Do you consider yourself a workout buff trying to find new and exciting challenges? A body molding guru looking for more ways to look the way you want? Or are you just starting out and figured, “Why not try Pilates first and see where it takes me!” No matter the reason, I can get you the information you need on this highly rewarding, workout activity!
Trust me, I know there are a ton of options out there, and I can just hear you asking me, "What is the best Pilates DVD for beginners?" And, "Is there such a thing as the 'best Pilates workout DVD'?" I can answer with 100% conviction, YES!
In this article, I will go over what I believe are the five top Pilates DVDs and what exactly you get with each of these fantastic choices.
Top Rated Pilates DVD Reviews
Cassey Ho is an excellent instructor, and she really knows how to get you to enjoy working out. If you get bored easily when working out or you just need a change of pace, I would recommend you jump into this fun and engaging DVD.
Just remember if you’re going to have this much fun while working out, then you are going to be a bit more sore than usual. But that is greatly outweighed by the feeling of success and joy of completing a session with Cassey.
In case it isn’t obvious as to why this is one of the best Pilates workout DVDs out there I’ll just tell ya, it’s because it’s fun while helping you to get real results. Now go have some fun!
For those of you who already know the basics and don’t exactly have the time to go through those standard 30-minutes-to-an-hour sessions have I got a great option for you!
"10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body" is the best Pilates video for those short on time who don’t want to give up their awesome body! The best part about this video is that there are five quick (yes, only 10 minutes) and rewarding workouts, and they are separated by body parts.
If you are already happy with your arms, belly, buns, and thighs then there are two other options. They focus on keeping everything toned, and they help with your posture, which helps you to look more confident in your everyday life.
A word of caution for any of you wanting to give this a go: It is one of the most fast-paced of them all (since you do have to get a full workout in 10 minutes) and requires you to know the basics. I would not suggest trying this if you are still learning the fundamentals of Pilates.
Ok so let’s say you’ve been hitting Pilates hard, and you are doing great in every area except your buns. Or maybe it's your hips, waistline, or abs?
Denise Austin has seven amazing and powerful sections that go over those problem issues, along with power abs, the core, and her own Pilates challenge. The first time I tried this, I was only on an intermediate level. The core was easy enough. The other sections kicked my buns.
This video is definitely for the more advanced. Since I started, I finished it so I can tell you it's going to hurt, but if you tend to like things overly challenging at first, then this is for you, you might never need another video once you get this one into your collection!
I believe that Trim, Tighten and Tone is the best Pilates DVD for toning and weight loss. It is ideal for all you beginners and even more fun for those like me that are a little more advanced in the art of Pilates.
I say this because both instructors are in every session. The primary instructor is doing the more advanced form of the workout, and the “sidekick” of the session is doing the basic form. Another great reason for this being the best is the diversity of the sessions and the attitude of the instructors.
These two instructors use a lethal combination of cardio and Pilates that is second to none and will get you where you need to go, and fast.
Let’s go over what I believe to be the best Pilates DVD for beginners.
I would recommend "Element: Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners" hands down. Besides the stunning location in which the video was filmed, you get to enjoy slowly going through every basic Pilates move while listening to the background noise that is the ocean while doing so.
Not only do they teach you these must know for a beginner but they make sure you work for your desired body. The workouts may seem easy but rest assured, go through an entire session, and you will feel the work you did and feel great for doing it.
So now you have no excuse, there is no way out this time. Each of these amazing videos can get you where you need to go. You just need to do what I did and muster the will to make it work.
I know that statement was way harder than that just sounded! Whether you’re a single gal or married with kids, just married or just have kids, always busy or just simply don’t know where to start there is always a great way to get an amazing workout using Pilates.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and buy these videos, and I promise you won’t regret it.
If you decide that Pilates isn’t you thing, you can always try some of our preferred yoga DVDs to get your workout on at home.
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