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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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lauralovesjazz lauralovesjazz 9 years
This DVD is so great. It moves a bit fast for beginners, but I picked it up pretty quickly the first time. Definitely more challenging than other DVDs I have used for Pilates.
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
I have the 10 minute solutions kickbox bootcamp dvd, and it is awesome! I don't think you can go wrong with any of the 10 minute solutions.
peachesmel9 peachesmel9 9 years
I LOVE this DVD. There is also another 10 Minute Solutions Pilates DVD hosted by Lara, and that is equally great. I use those and another one three times a week and I'm still not sick of them.
MissMeow MissMeow 9 years
Hm, this looks great. I'm starting a small collection of exercise dvds since I always work out at home - I'll have to add this to the collection.
CAcyclegirl CAcyclegirl 9 years
I took a yoga pilates workshop from Lara Hudson a year or so ago and she was fantastic! I would definitely be interested in picking up some of her dvd's.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks, Fit. I'll add this to my collection. I love Pilates!
amyonedge amyonedge 9 years
Sounds like this dvd would be a great supplement to my weekly reformer class... thanks for the review!
toodledoo toodledoo 9 years
Love this! The abs workout is my favorite, and I agree about feeling a burn after powering through the entire set. I've also tried her 10 minute yoga dvd, but really only liked the stretching section at the end...I'll sometimes do that part before bed as it is pretty relaxing.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I have another one of the 10-minute workout DVDs. I love them! They're kind of corny, but you can get a great workout in as little as 10-minutes. Or you can program it to do several workouts back-to-back to get longer workouts. It's amazing!!!
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
I love this DVD! It's the only one I go back to. The instructor is good, too. I especially recommend it to people who are "beginners," or those who don't like to work out.
wren1 wren1 9 years
Thanks for the review. I work out at home, so it's all DVDs and exercise tv on demand. I could use a more advanced pilates DVD. I just may pick this up :)
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