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DVD Review: 10 Minute Solution Pilates Perfect Body

If host Suzanne Bowen's physique is any indication, the name of this DVD — 10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body — isn't hyperbolic. In fact, I found her muscle tone highly motivating as I was feeling the burn in my own muscles. Bowen is like a highly skilled and encouraging friend, moving fluidly from one move to the next while acknowledging that it's not easy for most people.

This DVD is certainly more challenging than 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Pilates, which I also enjoyed. Like the rest of the series, the vid is split into five 10-minute workouts: Pilates perfect belly, buns and thighs, arms, perfect silhouette, and a stretching series. It's easy to follow, but because it offers creative twists on classic mat Pilates, it won't bore intermediate users. The ab and leg workouts are especially challenging, targeted, and intense. I found myself using the perfect silhouette and comparatively easy stretching segments as a much-needed break.

The main reason I recommend this video is plain and simple: The results are palpable. After doing it once, I was significantly (but pleasantly) sore, and after three workouts in two weeks, I could really feel the effects of the extra toning.

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brighteyes097 brighteyes097 8 years
No special gear required, just a yoga mat and two 1-3 pound weights. It's the most challenging of the 10 Minute Solution series I've tried, for sure. As for challenging positions, Ms. Bowen always offers alternatives that are easier to hold. I'd also recommend 10 Minute Solution Slim & Sculpt which comes with a free yoga band.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
this just made it to the top of my xmas list!!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I liked the Rapid Results Pilates from this series, so if this is tougher, I'm going to try it for sure.
ferret ferret 8 years
cool... are you required to have special gear?
myystque myystque 8 years
I'm interested but I wonder how difficult the moves are because I always have a hard time.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
color me intrigued
stephley stephley 8 years
Ooh, I many buy myself a Christmas present!
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