Stott Pilates The Secret to Weight Loss

Though I am an avid fan of the Stott Pilates videos for their clear and well structured workouts that produce results, I was disappointed in this video. This DVD is comprised of two main sections: a cardio section and a pilates section that follows.

The cardio section involves an action called “pilates walking” which is too watered down and monotonous. If I am going to get my heart pumping with a video then I don’t want to do the same 3 steps for 20 minutes. The pilates section was very thorough and clear, as usual, but I would like to have seen more pilates content. This video does have a second volume and the cardio looks a little more challenging there.

When all is said and done - I would rather do my own favorite version of cardio (running, dancing, biking, etc) and then pull out my favorite pilates disc or swing by the studio for a class - this way I am getting the best of both worlds… cardio that I look forward to, and a full length pilates class filled with excellent instruction.

  • Pace - Too slow
  • Level - Advanced beginner
  • Clear breath cuing - Breath was clearly stated even with the cardio portion
  • Inclusion of pilates principles - Principles were included in the cardio - this is a plus!
  • Explanation of the goals of an exercise - In the pilates exercises
  • What you get out of doing an exercise - In the pilates exercises
  • Target muscles -Given in the pilates and cardio portion
  • Common errors in specific exercises - Given in the pilates section

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