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DVD Review: 10 Minute Solution Rapid Results Pilates

I was pleased with the other Pilates DVD I reviewed from the 10 Minute Solution series, so I decided to give 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Pilates ($11) a try. Like the slim and sculpt workout, this DVD consists of several 10-minute workouts that you can mix and match: buns and thighs, arms and shoulders, waist slimmer, slim and sleek stretch, and a total-body workout. You can do the routines all in a row for a hearty 50-minute workout or take them one at a time when you have 10 minutes to spare. To find out what I thought of this DVD,


If you're looking for a basic but strenuous Pilates workout, this DVD is hard to beat. The moves aren't too complicated, and instructor Lara Hudson is matter-of-fact and easy to follow if you're a beginner. However, if you're more intermediate in your skill, this workout also isn't too easy. It covers all of the Pilates fundamentals, and it moves fast enough that you'll definitely feel the burn — particularly if you do all five workouts in a row.

Aside from the arm workout, which uses small dumbbells, there is no equipment necessary. My favorites were definitely the waist slimmer and the buns and thighs segments, but I really like that you can mix and match the order depending on your preference. I will definitely be dipping into this DVD again.

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