CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


how to do pilates at home?

someone suggested this to me- is this something I can do with a DVD or do I need special equipment?

Mon. Oct 8, 9:14am

Add comment  
No special equipment needed :) There are a lot of good pilates videos out there. I actually found some at the library. I found one I really liked so I bought it.

I've never taken a class but a friend of mine has and she said she liked learning everything from an instuctor and getting a bit of personal instruction so she knew she was doing it right when she did it at home.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 3:42 PM

Add comment
i have some great pilates dvd's that i bought from from the clearance section. they were originally around 40 bucks, but i got 5 dvd's (in a set-am, pm, midday, for energy, for relaxation) with a 'starter kit" of a mat, a foam block and a strech band for less than 10 dollars. i love doing it at home!! no prep time needed for a trip away to the gym or the cost of a class!!

Monday, October 08, 2007, 3:50 PM

Add comment
do you have a name for the gaiam pilates dvd- there are a couple there and I didn't see one on sale...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:05 AM

Add comment
the sales and clearance items, no doubt, will be different at different times, so i would just check back now and then to see what's available. i have a combination set with rodney yee and a woman whose name i don't remember. with the holiday season approaching, i would think that there will be a bunch of dvd's available soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 8:57 AM

Add comment
When you're looking at online reviews from people who've used a particular video, pay attention to comments about how well the instructor cues the moves. Pilates is considered "mindful exercise", and it only works if you are mentally focusing on executing a technique just as the instructor describes (often referred to as visualization). It's not like doing crunches, where you can tune out and whip off 50.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 11:26 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge