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09-26-2007, 06:25 AM
Has anyone tried this with success (from the informercial - dvd's or video)? And, if so, is it hard to do with a 'bad back'? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!:)
09-26-2007, 07:46 AM
Pilates is awesome. I have never tried Windsor, but I am a certified instructor and think it is wonderful, even if you have a bad back (like me). If you can have a one on one session with an instructor just once, it will really help. She or he can modify certain moves for you if you have any conditions or concerns, and also make sure that you are doing the moves right. Have fun! It's gonna work those abs like nothing else!
09-26-2007, 08:01 AM
I have tried Winsor Pilates and I really liked it. I didn't give me what the infomercials claimed it would but it was a great addition to the routine I was already doing. I did find however that when I took Pilates with a trainer my body changed DRAMATICALLY only doing one hour a week. It's easy to have incorrect form when you are just watching a video. Good luck!
09-26-2007, 08:29 AM
I liked the Windsor pialtes, but if you order off T.V. know that they keep sending you dvds. I thought you got to view them and decide if you wanted to keep them and if you kept them you sent them the money or put it on your credit card. No they take your money out of your account before they send you the dvds each month! They took it out of my credit card and I did not realize it. It was a real mess to get it stopped. The dvds were good though. I really only do dvds durning the winter months so I did not need two dvds per month.
09-26-2007, 08:39 AM
I like Windsor Pilates......I'm a bigger fan of Taebo, but Windsor Pilates is nice to break up the routine every now and then and work the muscles that I don't get to use in my other exercises. You don't really get the results that the infomercials promise, but it's still good for strengthening.
09-26-2007, 09:45 AM
ive used windsor pilates on and off for years, i love it, and i have scoliosis so as long as you listen to your body yes you can do it with a bad back. ive fallen out of it at the moment, so much going on, but last time i got into it within a WEEK of doing the hour long every day, my boyfriend of the time said my bum was firmer ;) sorry, tmi? :D :D
09-26-2007, 08:55 PM
My girl friend teaches it and at 50 she has the body of a 20 something and
that is no brag, just fact.
She has inspired me to try it now that I have time and energy to take charge of my life. I have done it at home, but really think the gym is the ticket to success.
I need to get started, I guess one step at a time.
09-26-2007, 09:42 PM
I don't know of anyone that teaches it in my area because I would love to learn it from that aspect. I do have the windsor pilates series and I really like them. I've been so busy with life these days that I haven't been consistent this month. I can tell the difference. I really am more flexible and I definitely notice how much it has improved my range of motion and overall body form. I want pilates to become a regular part of my daily routine.
09-27-2007, 06:46 AM
Thank you everyone! I am not sure how to find an instructor - but I will start by calling the rec centers in the area. We have a Bally's but I do not want to join them - only find the instruction. I was told that PIlates is good for stretching and for people with Fibro. Have a great day everyone!
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