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Winsor Pilates - does it work?

I bought my Winsor Pilates tapes a couple of years ago and have used them occasionally but never as a real exercise plan. I do notice the wonderful benifits of being flexible (I can actually grab my toes when I bend over!), and I swear it makes me more relaxed. I'm thinking on using the tapes for a real exercise plan because I'm burnt out on the gym right now.

Here's my question: Has anyone tried the weight loss plan that is suggested with the Winsor Pilates series? They suggest:
Pilates - 3 days a week for 20min. each session.
Cardio - either everyday or everyother day, specifically they suggest walking 3-5 miles which should take between 30-60min.

I'm just very curious to see if anyone has had success on this program.

Tue. Oct 25, 10:51am

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My personal trainer suggested something pretty similar so I assume it would work. (3 times a week, hour workout with her, mostly machines with a 10 minute cardo workout and body weight exercises) and 2 days of cardio on my own)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 10:59 AM

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Anyone else know?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005, 6:07 PM

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Okay, I'm going to renew this and throw it out there? I was just hooked by the informorcial, and order this morning....

Is anyone using these tapes or had success with them with other activity? Any tips or ideas would be great.... Thanks.

Friday, September 01, 2006, 10:14 AM

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I am a pilates instructor, and so my opinon might be biase but Yes pilates works. Pilates is wonderful for flattening out the tummy. What women does not want a flat belly. Pilates also uses your own reistance to strengthen your body. As a result of pilates you it may seem as if you grew, but proper alignment of the spine and posture and key to pilates so when you perform movements the right way you are decompompressing your spine.

I gained alot of weight when I was expecting my son, after his birth I did pilates every other day, and walked around the neighboorhood daily. That is all I did to loose the baby fat, it worked out great for me, so great that I looked into becoming a pilates teacher after that.

Pilates can be done daily. Walking/running as a form of cardio is great to combine with pilates.

Good luck let us know how it goes!

Friday, September 01, 2006, 10:45 AM

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I love Pilates. I have the Widsor dvds, just be carful because I ordered a set for my mom, different than the set I have and it was like aerobics, she hated it. I think it was called fat blasting, or something similar. There was not much Pilates in it. The ones I have are what I think to be the original dvd set. Hope this helps.

Friday, September 01, 2006, 11:13 AM

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I have the wp DVD and I haven't used it regularly even though I really like it and it's so short. Thank you for your post, one of my goals upon starting pt was to do pilates at least three days a week(which I haven't started yet) I am going to start it! You should too!

Friday, September 01, 2006, 8:30 PM

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I tried to order them too. When I called no one picked up the line. Where can I get these?

Sunday, September 03, 2006, 11:28 AM

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To 11:28,
If you have a Target where you live I have seen WP there before, I don't know if they carry it regularly or not, but it's worth a try.

Sunday, September 03, 2006, 7:51 PM

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there is a google link directly to the right of this thread- my guess is that if you want to buy wp, the ad might help you!

Sunday, September 03, 2006, 8:22 PM

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Pilates is Pilates

Pilates works -- whether you call it Winsor or Spencer, or something else. Pilates and diets work.

The plan is good.

Sunday, September 03, 2006, 9:28 PM

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