Skip Nav
Giving Up Dairy Changed My Body in So Many Surprising Ways
January Jump-Start Workouts
You Don't Need a Gym For This At-Home Workout Plan
Intermediate Workouts
No Space, No Equipment, No Problem: Our 20-Minute Apartment Workout

DVD Review: Winsor Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout

Move It at Home: Winsor Pilates 20 Minute Circle Workout

It is always fun to mix some accessories into a Pilates workout, and the magic circle is one of my favorite Pilates props. Mari Winsor (caution: The Winsor web site has automatic video/audio) has a 20 Minute Circle Workout DVD. This workout is short and to the point. Adding leg squeezes to ab work just seems to make the abs work more deeply. Plus it is nice to work lazy inner thighs! This DVD contains exercises that work all body parts, with an emphasis on the abs; it is Pilates after all.

In this DVD there are options for different levels of students. One of the three demonstrators does beginner versions of all the exercises. These variations would also work if you are dealing with a neck injury. One odd thing about the DVD is that the three demonstrators are all so well behaved, polished and choreographed there is an air of "finishing school" about the workout.

The DVD also includes a basic aerobic workout with Pilates lingo added into the mix. The aerobics or "Accelerated Fat Burning Workout" is fine, but I'll stick to Jamie King dance routines – thank you very much.

You can find the DVD on Amazon either used ($15) or new ($28). The DVD is available at the Winsor Pilates website but only in packages with other DVDs.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
ruyaip ruyaip 8 years
go to and they will help you in achieving what you want.. I have been there and i really am enjoying losing the weight. check it.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
aimeeb-- I can tell you that I had the flattest stomach ever due to that most of the movements are made using your midsection muscles and your stomach is sucked in for most of the workout. And I'm bottom heavy(wide hips and thick legs with wide calves) so my hips and buttocks area were slim-toned as well as my legs were beautifully toned. My jeans went from a size 10 to a 6. Of course, I did follow a healthier diet while I was practicing the Pilates.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Rosa-what kind of results?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Rosa-what kind of results?
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I too own the original Winsor Pilates videos and let me tell you I did the Pilates workout for three months straight and the results were outstanding!!!! Also, I think I was doing all the moves correctly because as a person with lower back pain, my back pain as well as my sleep improved alot.
LJDP LJDP 9 years
I own Mari Winsor's original 20 minute pilates DVD. After performing the exercises numerous times, I went to a live pilates class and found out I was doing the moves all wrong. If you are learning pilates, use a live teacher to correct your form, Mari can't see you through the TV screen, after all.
Review of Element Pilates Weight Loss For Beginners DVD
DVD Review: Jennifer Kries New Body Pilates
Move It at Home: Pilates Intermediate Mat Workout by Gaiam
Move It At Home: Winsor Pilates Bun & Thigh Sculpting
Picture of Celebrity at Winsor Pilates
Picture of Celebrity Leaving Winsor Pilates Studio
Move It at Home: Winsor Pilates Back Workout

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds