Beginner Pilates in Detail plus 2 Progressive Workout Sequences
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PREVIEW: Easy to follow instructions guide you to achieve the enviable “Pilates Body”: toned, trim muscles; a flat stomach; better balance and posture; muscle and joint flexibility; a foundation of strength and ability for any sport you enjoy.
2-DVD SET: DISC 1: the 7 Beginner exercises in detail. Learn the purpose of each and how to perform it for maximum gains with no wasted energy. Run Time: 1 hr 46 min. DISC 2: once you know “the Beginner 7”, follow one of the two 15-20 min Progressive Workouts for a boost of energy for mind and body.
ACHIEVE: Blast that muffin top and love handles in record time! Lose dress sizes fast. Improve your posture and body image. Make age irrelevant in the way you look and feel. Wear clothes you haven’t worn in years. Fall in love with the new you every time you look in the mirror!
INSIDER’S INFO: Michaela was certified in “classical Pilates” at the New York studio set up by J. Pilates himself. As a customer says … “She breaks each exercise down into its parts: breathing sequence, arm movements, powerhouse/core, leg movements and shows modifications for each level of Pilates skill so that you can start as a beginner and improve your technique to higher levels as you get stronger and more skilled.”
SURPRISING FACTS: There are many “mini Pilates” moves you can do sitting, standing, even driving. Available in "Pilates on the GO" DVD. “Pilates Principles and Basics” allows you to learn more about "why" and "how" of Pilates. See the 4-DVD SET "The CORE of Pilates".
HI AGAIN! Here is a little extra info on why clients LOVE my Videos.
IDEAL FOR HOME USE ... lots of visual anchors and reminders are provided so you can safely learn on your own, though you will feel like I'm right beside you. This feature alone got my dvds the vote: "an ideal workout dvd for beginners", "best workout dvd for women", "best ab workout dvd for women", “great exercise dvds for women over 50" and "fabulous senior workout dvd".
LIGHT HEARTED & HUMOROUS ... did you know that laughing builds Core Strength and elevates the spirit? I'm your gentle teacher - the “Love-inatrix” not the “Dom-inatrix”. I consistently strive to bring you the "best workout dvd" regardless of the theme: Lower Back Strengthening and Core Exercises with Pilates dvd, Toning Arms, Butt and Thigh Workout dvd, Stretching Exercises dvd for Morning and Bedtime, Posture Exercise dvd, Improve Balance dvd, and a complete line of Foam Roller dvd for Stretching, Massaging and Strength that incorporate Yoga and Pilates moves.
COMPASSIONATE ... I learned from my crippling back pain experience at the age 35 that the human body needs consistent “stretch and strength” practice, and the safest way to progress is step-by-step. Each move has a "stretch and strength" component and you will find plenty of “feel good” lower back pain stretches for weak backs. When your muscles are sufficiently conditioned you will breeze through and be ready for more difficult workouts. The body can change so much with even 10 minutes of exercise a day!
EDUCATIONAL ... I explain the “why/how” details of each maneuver because it helps most people memorize faster. Once you remember the move and your muscles automatically engage, you will surprise yourself with your renewed strength and performance in all of your activities.
TIMELESS ... because Core Strength is essential to excel in sports or even to walk safely, no matter how strong your core muscles already are, they can always get stronger. Regardless of your age and physical condition, you will find exciting ab workout segments, including side abs,
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I have bought many Pilates Beginner/Intermediate DVDs and Michaela Sirbu's "Beginner Pilates in Detail" is the best instructional video for a beginner who wants to learn the 7 basic Pilates exercises well. Her instructions are detailed and clear and easy to understand and follow. She breaks each exercise down into its' parts: breathing sequence, arm movements, powerhouse/core, leg movements and shows modifications for each level of Pilates skill so that you can start as a beginner and improve your technique to higher levels as you get stronger and more skilled.
If you are just starting Pilates, as I am (2 months), I highly recommend these 2 DVDS !!!!
What I most like about your DVDs is that you explain things so very simply. More than that, you give the reason for each move. Maybe not everybody needs to know why, or what, is being worked in a given exercise, but I do. Your demeanour is pleasant and assuring; you smile and giggle from time to time, which makes the viewer feel you're human and likeable; you give us an "out" (i.e. do what we can, don't strain, build toward maximum achievement, etc.); your accent is exotic, which somehow gives the viewer confidence in your ability; and you "speak" to your audience through eye contact.
Repetition is so important when learning the basics of any endeavour. I am glad to see that you employ this method, as the volume of information can be overwhelming to the beginner. In fact, you stated that at the outset.
I really like how you demonstrate the manoeuvre at the start of each segment, then break it down and explain each element. That is perfect. The intelligent, serious student "gets" that.
By the way, my wife also picked up your Foam Roller video - she loves it! She got me to roll my back and thighs on it a few times too, and although it was painful to start, I can see how my legs and back feel looser already. Thanks a lot for your great videos! (Cipi, Feb 8, 2011)