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10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body (2008)

Suzanne Bowen , Andrea Ambandos  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Suzanne Bowen
  • Directors: Andrea Ambandos
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AYWY7C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,221 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

No time to exercise? We have the solution for you- the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minute in their day, and we've developed 5 innovative workouts that are just 10 minutes each. Because many of the traits associated with the perfect Pilates body are dancer traits, these programs focus on Pilates and give you an added bonus - some subtle elements of dance training for graceful elegance. The quick workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate routines or do them all together for one incredible Pilates Perfect Body Workout.

Pilates Perfect Arms
Use light hand weights and your own body weight to beautifully sculpt your arms while also working your shoulders, upper back, and chest

Pilates Perfect Belly
Whittle your waist and flatten your tummy while you strengthen your entire core with innovactive twists on traditional Pilates moves.

Pilates perfect Buns & Thighs
This modern taken one classic mat Pilates will give you a perfectly toned and lifted lower body.

Pilates Perfect Silhouette
Compound Pilates exercises will efficiently tighten and tone all the right places, sculpting sexy curves where you want them and creating a gorgeous body line

Pilates Perfect Stretch
Using fluid motion, this stretch will make your everyday movements look more effortless and improve your posture, which is a key part of the Pilates Perfect Body.

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really really good :-0 August 26, 2008
To be honest, I must say that Pilates isn't my favourite type of workout and I normally avoid it, but I thought that buying a dvd like this where the pilates is 10 minutes long per segment, would be a great way for me to get to like it more and get better at doing it. I was right. This is a fantastic workout that anyone could do - even if you're like me who doesn't always enjoy it.
Suzanne is a great instructor - not intimidating in any way and instructs really well. She leads you through classic pilates mixed with dance and even strength-training to mix it up and make your results amazing. There is standing and floor work and a really good stretch at the end (or beginning if you play it that way). Overall, this is a routine done at a faster pace than normal with a little more intensity but it's fine if you are beyond a beginner exerciser. I think you need to already be familiar with Pilates to avoid getting frustrated that you don't know how to do the moves. My two favourite segments are the arms workout and the stretch.
I really enjoy this and as always, love knowing that I can do as little or as much as I'd like, or can fit in, and I know this is very effective. I really recommend it to intermediates and advanced exercisers.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Pilates Workout for intermediate to advanced January 11, 2009
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I considerd myself pretty well-versed in Pilates after mastering Lara Hudson's two DVDs and Suzanne's other "Slim and Sculp Pilates" DVD. I was excited when I found this DVD because I loved Suzanne in "Slim and Sculpt" and "Belly Blast." She is cute, fit, and gives GREAT instruction on form, timing, and breathing.

This DVD is nothing short of an amazing workout. My only caution is... don't use this as a beginner or if you are not familiar with Pilates moves. This is a fast-paced, high intensity workout.

The belly section is cool because it's not all the same tired pilates moves, and you can definetely feel it working.

The arm and shoulders uses not just the hand weights, but also just your own body weight to challenge you. Again, some new moves, and some variations on old ones. VERY EFFECTIVE. I can still barely keep up with it after months of doing it.

The Buns and Thighs is just as fast and just as effective. My husband likes watching me do the last move, where you are on your knees and you have to circle your hips. It may seem like a come on, but trust me, it's a great way to tone your thighs.

Silhouette is probably my favorite segment because you get to work all the muscles in your body at once. It's actually very fun and the 10 minutes is up before I know it.

The Stretch is quite beautiful. Suzanne moves so gracefully in this segment, you can't help but want to mimick her. It also leaves you feeling great. It will help you relax and ease any sore muscles. I would suggest isolating thi segment for use after ANY workout. Continuation of this stretching will help you become more graceful. The entire practice of Pilates has improved my posture, balance, coordination, and grace. Not to sound sexist, but that is why I love Pilates because I feel it was designed for women to help us stay sexy and still hold up that air of refinement at the same time.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pilates DVD workout August 26, 2008
By fit149
This pilates workout had my muscles shaking and burning in the first few reps.I loved every segment- It was very intense, easy to follow, and flowed very well. There are no fluffly moves in this workout- you can feel every exercise working. Suzanne is upbeat and keeps the workout moving...there is no room for boredom- this workout is so unique and creative. Every segment is so effective so you don't have to do the entire 5 segments. I was pleased to finish the workout with a great stretching segment, and trust me you need it after working so hard!!! This workout is definitely for all levels because she offers modifications. This is such a well-rounded workout. You will feel every muscle in your body worked!! My muscles felt stronger, more toned, and lengthened after doing this DVD. Pilates Perfect Body is a must have!!!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some twists, but not what I'd hoped for December 17, 2008
I bought this DVD because it was described in other places as a fusion between the Lotte Berk Method and Pilates. In the intro, Bowen pretty much says the same thing. I am a Pilates and yoga instructor, and my class participants have enjoyed the barre twists I've included. I was hoping that this would provide some innovative choreography ideas. While I found a few of the movements useful, overall this was not what I wanted. Further, I question the efficacy and safety of some of the movements.

I did like Bowen's variation on the Criss Cross and part of the Corkscrew, and I thought she included a nice stretch segment at the end. She also gets points for including extension (back) exercises in the "belly" segment, which a lot of Pilates practices ignore. I also liked her inclusion of "knee dancing", a fun Lotte Berk movement that can get into the legs and abs pretty well.

What I didn't like, off the top of my head: the head up for Corskcrew- why destabilize your upper spine when you're rotating your lower spine; the position of the legs for the Hundred- while it certainly does engage the inner thighs, the outer hips are being overstretched- again, why compromise stability; the circular movements of the arms with weights, especially when they are extended behind the body- most people are pretty tight through their shoulders, and many would find that uncomfortable.

The variations on the side series were okay- nothing special that hasn't been seen before. Same would apply to the Silhouette/Total Body segment, which combined Pilates movements with Ballet. I feel like Lara Hudson's Rapid Results Pilates, which I liked a little bit better, did a better job with that.

Bottom line: there are both better Pilates and Pilates-fusion workouts out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good arm workout
I was looking for an arm workout in Pilateswhich I've had a hard time finding. This one has some very nice stretches that feels great and seem to do the job.
Published 3 days ago by Tracy Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
One of the best workouts! So worth the money! Beautiful studio which only adds to the appeal of the video.
Published 12 days ago by fitnhealthy
1.0 out of 5 stars DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
This video is awesome, so I bought a copy for my mother in law for Christmas. When she went to use it, there was this weird swirly "film" printed all over the cd and the cd... Read more
Published 21 days ago by JaLabu
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Pilates DVD
I have been doing this Pilates DVD for over a year now. It got me toned for my wedding and I really love the instructor. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body
It takes a bit more effort and as an older woman, I just have to stick with it. I can see the changes and feel better. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Fernando Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Focused..... great results
Have another 10 Minute Pilates Solution from Suzanne Bowen... love it and really like this one as well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SouthFLBarb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout!!
Ok, get ready cause this gal is about to kick your butt! These are incredibly challenging and amazing workouts that will leave you a little sore but it works fast if you stick to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kristina
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to do in few minutes
I've enjoyed doing this cd nearly every day. It tones my muscles nicely. It also only takes about half an hour or less to do.
Published 2 months ago by kristine
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine Workout
I feel results and this is a good workout. It just isn't my favorite and I don't use it much.
Published 3 months ago by FunOneOrMore
4.0 out of 5 stars Just enough
Good for a quick blast of energy. However, would suggest her 20 minute workouts "Tighten Tone and Torch". Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beautiful
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