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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
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
i have some great pilates dvd's that i bought from gaiam.com 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
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
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
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
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