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My Favorite Workout DVD,
This review is from: Crunch - Pick Your Spot Pilates (DVD)
Ellen Barrett's Pick Your Spot Pilates is a 40 minute Pilates workout divided into 4 sections: abs, back, legs, and total workout. Each one is made to be done individually, but you also have the option of completing them together in one sitting.
This is by far my favorite Pilates video, and I couldn't recommend it higher to someone who wants a good cross training video to stretch and build the stability muscles that are so important to healthy running and other sports.
Over the past few years though, this has become my go-to video. I will admit, it's pretty easy compared to some other videos that I have. But that's why I like it. I work hard when I run, so on days between I want a way to stretch and strengthen, but still have energy to go out and run the next day. For that, this video is perfect. After completing it I feel relaxed and stronger.
I am a big fan of the multi-segment format. On days when I don't feel like doing anything I can usually sit down to do this video, telling myself that I only have to do the first 10 minute segment. After 10 minutes though, I almost always find myself feeling better, and I usually end up doing the full 30 minute workout.
I am not hard-core into Pilates and yoga, as you may have guessed from my review. So I can't comment on how this video would work out for someone who is. But for anyone else looking for an effective video with an instructor who is not obnoxious or overbearing, this is the one.