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Move it at home: Crunch's Fat Burning Pilates

Move it at home: Crunch's Fat Burning Pilates

Once again it was the title of this DVD that caught my eye and sparked my interest: Fat Burning Pilates. What's that all about?

Basically it is Pilates concepts integrated into 30 minutes of low impact aerobics, followed by 10 minutes of advanced Pilates mat work. The instructor gives some traditional Pilates information about control, centering, and the "power house", which is just Pilates speak for the core, while leading you through the moves. The aerobic section is quick paced and fairly dancey, so it could be hard to follow if you are not a regular in some aerobics class. But if you plan on using the DVD often, the challenge will stave off boredom. Some Pilates mat moves (exercises usually done on the floor) are incorporated into the standing work so the inner thighs get some action. This is good.

The 10 minutes of matwork that follows is pretty advanced and in my opinion there is not enough focus on the deep abs working while doing the difficult moves.

Overall, I found the editing a little distracting, lots of quick cuts over to the bongo player for some reason. I must say it is not my favorite workout DVD. But I did feel like I had worked my body in the end.

Put it on your Netflix queue to try it before you buy it. Or purchase it here.

Join The Conversation
dead_swanky dead_swanky 10 years
Dead_Swanky I have windsor pilates, and they spend a considerable amount of time showing the bongo players too...
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
FitSugar, thanks for giving us the scoop on this Pilate DVD. :)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
me too! I'm more the type that does crunches on the floor during commercials ;)
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I'm the same way fitness girl.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I feel stupid doing aerobics videos at home, alone. Am I the only one?
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