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12-27-2006, 09:24 AM
Has anyone ever done Callanetics before? My tape is being is being shipped to me now. :)
12-27-2006, 10:10 AM
They are wonderful! Some of the exercises can be tough, but there are graduated steps so that you build up to them. I don't know what's on the tape, I had her first callanetics book from I believe the late 80's, before there were tapes available. Subsequent books came out that had much easier exercises, so perhaps the tape will start you off with easier ones too..which is not a bad thing because the first ones were so very hard and if you weren't totally dedicated it could get discouraging. But I have not found any exercise that strengthens and tones better than callanetics.
12-27-2006, 03:56 PM
I started doing callenetics after meeting a 90 year old man who walked upright, straight, with ease. I asked his secret and he said, "Callenetics!" I replied, "Huh?" And he explained...
I bought the book.. then found a tape at a yard sale. I love it. This reminds me I really should be doing it more often, but I'd like to find a DVD.
Did you order a tape or a DVD?
12-27-2006, 08:40 PM
I have it too, but, have had trouble being consistent. Would love to look 10 years younger!!!
Anyone want to start an accountability thread?
12-30-2006, 11:36 AM
I bought the two videos and a book for my mum.
I've heard so many wonderful things about it. Its supposed to be the best possible way to tone up, and works very quickly.
But neither of us could follow the instructions, we're a bit thick.
12-31-2006, 05:44 PM
I have the dvd! I started doing them and it was great for tonning up, but I am taking up running too cause I am overweight. I will be happy to do callanetics on my days off.
(I got the DVD on the british ebay, it turned out to be a copy of the video tape on DVD - I was not happy I got a copycat, but didn't know any better. I have since learned that you can buy nice DVDs on amazon).
01-21-2007, 10:43 PM
I've done Callanetics off and on through the years. It works when I do it. and I NEED to have some major body shaping going on so I'm wanting to become a regular again. Anyone here doing it consistently? Noticing any good results. Maybe we could start an accountability thread like SwishTN suggested? I can't find any forum for just Callanetics anywhere. I even wrote an inquiry e-mail to the Callanetics headquarters and haven't heard any comment. Mmmmm. I did the exercises from the original book and tape twice last week. I would like to do it 2-3 times a week. I'm thinking Wed. and Saturdays would be my regular days.
I'm looking on e-bay trying to get a cheap am/pm Callanetics tape so I could do part in the a.m. if I could EVER drag my body out of bed on time.
So, anyone want to commit to doing it regularly and checking back to let us all know if you did it? And, then we could ask/answer questions since there doesn't seem to be any other place to do this.
If anyone knows of a Callanetics forum, PLEASE let me know.
I'm also curious why there are only three studios nationwide. I would like to take a class to check my form, but alas, I'm in Texas and the nearest is what? Chicago?? :eek:
01-30-2007, 08:41 AM
Oh my goodness, I totally forgot about posting this. haha. sorry.
I got all the callanetics books from the library and I thinked that helped at least motivate me. I have both Callanetics and Supercallanetics, (why wait another month for the next tape when you can just plug it in right?)
Both are tapes. I'm young and unemployed so I didn't want to spend 45 dollars on two dvds when I could spend 10 on two tapes.
I haven't done the first tape as often as I would like, so I would love to start a accountability thread.
I love how it's so hard and so comfortable at the same time. I love the stretches! :D
07-07-2009, 06:19 AM
This is an old thread, but in case somebody comes searching....
There's a monthly Callanetics thread on this board--basically you state your goal for the month and then check in periodically. Here is the current July challenge:
FYI this is based on a low-carb eating website--however in my experience the exercise threads pretty much focus just on exercise.
07-28-2009, 06:28 PM
I just recently checked out Callanetics Countdown from my library - so far I find it awesome, although the workouts take a lot longer than the estimated time of 20 minutes. It's still worth it though. I've only been at it for 3 days! but so far I'm impressed, I noticed immediate changes in my stomach muscles, and even my arms seem tighter just from one of the stretches.
08-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Yay! Callanetics! Been doing them off and on for decades. Always see results. Always seems hard to get started and stay with it. I only have the original Callanetics tape. Been thinking to get it in DVD format so I can load to ipod. Haven't tried any of the others. I met Callan over 20 years ago. Very nice lady! In fact, I even invested in the Callanetics Franchise Corporation. Gotta check on that. I used to go to the very first Callanetics Studio not run by Callan, Transformations, in Encinitas, CA.
Would love any motivation help so I get back to, and stay with, these exercises.
06-24-2010, 11:46 PM
Callanetics was created in the seventies by Callan Pinckney who originally developed the program as a type of pain relief. It is a process of little muscle contractions & stretches. An improvement of set up after periodical exercises is achieved. With callanetics there's activated the largest body muscle groups. No injury-risk menaced because there's performed no abrupt motions.
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