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Yoga for Athletes (2005)

Kimberly Fowler  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kimberly Fowler
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: YAS Productions
  • DVD Release Date: December 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F1HX1I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,774 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Yoga for AthletesTM is the ideal complement for any sports enthusiast looking to build strength, stamina and flexibility. Whether a novice or experienced yoga practitioner, this DVD will increase performance and help reduce the risk of sports related injuries.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by a friend, and met expectations April 5, 2007
I was interested in incorporating yoga into my training routine, and this program was recommended by a friend. It was exactly what I expected, and after three weeks of use, I can see that I am getting the desired results (greater flexibility, core strength, body control).

Some of the routine was difficult for me at first, and some parts of the routine remain challenging even as I have progressed. The jacket recommends watching the entire video at least once before participating, and I would say that is good advice - when you are working out, it allows you to concentrate on the verbal cues without constantly interrupting the movement/position to look at the tape.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Athlete's New Best Friend! February 19, 2008
This is an awesome yoga practice for all levels! While it doesn't take you through the advanced poses like headstands, arm balances, etc., the clever sequencing takes you through every pose that your body really needs - just none of the injury prone poses that help us show off! This practice will keep you safe while focusing on all the muscle groups the athlete particularly needs - basic stretching, hip openers, Warrior I-III, and plenty of pushups if you choose to accept that challenge:-) If not, you can always do them on your knees. Kimberly Fowler's voice and pacing are very nice, and her attitude is encouraging and non-judgemental. While she doesn't try to provide the spiritual guidance running rampant among yoga teachers, she does say that this is a natural bi-product of a yoga practice in her website Q&A. Personally, I like that she is cool with letting each of us experience our own personal spiritual journey and focuses on guiding us through a very efficient and focused practice. I use this DVD regularly and can't wait for the next one! I liked it so much that I also purchased the IPOD download version!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD for Runners June 15, 2008
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I was looking for a yoga DVD to compliment my running and this is the best that I have found. It is a great, and easy to follow, workout.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoga without the attitude October 13, 2006
I've been hearing about this program for some time but was never into the idea of yoga. Everyone kept telling me, you've got to get this DVD because it will change your life. I have to say that it has. I am an athlete and since I started using the Yoga for Athletes DVD I have not been injured, I'm better at my sports and feel amazing. You have to try it. It will raise your performance to another level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I laugh a little about this one May 14, 2014
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I had it in my mind that I was going to do this workout and suddenly become 20 years younger.
First of all, the instruction is good. I consider myself a complete beginner in the world of yoga, but I was a competitive athlete for over 20 years, just not yoga or aerobics.
After hearing friends, my wife, my wife's friends talk about not liking yoga because it's too slow, I thought it would be perfect for me. My goal wasn't really to feel 20 years younger. It was to limber up my body so I could start working out full-time again, including jogging.
This was my experience the first time I tried this DVD, by the fourth movement, I was saying, "I should have watched this before trying it". There's nothing overly slow about this workout. I would even say it's more of a mid-paced workout.
It does help though. I was very happy to see the movement on the floor that causes your back to pop. I couldn't remember how to do that.
After a few weeks of trying to keep up, I decided to take the movements that helped me most and just do those. In that sense, this is a very good instructional video. I picked up some knowledge I can do without watching the video.
I rated it a 4 simply because I don't know how realistic the DVD is. I can actually stretch and bend further than my wife, but there were a few moves on here that I couldn't do. Other than that, it helps me to do it twice a week to stay limber. I would still recommend it for athletes and former athletes. It gives a good stretch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good workout July 21, 2013
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The workout itself is is pretty good, and it's a nice flow. I finish feeling like I got a good yoga workout. I don't know why the marketing, music (lack there of) and philosophy on the box is so "anti traditional meditative yoga" because it's very similar to most yoga classes I go to as far as the sequences and poses. Anyway I enjoy doing it.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yoga DVD on Market!! October 10, 2006
This is the perfect Yoga DVD for anyone who is athletic and wants to increase their strength and flexiblity. Kimberly Fowler instructs in a no-nonsense, intense way that is very informative for the average person.

I feel energized every time I finish the video and my flexibility has increased immensely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good workout April 16, 2014
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I liked this DVD because it just stuck to the basics of yoga for building strength and flexibility without any of that other nonsense.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good yoga workout with clear directions
I am an avid yogi and former runner. I find this video a great addition to my home yoga library- not super intense but good workout and very good guidance. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tonya W. Farina
5.0 out of 5 stars Good workout
Bought for a high school soccer player. She liked it and found it VERY challenging, but not too challenging that she never wanted to do it again. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mom3
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I had never done a day of yoga in my life before purchasing this DVD. I found it really helped my flexibility and performance on the bike and run by just doing the video 2-3 times... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jason M Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I bought this for my son, who is a collegiate baseball player. He likes it very much - says it's a great workout with lots of core work and stretches that are very good for him.
Published 9 months ago by Julianne Veal
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what it says
I tried a couple of yoga classes around 10 years ago when I lived in a more populated area and I was too impatient to deal with it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Downeast
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Fowler's technique is awesome, especially for beginners. I love incorporating yoga into my weekly routine, the perfect compliment to cardio! Read more
Published on July 20, 2012 by FDP
5.0 out of 5 stars I should start by saying I've never like yoga...
Though I admit the benefits of yoga are tremendous, I've always found it to be
a boring process and usually can't wait for a class to be over. Read more
Published on June 20, 2012 by B. Naimy
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like the real thing
I recently moved from Venice, California to North Carolina. I was truly missing my regular visits to YAS. Read more
Published on January 5, 2012 by Wendy Gardner
3.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't Impressed with how it started
As someone who is training to be a runner and has suffered back and knee injuries in my in devour to remain fit into my 40's and beyond, I needed a trainer to help me with my... Read more
Published on September 27, 2011 by Dano
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best yoga DVD
I've tried about 8 or so yoga DVDs and this one is by far the best. It's a complete workout that's no nonsense. The pacing is good and moves along. Read more
Published on August 15, 2011 by GR
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