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Pilates Core Challenge with Ana Caban (2007)

Ana Cabn  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ana Cabn
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • 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: Gaiam - Fitness
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,245 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

  • Pilates pose guide
  • Meet Ana Caban

Editorial Reviews

This DVD is beautifully shot against a stunning outdoor backdrop and features award-winning instructor Ana Caban. Extras include Pilates pose guide and meet Ana Caban feature.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gaiam's Reformer on the Mat offering August 20, 2008
This dvd has two workouts- the main workout about 41 minutes long, and the express about 18 minutes long. I'd say it is high-intermediate. The movements are all based on reformer movements that have been adapted for the mat. The main workout includes: the Footwork series, the Hundred, Coordination, the Rowing Series, the Pulling Straps Series, Backstroke, Teaser, Short Box Round, Flat Back, Side to Side, Twist, Tree, Long Stretch, Elephant, Arabesque, Stomach Massage Series, Short Spine, Thigh Stretch, Kneeling Arm Series (many of the movements have show up in other releases with weights, and done standing or in the Rowing Position), Snake, Tic Toc, Frog, Running, Pelvic Lift, Side Plank, Mermaid, Side Splits, Standing Saw, Front Split Series, Standing Straddle Stretch, Around the World and Running in Place. The express version contains a condensed bit of those movements, plus some standing balance and jumping movements.

I found the pace to be a little slower than I'd perform them myself. Had these been done "at pace", I'd say this was straight up advanced. However, I disagree with the reviewers who say that some of these movements are too easy. As Pilates himself said, "If it's easy, you're doing it wrong." The Rowing and Kneeling exercises might draw the most criticism in that respect, but only if you aren't consciously working all of the muscles of your powerhouse. The most difficult Pilates exercises are those where you have to supply the resistance, and that is going to be the case for many of these Reformer on the Mat movements.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! April 10, 2007
By JennyRN
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After taking classes, I now do pilates at home and love Ana Caban. This dvd features some very creative and challenging pilates moves and the background is absolutely beautiful. This would be appropriate for those who are intermediate or feel comfortable with her intermediate mat workout, and very challenging but still appropriate for beginners familiar with pilates.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pilates Core Challenge March 24, 2008
I've been doing the Pilates intermediate tape with Ana Caban for a month or two and wanted to try this to alternate between the two. I've only done it a couple of times and think it is aptly named. I found it was challenging and I was quite pleased that there were a significant number of exercises that were different from the Intermediate tape. I find Ana Caban is very clear with her instructions and easy to follow. Overall I'm pleased with it.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD PROGRAM, NOT EASY TO FOLLOW April 30, 2009
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I like this workout, but it is difficult to follow for the following reasons:
1. The camera angles are not the best. For instance, the instructor may say to start an exercise with your legs apart, but you can't tell visually whether to put them together throughout the remainder of the exercise.
2. You have to wait for one or more repetitions to find out when to inhale and exhale.
3. Instructor's pants sometimes obscure her feet, so you can't see the proper position at all times.
4. The "meet the instructor" section does not contain sufficient general information on pilates positions, breathing, core work and terms for one relatively new to pilates such as myself.

I think I will get more comfortable with the program as I use it more and more, as it appears this information can be derived from some portion of the instruction and then memorized for later use, but, when you first attempt to do the exercises, it is hard to discern the positions and the appropriate time to breathe. I am also not convinced that I understand the proper way to use the core muscles in the exercises. Nevertheless, it is a good program, and would be even better if you already knew these things, or could get them from another source.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for lower back pain February 26, 2010
By Kate
I broke a disk in my back 1/09 (L5S1) and then re-injured what was left from a bad cough. This has been the only Pilates DVD that has really given me pain relief. I've tried Crunch Fitness pilates, 10 minute pilates and they were either extremely slow, boring or did not remind me to keep my lower back in the right spot. Purchased as a twin pack at Target.....well worth it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality video July 19, 2007
By Doug
This DVD is really my first exposure to pilates, but I find the difficulty to be an appropriate level. The 20- and 40-minute workouts both seem to be okay for a beginner or intermediate.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workout March 21, 2009
I have been doing pilates for at least 5 years now and I was sick of doing the same tapes over and over. I recently discovered exercise TV on demand and that is where I originally found this workout. They only have workouts for a certain amount of time so I ordered this DVD from Amazon. I got it home and was surprised the workout was 20 minutes longer on the DVD AND it came with a shorter express workout as well! I LOVED IT! I am pretty in shape and I found this to still be challenging and a really good workout. It's 40 minutes long and low impact, but if you don't have the time you can do the 20 minute express workout and still get a great workout. It not only works your abs and core but your whole body. I wouldn't recommend this for beginners however because some of the moves are very difficult and involve a lot of strength and balance. But Ana Caban is a great trainer and I would recommend her beginner and intermediate pilates DVDS to start off.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It Works
I enjoy both pilates and yoga, and I ordered this just to add something a little different to my routine since I'm easily bored with workouts. Read more
Published 1 month ago by highlandsreviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Ana Caban
She has excellent abdominal pilates videos and work very well. I have toned and lost belly fat using her videos.
Published 3 months ago by Amanda Harvin
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Ana is great and I love working out to her DVD's. It is worth the price and a great workout!
Published 4 months ago by cjand30
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I love this workout. When I have time to do the entire workout, not only do I feel like I'm getting a great workout, but I feel renewed. Read more
Published 8 months ago by monalisa
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
I have yet to feel the burn on my core. My core is more challenge with other Ana Caban DVDs such as Body Target Abs or Cardio Pilates. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Have other Ana Caban pilates DVDs and wanted some variety.
Have tried this routine several times. It is a bit more challenging for me so tend to use others more but don't regret getting it.
Published 10 months ago by Martha Jane Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Core-tacular
Ana is amazing. The exercises are challenging yet doable. I very much appreciated the modifications shown by the other person in the video. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Raeanne Niemer
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!!!!
I like Ana Caban, and the workout is not bad--- but it is so boring and the background music sucks. She doens't really explain the exercises all that well either. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anna Cordova
4.0 out of 5 stars Feeling it...
And by feeling it, I mean, I felt this workout the next day. Not too long, not too difficult, great pace. Great at home challenge.
Published 12 months ago by ReaderKate
5.0 out of 5 stars Dude! This s*** is crazy! CRAZY AWESOME!
This is the best best best Pilates work out EVER. I have been doing Pilates for a long time and I have yet to see a better DVD than this one! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Hollie Sramek
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