Instructor's name: Louise Solomon
Type of Workout: Yoga and Pilates
Fitness Level: Beginners
Equipment Needed: Exercise Mat and resistance/Pilates band
Total Running Time: 72 Minutes
Region: 1 (read below for more region information)
Louise Solomon's Yoga and Pilates is a highly effective form of exercise that blends the best of the worlds of Yoga and Pilates. Encompassing the flexibility, meditative and weight loss elements of Yoga with the muscle strengthening and toning of Pilates, Yoga and Pilates is an ideal balance of body and mind, breathing and movement. Following Yoga and Pilates will not only leave you looking your best but will improve your posture, strengthen your body and spine and act as a release valve against stress build up - and all in just 28 days!
Louise Solomon's Yoga & Pilates - Vol. 1 movie Her routine provides the flexibility and meditative aspects of yoga and the toning and strengthening aspects of pilates, allowing participants to destress and improve their physical conditions.
I had never done yoga or pilates before in my life, and knew nothing about the moves, etc. In fact, I was skeptical. Louise Solomon goes through a thorough explanation and demonstration. She is a certified Yogalates instructor from Australia, and her voice is calm and soothing while it allows you to focus on working the core muscles. There are 2 workouts on this DVD. I started with just the first one which is about 20 minutes. After a week I tried both workouts, which gives you an hour workout (this includes the relaxation portion, which I consider "dessert"). This workout works best if you also purchase stretch bands like she uses. I've worked out at least 5 days a week for the last 3 months and lost 2 inches in my waist and 4 inches in my abs (I'm eating healthy along with this program). Good workout and I feel rejuvenated upon finishing. Highly recommend for the beginner. I'm now working on her Vol 2 workout.
TRUST ME IT WORKS!!!!!
I used this video about 2 years ago when I graduated from college. I had actually gained about 20-30 while I was in college, and, I have to tell you, I worked out to this video (just workout 1 for 30 minutes) and it seems like the weight just fell off. I had already lost about 15 when i started using it. I used this work out with the Special K diet and in about 2 weeks time I weighed less than I did when I graduated HS. I notice a significant change in the way my body looked. Since then, I have used it off and on for while, but now that I am getting married I will definately use it again!!!!
Louise Solomon's Yoga & Pilates: Total Body Toner
I started using the dvd at the beginning of the year and am noticing results already. I notice my mid section is leaner, I am more flexible, and I just feel better. While I usually do a lot of walking, I needed something different for the colder months, but can't do a lot of strenuous stuff due to disc/neck problems (cervical fusion, discectomy), so I was a little skeptical. Well, lo and behold, the chronic pain has disappeared and I have no difficulty with any of the moves-I guess it may have something to do with all of the deep ab work. While it is a little slow, it still gives great results and I thoroughly enjoy it. It's very relaxing, too. I highly recommend this product and I may buy another one of her products in the near future.
At first it I had to really concentrate on Louise's accent but there are also subtitles and after the first couple of times through the workout she becomes easier to understand. I like the combination of yoga and pilates and working with the thera band for extra resistance. I am just getting back into exercising and suffer from Myofascial Pain Syndrome but find the majority of the moves not stressful on my back or other joints and I feel much better after the workout. As Louise says, you need to listen to your body and work at your own pace.
Please Note: We do not endorse, recommend or approve of any of the religious, ritualistic or mystical aspects of yoga such as meditation and the emptying of the mind etc. We sell the DVDs purely for their physical exercise benefits (the sport of yoga).
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You can try the following region decoding instructions which have worked for many people with various players (I have used this successfully myself):
1. Switch on TV & DVD Open Tray
2. Using remote press PAUSE button
3. Enter this code 3 1 4 1 5 9 (if that doesn’t work try 000 or 0000)
4. Region menu will appear, select region 0 (all)
5. Press PAUSE button
If region menu does not appear don't worry just PRESS 0 THEN STEP 5.
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Hi, my name is Linda. I have been a fitness fanatic all my life! I have worked with nutrition and personal training for many years and I love helping people reach their exercise and weight loss goals!
I have been using workout DVDs for about 20 years so I decided to start this website to help other enthusiasts get a great range of DVDs in their collection. I have recently started videoing my own Barlates Body Blitz workouts and am creating an ever-growing library of fusion style DVDs and downloads, which can be purchased through the Barlates Body Blitz of my Ebay store. My latest venture is my exercise clothing label, Sculpt Wear, which I have created with the help of a friend. The idea is to create active wear that I find comfortable and stylish and to make it available to you at affordable prices.
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