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Rael Pilates 3 Pack

Rael Isacowitz , Kristi Cooper White  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Rael Isacowitz, Kristi Cooper White
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Razor
  • DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000641ZUO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,573 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Rael Isacowitz is a master of the Pilates system and demonstrates his extraordinary talent to teach authentic and pure Pilates to all levels of enthusiasts. This fantastic 3-pack includes System 7 for the seven fundamental positions, System 17 for an additional 10 intermediate poses, and finally System 27 with 27 new poses designed for advanced students. 3 DVDs. 2003/color/118 min/NR.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT! November 8, 2007
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This set of 3 Pilates dvd's is the 3rd I've tried, the other 2 being Winsor Pilates and Classical Pilates with Consideration of the Neck and Back.

Mari Winsor is perky and friendly and her workout really is OK. But I borrowed her dvd from a friend, gave it back, and did some research on Pilates and Pilates dvd's.

That led me to the Classical dvd and to Rael's set of 3 dvd's.

The instruction on the Classical dvd was poor. Having back problems, I tried to stick with it a few times, thinking it would be the best way to get my back in shape again, but gave it up in frustration and turned to Rael.

What a difference! Rael is thorough, knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher (he's been a Pilates Master for over 25 years and is known as "teacher of teachers"). His workout goes at a natural pace, his style is relaxing yet professional, and his dvd is very well done. He explains everything, reminds us when to inhale and when to exhale (basic stuff in Pilates, but unnatural to the beginner) and goes through the movements in a way that sets the foundation first, building upon it with each successive movement. This set of 3 dvd's is the next best thing to having Rael as your personal Pilates trainer.

For beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, Rael's dvd's are excellent!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout! December 17, 2007
I hate exercise. I've tried many different workouts, and I've hated all of them, so I'm very out of shape. One of my friends recommended that I try pilates, so I did some research and found that Rael's DVDs were highly recommended on many pilates websites. I popped the System 7 (the most basic) DVD in last night, and I had an exercise experience like nothing I've ever felt.

Rael is an amazing instructor. Some (many) exercise DVDs leave you wondering whether you're doing a movement properly. Rael explains all of the positions so thoroughly that I knew exactly what I was doing wrong (even if I don't yet have the muscle strength to do the exercises properly yet). He also explained exactly how I should be breathing on each exercise and explained which muscles I should feel working. He even told me which parts of my body should be relaxed during specific exercises. At the end of the workout, my body felt relaxed and refreshed, which is something I've never felt from exercise. The stress from my day had also melted away. And I'm only on the first workout! I can't wait to master the system 7 positions and move on to the more advanced positions.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but 3 pack is unnecessary November 19, 2007
By SM
I am a complete beginner to Pilates and haven't exercised in about five years. I found the first 2 DVDs in the series to be completely unchallenging. The instructions in the 3rd DVD are complete and sufficient to pick up the basics of Pilates without having to endure the boredome of the first 2 DVDs. It's a challenging workout with a wonderful pace. Just get the Rael 27 DVD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the back! September 23, 2010
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I sit at a computer chair all day and my back is very unhappy about it. Enter the System 7 disc. You might think of Pilates as being great for the stomach, but I find System 7 to be excellent for my spine, especially the knots and soreness along my upper back. It lets me stretch it out while also strengthening my core to give me better posture. I don't sweat or groan when I do it, although I do feel the burn in my abs the next day as well as the relief and loosening in my back. By contrast, System 17 kicks my butt. Definitely sweating and groaning there and a great, solid workout. I haven't mustered the courage to try System 27 yet, but based on the first two discs, it should be great for someone more fit and determined than I am. ;-)

If you're looking for other good back relief discs, check out Yoga Zone's Sunrise & Sunset and Rodney Yee's A.M. Yoga (part of the A.M. and P.M. Yoga DVD).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic and excellent May 12, 2007
By Gail J
I think this is a great, basic pilates video. No equipment to purchase. Rael is very soothing to listen to. I think it is a good challenge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars personal instruction at home May 17, 2010
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The 3 pack gives you an opportunity to learn and master each level before progressing to the next. Rael is an amazing teacher with many years of experience which I believe enables him to cue so thoroughly each of the exercises, because he is aware of common misalignment and tendencies practitioners do, so he addresses them which helps you to be aware and make corrections. He teaches in a way that you will pick up deeper levels of instruction the more you improve and are ready to hear and assimilate the next layer. I love his accent and choice of descriptive words, they put a smile on my face, which makes the challenging portions more enjoyable. In comparison to Stott Pilates, I think they're great to get started, but I get so much more instruction and knowledge from Rael.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rael Pilates 3 Pack DVD April 27, 2010
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I was quite looking forward to this DVD series after reading Rael Pilates book which is a fantastic Pilates book with good explanations and examples. However, this DVD series were disappointing. The system 7 is only 7 exercises, it flows beautifully but too short and not worth it. The system 17 is the same 7 exercises as in the 7 with a few more 'difficult' variations, which is an improvement. However the best of the series is system 27 which feels like a more compressive work. Overall, the best about this set or Rael's 'workouts' are the flow and transitions between the exercises. In that respect I didn't get disappointed. Rael Pilates 3 Pack
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for a beginner like me
I've never tried Pilates so this DVD is a very good introduction. The instructions are clear and the workouts are demanding enough to produce results, but not so demanding as to be... Read more
Published 7 months ago by James D Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars just awesome
Me and my wife saw the DVD at least 40-50 times, all the cds were useful. Good job guys. Worth investing
Published 12 months ago by san
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
This is a great DVD for beginners because it illustrates all pilates poses very well and explains the breathing. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sauna
4.0 out of 5 stars Workin' out
Rael does a nice job of going in a slow pace, He needs to check his compliments
to his assistants, they are not always doing it the way he has complimented them.
Published 17 months ago by Murphy van Benschoten
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Pilates teacher
Rael teaches classic, Pilates, and really emphasizes proper alignment and execution of the exercises, which is something that so many teachers and videos neglect. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Adriann Altizer
5.0 out of 5 stars This product has been what I expected it to be and and it has been...
This product has been what I expected it to be and and it has been very useful for its purpose
Published 19 months ago by Travis J Whalen
5.0 out of 5 stars Rael Pilates 3 pack
Rael Pilates is the most superb Pilates instructional video I have ever seen! The price was great and I use this video daily! Read more
Published 19 months ago by Beverly Laila Nickerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Rael is the ultimate Pilates instructor and his set of three DVDs is the perfect progression for the new or experienced Pilates student. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Donna Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sequence of Pilate exercises
Great pace, excellent selection of exercises and the best sequence. Each DVD builds on the less difficult so once you reach advanced you can share each of the other DVDs with... Read more
Published 20 months ago by femchemeng
4.0 out of 5 stars All Levels Happy
I have taken and video-classed many a Pilates program. Rael's Pilates is top of the field in terms of addressing the reasons each exercise is performed, how it should look and feel... Read more
Published 21 months ago by CA
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