Pilates

  1. anybody know anything about it? or used it? is it worth the 40-some dollars daisy fuentes was trying to get me to part with this morning on the info-mercial?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   TheBrainMusher
    good question, I was thinking of doing it ... I have heard nothing but good things, but have yet to take a class ...
  4. by   WalMart_ADN
    a class....i don't think i would do it in front of other people :roll:
  5. by   copperd
    Supposed to be really hard unless you are properly taught how to do it.
  6. by   Q.
    I used to do Pilates and in fact, when I got certified as a pre/post natal exercise instructor, we used the Pilates method as a backbone to the program.

    Pilates is an old method of "exercise", over 90 years old, founded by Joseph Pilates, that focuses on tone and balance from the inner body out, using breathing and inner control to lengthen your body as opposed to bulking it out. It it supposed to give you the flexibility and lithe of a dancer.

    There is a great book that I use as a resource called The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler. I would recommend it.
  7. by   swtshyn20
    Winsor Pilates are good. It comes with a beginner workout, a 20 minute workout, and an advanced workout. The beginner workout is very basic...she just goes through the different exercises and shows you how to do them properly. I thought it was work the $40.
  8. by   emily_mom
    I bought the videos and was kind of confused on technique so I went to a few classes. Boy, was I way off!!! I would maybe take a class if possible just to get the general idea. I get a lot more out of my tapes now.

    Good luck....

    Kristy
  9. by   TheBrainMusher
    Kristy,
    thanks! my gym offers classes so i was thinking of gettingbasics there ... then dropping the gym and doing it at home or something when I start nursing school and become a cheap wad
  10. by   WalMart_ADN
    i bought a pilates video i saw a target yesterday......and almost killed myself this morning. This girl was like..combing her hair with her feet......i'm like....NO WAY CAN i do that.....i'll end up in my ED with a pulled everything lol.

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