Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 3 out of 5 by MichaelC The set-designer should be fired!
I like to take Gaiam DVD's with me when I travel for business. Usually that requires that I watch them on my laptop. With this video that is impossible. The girls in the video are wearing dark green pants and dark brown tops against a backdrop of a dark mat and a very dark room. This may sound like a simple annoyance, but unless your looking straight at the screen on a certain angle all you get are shadows. All you can see are feet, faces and hands. I had the same result when I tried to watch it at home. You're trying to do the exercises which requires you to be lying on the floor, holding onto a chair or leaning against a wall. So you can never be directly in front of the screen! Also the wall exercises require that you slide your back up and down a wall. Easy enough if you have the slick varnished wood support beams in the video. If you have paint or wallpaper or the slightest bit of perspiration good luck. I guess the solution would be a balance ball, but then why not just buy a balance ball video? Most of these exercises can be found in any Pilates video. I won't "not" recommend it only because she does some good explanation of the muscle groups and overall the exercises would seem to be beneficial and I only paid $15. But I was by no means blown away or that impressed. I would highly recommend if you or going to make a video like this you take into consideration that the person really needs to see how the exercises are performed and what muscle groups are being incorporated!
May 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sopranocate Overall, it's pretty good
I like this video very much, I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but I already feel the muscles affecting my knees getting stronger and more flexible. I think that the instructions are clear and the demonstrations are correct and precise.
While I appreciate the idea that the reasons for working each of the targeted muscle groups are explained before each exercise, I would like it if all of the explanations were done at the beginning of the video so that once the exercising begins, we could get through it non-stop.
I do like it though, and will continue to use it.
August 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charliemrt Great Video
Very informative video and easy to use on a regular basis.
October 25, 2009