out this is a great video. Not only does she do the easy exercises with you she then tells you how to bump it up if you want for the last couple of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tia
After going to an in-person pilates class (and loving it!), I decided to try the 10-Minute Solution DVD for use at home. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer