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Move It at Home: Winsor Pilates Ab Sculpting

Sometimes getting to the gym or a Pilates class is just impossible! It is those times that make us all thankful for DVD players. It can be almost as difficult to find a good exercise DVD, as it is to get to the gym. Well I am here to tell you, and so are my abs, that the Winsor Pilates Ab Sculpting workout really packs a punch — in a good way.

The ab workout is about 20 minutes and includes all the classic Pilates abdominal exercises - like the 100s, single leg stretch and rolling like a ball. If you have never studied Pilates those names might be a little intriguing, and this DVD might not be the best place to learn the exercises so make sure to start with one of the beginner DVDs from Winsor included in the set with this one. You could also take a mat class or even better a Pilates private and the fundamentals of working your core and deep abs can be clarified for you. There are a few modifications offered in the DVD but not for every exercise.

On the other hand, if you have studied Pilates this is a great video leading you through the classic repertory without getting bogged down with too many of those fundamental details that can make exercising with a DVD frustrating. The pace is quick which is great, and this way you do quite a few different exercises in a short 20 minute workout. In fact one of my favorite elements of the routine is changing the tempo or pace of some of the exercises - starting with 10 slow repetitions followed by 10 or 20 quick reps. This would be a great routine to do 3 to 4 times a week.

The Ab Sculpting DVD is sold in a package with other Winsor Pilates DVDs. You can buy the package from Winsor Pilates directly for $59.80. The package includes 6 DVDs, and an exercise planner and a Sculpting Circle (similar to the Magic Circle).

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JessNess JessNess 10 years
I own the Windsor Pilates DVD. I orginally had her book and was doing the workout using that but I saw the DVD on sale so I bought it. Madison- I know what you mean with the not having enough reps. Instead of doing more reps you may need to try challenging yourself. For example any exercise with your legs up in the air like the 100 and the Criss Cross try lowering your legs. I have done this and it really makes a difference. If that is still not giving the workout you want then do more reps with the lower legs.
madison63 madison63 10 years
am I the only one who doesn't like Windsor Pilates? I didn't think that it was as effective as some of the other pilates dvds I picked up from Target. I often had to pause the program so that I could do more reps because she wasn't doing enough.
aflp4 aflp4 10 years
This is a great program! I have used it for years and have a great "core" because if it.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
I will have to try this! i am getting so bored with my pilates videos...
GreenSkittlesGal GreenSkittlesGal 10 years
I have 3 of the Windsor pilates ones (arms, buns, and abs) -- and they are FANTASTIC.
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
After I read that Hilary Duff did Pilates to stay strong, I wanted to try it, but lack of time prevented that. My mum's trying Pure yoga studio on monday and if she thinks it's good, she'll let me join it with her.
BeeMoney BeeMoney 10 years
I love Windsor Pilates DVD. I like the burn ones best, you use small weights with the moves. I am a workout DVD-aholic. I just got the new Crunch Yoga DVD and my hamstrings are still so sore (from a Monday workout) that I can't do a standing foward bend!
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