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08-09-2007, 09:12 AM
Anyone ever tried it? Do it? or heard of it? I'm interested.....but it seems a bit old school....is pilates similar?
08-09-2007, 09:13 AM
Pilates is a very cool workout. Easy, but effective. I dunno about callentics. Isn't that what they do in the Olympics bouncing all around the mats and all? I don't think it's anything like Pilates. Oh wait - look!
08-09-2007, 12:42 PM
callanetics is amazing...it is a lot like pilates and ballet form moves. small contractions to tone muscle. it works and gives your body lots of integrity and helps you be aware of posture etc, and she is totally a funny bird!
08-09-2007, 03:06 PM
It ROCKS! You do these tiny little micro-movements so you are like "this isn't doing anything" while you're doing it. BUT...after OMG!!! My abs are NEVER as sculpted as when I do this video...or my but for that matter.
The only downside is it is a little slow-moving, so it's a good one to mix into your routine...or once you get used to it play your own tunes and turn down the sound. (that's what we do)
08-18-2007, 08:53 AM
it's cool. I have it, but I don't do it anymore. I should do it though, it works.
08-19-2007, 05:09 PM
I have the books and the videos, but have never done it, because I'm a bit thick and found it really hard to follow!!!
People say its the best exercise-ever-to-exist to tone your body.
Whereas pilates is supposed to be the best to shape it. It looks a lot easier!!
Callanetics was all the rage in the 80s because it actually worked, and the hype was justified. Everyone said the results were miraculous. But the craze wore off because it was "boring". (Not my opinion - thats what the health mags say. And I guess they must be right, or it would still be all the rage its so effective)
I do intend to try again but I think I'd need to go to a class to help me get started - I need someone to explain to me how to move.
The Olympics thing is Callasethnics I think. Callanetics is named after its creator Callan Pinkney.
Ideally I'd alternate Pilates with Callanetics. Pilates one day to shape, Callanetics the next to tone.
08-19-2007, 05:10 PM
Beppa how often did you do it? And the others who said it works?
10-15-2007, 02:26 PM
bumping for beppa's response. :D
10-17-2007, 01:16 PM
Callanetics is excellent. However, I found the videos looked so dated, it was depressing. They were shot in the mid 1980s, and I just can't get past that. In a similar vein but produced in the 21st Century is The Bar Method, which is available on at least two DVDs. I just ordered it last week.
10-19-2007, 08:28 AM
I just received my callanetics DVDs and watched the Ten Years Younger in Ten Hours. She's such a tiny little thing! I like how she goes to the participants and corrects their posture and their method of doing the exercises. I think it would be very helpful to those of us watching. I have Super Callanetics, which I will do once I can master the first one. Hopefully, I can manage to do 2 callanetics workouts a week, along with other activities.
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